Okay, I am working on a few other things that are shiny and distracting and have piping and waterproof zippers. SewExpo in Puyallup is coming up; so is Emerald City Comic Con. What to wear to either? Both? Making a Surf to Summit Fehr Trade rashie for the Pattern Review workout wear contest.
That and I had a birthday. And the teen had a 18 year old birthday. And the Seahawks won.
Okay, it's busy town like always.
I am always pondering tool storage and bag hacks. And I loooove Jet Pens; I go to their emails almost faster than to Idle Hands (and I love Idle Hands).
But this seems a bit overpriced for something you can make with duct tape.
Take a piece of heavy tape (gaffers tape if you want to upscale) that's three times as long as the 'wrap' distance around your fave pen/pencil. Goo side up, place another piece of tape a little longer than that 'wrap' in the middle. Apply to back cover of chosen notebook so that none of the goo is going to touch your pen/pencil.
This works better with a pen with a clip, but you can put a piece of thin fleece or scuba fabric or something squishy in the place of the 'wrap' tape, and that cushion will help hold a pencil.
This will last as long as the notebook will.
|Seahawks make front page of NYT. Left coast WIN.|
This is the quick and dirty version with wide elastic, glue and duct tape (I was running out the door to a conference).
Your results will be prettier.
And speaking of pretties:
There are a lot of patterns out there for this pen case. The trick is the zipper; either get a long one and do the endless zipper installation, or use a regular zipper and tack the tail into the center fold at the top.
Of course I am making a pattern for something far tricksier. When I'm not doing that other stuff.
Yes, boss! Back to work!