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Saturday, 3 March 2012

i am hand-made: detachable pocket

*UPDATE: this is now available to buy as a pdf pattern - please click |here|*

here is one of the new pieces that i've made for the shop. after i posted about my tote bag diy the other day, i noticed a lot of people mentioned pockets and how they hate digging around at the bottom of their bags. so i sketched out a few ideas for this, and after trying it out yesterday i think it's actually a damn good idea (if i do say so myself!).

i have a few changes to make; mostly a few stitch details, and i've also worked out a better strap method that isn't so bulky. 
there are three compartments- including one that fits an iphone perfectly and the extra pocket attached to the front. i tested it out with my essentials- phone, keys, lipbalm, pen & a mini notepad. 
all you have to do is wrap the straps around the straps of your bag, and secure them in place with the button.


so what do you think? is this something that you can imagine using? 
it's now in the shop under a made-to-order basis. if you are interested, just let me know in a comment, or pop me an email at skyepennant@hotmail.co.uk

p.s. you can now also follow my blog through hello cotton here :)


29 comments:

  1. I totally dig this! It's such a cute idea! One of my favorite tote bags had a little pouch in it, but over time, my rough love tore it apart. This would be a perfect replacement. d^_^b

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    1. thanks so much sarah :D glad you like it! x

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  2. That is such a cool idea! You know when you see something and think, this could change my life forever? One of those moments! And it looks so cute as well!

    Pip x

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    1. thanks pip! haha, yay for that moment :) x

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  3. Aren't you the little genius!? Definitely going to pick one of these up once I get my finances in order (:

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  4. I love this! The design is cute and the detachable strap system is a really good idea! :)

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  5. thats such a great idea! so cute :) xx

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  6. This is super-duper clever! And really cute too :) xx

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  7. Your blog is lovely, I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award :)
    http://courtney--xo.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award-2.html

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  8. This is such a brilliant little idea :) love it!

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  9. I love this idea (found it on Pinterest)! I may even do a crude, hand-sewn copy of it, but don't worry, I'll give you credit :) Love your blog!

    http://thecentralstandard.net

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    1. thank you, it is still available to buy here: http://iamhandmade.bigcartel.com/product/detachable-pocket

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  10. Great idea, but the strap attachment seems to impede access to the main pockets. I'm going to try putting the buttons on the back, behind the pockets. I'll let you know if that works out. Beautiful work!

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  11. Great idea! One of those just waiting for someone to run with it, glad you did. I might do like Jessica, above, but will also give you credit.

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    1. thank you, it is still available to buy here: http://iamhandmade.bigcartel.com/product/detachable-pocket

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  12. This is BRILLIANT!!!

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  13. I love totes. I hate that they don't have pockets. You are a genius! Saw this on Pinterest.

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  14. Do you have patterns for this?? It is super cute!!!
    Jenn

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  15. you could use a place mate. Just sew different size pockets.

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  16. I love this!
    Your blog is lovely.
    Carla

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  17. What a great idea! I just pinned it :)

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  18. 4/26/13 You said this pocket was available for purchase at http://iamhandmade.bigcartel.com/product/detachable-pocket
    I get a "no page here" message with that URL. Is there another selling site?
    Thanks, FreddieAnn

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