In small blocks of time, I have managed to sew a little. I have been working on various forms of this: This is a travel pouch for a nook, whether it be in a purse on a daily basis or in a carryon for trips. The pouch is quilted to protect the nook as I previously discussed when I made this:
On the original I had ribbons to tie to secure the nook in the pouch. I thought the ribbons might not be the best or strongest for security, so I removed the ribbons and added velcro to close the pouch. C. has indicated she likes the look of the ribbons. Do you prefer the streamline nature of the first three photos? Should I add ribbons for fun, but keep the velcro for function? Should I make both versions? Please let me know what you think if you have a minute. Thanks. Happy sewing.
I like them both. I think guys might not want one with a ribbon, and perhaps some women also. I like the way the ribbon looks, but I know if I carried it in my purse, it would get messy and then I’d be frustrated. Do you sew the velcro on with your machine? Doesn’t the needle get sticky? (I use a lot of velcro with my students and cutting it out makes the scissors very sticky, but I use the self-stick velcro). So I vote make both!
Hi Sue, I haven’t noticed my needle being sticky afterwards, but this is not self-stick velcro. Most agree with you…I also receive private opinions. The ribbon is superfluous, but some might like it. Without the ribbon is practical.