Now I know what you're thinking, "But Barbara! You told us you were totally paperless!" That's true, I don't keep paper on my desk. But I do frame a lot of posters that come rolled up in tubes. They need to be flattened out. So I got out my sewing stuff and made a heavy thing to go inside the case. I measured the phone to see how big to cut my fabric.
|6" around, so I'll make my pouch 3" wide and it|
should fill out properly.
|3 1/2" long|
|Measure and cut the fabric for the 6" diameter, allowing for seams|
|Fold it right sides together and sew it up.|
|3lb lead shot weight for scuba diving|
|Here's what's on the inside.|
|Here's the new bag filled with shot and hand sewn along the end that had the old hem.|
|Weight inside the case, side view|
|Weighted case, top view|
When I finished I still had some shot left. I made another bag to be a paper weight. I had something ampule shaped in my mind when I sewed a freehand shape.
|It's a... I don't know what that is.|
This one was a lot harder to fill with shot. I don't recommend this small of a neck. It does have a wonderful feel in the hand though and is easy to pick up.
|Here it is doing its job like a champ|
|I use the Coach one face down so there's no chance of the brass ring making a mark.|
The poster you see here is a Matrix poster from Mondo Tees. I did a neat framing ensemble for that.