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« on: November 25, 2007 10:25:19 PM »

So. Being a Christian Scientist (we're the ones who heal through prayer), I carry pocket-sized copies of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy in my purse for the same reason most people carry aspirin or whatever.

These tiny volumes survived WWII in my old Sunday School teacher's pocket, but after a couple of years in my purse, they're starting to get pretty dogeared and dinged-up. I'm not sure what that says about my purse, but in any case, I needed a way to protect my books from further damage, so while I was working on another project involving bandannas this evening, I decided to see if I could come up with a way to keep stray coins and keys and things from getting wedged between the pages and wrinkling them up.

This is what I came up with:





I'm posting a couple of views of how it folds up because I think the basic design (which is the result of trial and error and a lot of ironing) could be modified pretty easily to accommodate, say, the paperback you carry to work to read on your break or the bestseller that lives in your gym bag and keeps you from dying of ennui on the treadmill.

When it's all folded up, both books are completely swaddled in fabric. I used a piece of fusible webbing on the ribbon to keep it from slipping off and getting lost in my purse.





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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 10:31:56 PM »

So. Being a Christian Scientist (we're the ones who heal through prayer), I carry pocket-sized copies of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy in my purse for the same reason most people carry aspirin or whatever.


Yay for Christians who can have their religion and their science go hand in hand!


This fabric is wonderful, and this idea is even better!  This will be perfect for my camera and batteries, once it's back from the shop... from damages incurred within my purse...
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007 11:03:38 AM »

This fabric is wonderful, and this idea is even better!  This will be perfect for my camera and batteries, once it's back from the shop... from damages incurred within my purse...

Thanks. I wonder ... to protect your camera, could you fold a bandanna to make a double layer around the sides and then recon one of those cheap eyeglass cases to serve as padding? I don't know if this makes any sense, but I'm thinking you could split the eyeglass case in half and then tuck each piece in between the layers -- one on each side of the camera -- to add extra protection. You'd have to play around with the design and kind of fold and unfold and maybe trim down the pieces of the eyeglass case until you had something that fit around your camera. Might add a bit of Velcro to hold it all in place -- that would be faster than tying and untying a ribbon when you're trying to get a quick shot of something that's happening right this second.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007 05:49:58 AM »

Thoes are very nice. That was a great idea.
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