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« on: October 22, 2009 08:26:36 PM »

So I had no idea where to post this, but it is a project I made that carried things and held things on my recent European trip, so I am putting it in this area...

I made this bad boy to help keep me entertained and have all my "ohmigawd this is a long freakin flight and I am getting BORED" items in one place. I did a bit of googling and saw something like this on a travel site, but the one that I was keen on was not available yet.. and the one they did have in stock was just overkill.

They were also boring black.

I like black, but I am so tired of all travel items being either black, red or beige *yawn*

After analyzing what I like and disliked about what was out there, I decided to make up my own in-flight entertainment center based on what I like to bring with me on long flights....So here we go:

Here is it folded up.. it is a little bigger then a notebook (hold magazines easily)


Next we open it up....oooh! things to DO!!


There is a slot for my iPhone to watch movies at eye level, pocket for a paperback or other goodies, another little pocket for whatevah


Look! I can watch a movie at eye level.. and not have to hold it Cheesy


Here it is hanging on the back of the chair (pretend we are on a plane, I forgot to take pics of it in action on the flight. )


then open hanging on the chair in front of me.


there is a velcro loop to hang the headphones on. the bottom flap holds magazines and then folds up and secures out of the way so you can lower a tray table for dinner. There is another pocket behind the iPhone pocket that holds more magazines, etc. I also have another small pocket for the ipod.

I lined it with stiff interfacing to give it some body and extra stability, but not so much that this things can't be folded into a suitcase or carry on pocket. It is cotton and totally washable. Cheesy I made it to originally attach to the tray table when it is upright, but that was too low, so I placed it on the back of the seat in front of me instead. I was in coach on an older plane and there was not one of those screens on the back of the seat in front of me, so this did not cover any of the airline provided entertainment.

It totally made the 9+hour fight more comfy and entertaining.


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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009 08:35:07 PM »

wow! great idea!
I love the iPod pouch. I never would've thought of that
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009 09:18:41 PM »

Wow! This is so clever!! Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009 09:38:48 PM »

Wonderful! I'll have to keep this in mind for friends who travel frequently.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009 10:19:15 PM »

I love it! I will have to make one before I go to (eek!) Greece next year!  I love the fabric you used too!
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009 10:20:33 PM »

You, my friend, are a pure genius. A pure organized genius. A pure organized stylish genius. A pure organized stylish creative genius. A....

Oh you get it already? Kay. Cause you would.... *genius*
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009 10:44:36 PM »

thanks, everyone.. I am pretty proud of it. The fabric was some I had leftover from another project - came from Ikea.

I made it up as I went and thought about what I am always scrounging for in my carry-on. Made the trip so much better..

Have fun in Greece! Beautiful country.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009 10:54:31 PM »

Mmm Ikea! We've had one for 2 years now and I've yet to buy any fabric there. What's wrong with me?
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2009 03:00:40 AM »

to use previously used phrases, pure genius, inspired, organised and stylish,
I bow to your awesomeness!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009 05:06:02 AM »

I must make one. im going back to the UK from Istanbul for Christmas. Its gonna be a 5 hour flight with my 2 year old, joy!!
This is a must have, loooove it!!!!
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