Friday, October 3, 2014

A fail and a fix! Day 82, Use What You've Got.

3 years ago I made myself this super simple and really useful armband mp3 holder

Yesterday I decided to try and make one that was slightly bigger to see if I could use it to hold my phone in as I run. I've just downloaded a new app - Runkeeper, which has an audio cue that I can set to tell me every 400m I run for my interval run workouts. 

Unfortunately, my phone is too heavy for the pouch!
So much for a quick project. I shall have to rethink and have another try!

So after that fail, I needed to achieve something, so did a quick fix of our BBQ cover. Over the years it has become torn and now just a big gust of wind and it blows off.

A quick stitch and it sits securely now with the velcro straps keeping it tight at the sides.

Not a very exciting bit of sewing - but it's another thing done that has been waiting for a long time!!

What fixing jobs do you have waiting around the house?


  1. I followed your tutorial this morning, and made an IPOD carrier using one of my husbands old t-shirts:) Thank you.

    1. Thanks Vicky! Glad the tutorial was of use!

  2. Jill, I know with your ingenuity you will think of another use for that phone holder. The grill cover(before you fixed it) reminds me of the one on my deck right now!

    1. Thanks Lynn! I can't believe how long it's taken me to fix that cover - and how quick it was to do when I actually got a round tuit!!


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