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« on: April 19, 2004 09:53:35 AM »

I have been knitting cotton cell phone cozies and using velcro for the closure.  I am finding that I loathe sewing the velcro.  Does any one have any suggesting for either making this an easier task, or an alternative way of attaching the velcro.  I know this is probably wishful thinking...but maybe....
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2004 06:22:29 AM »

Unfortunately I have no suggestions, but wanted to second your lament about the velcro -- that was the hardest part about the cell phone cozy I made!  'Course, if I had an actual thimble, it might not have been so bad, but I totally tore up my fingers with that horrible sharp needle . . . kept stabbing myself, and trying desperately not to bleed on my cozy.  

I thought about using a button, but that seems like it would be a pain -- having to unbutton to answer the phone, etc.  

I was thinking of making my second cozy "open topped" with a little strap to hang onto (like a tiny, long skinny tote bag, ish).

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004 10:08:13 AM »

Well I made my cell phone case with a snap and it works pretty well and it was fast to attach the snap.  I don't usually have the problem with the "unbuttoning" because when i turn on my phone i either put it in a more accessible place or i leave the top unbuttoned.  Good luck with the velcro though.  Just a side note...I've never liked velcro because it always gets yarn bits or hair stuck in it and makes it really dirty.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004 12:49:37 PM »

i have been doing mine with big buttons and big buttonholes, they are pretty quick to open, or so the people who ive given them to say...
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004 05:54:50 PM »

Well I made my cell phone case with a snap and it works pretty well and it was fast to attach the snap.

What size/type snap did you use?  I tried snaps, but they were so tight I was afarid they would rip the knitting.  Maybe I used some that were too big?
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004 09:43:24 AM »

I'm not sure what size they are but they're not that big.  I usually have to to carefully open the snap so worrying about messing up the knitting really isn't a problem....however, if I really need to get it open fast I can pretty much just pull and it doesn't seem to be ripping or wrecking the yarn.  
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