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Monday, October 11, 2010

Carole's Inhaler Pouch

Some assembly required. I'm going to let Carole sew on the button and tell me how far down she put it. 

Carole wanted a pouch for her inhaler that would fit on her belt. I told her I'd make one and call it research and development. I can see I need to move the loop for the belt to fit through. I also need to do a little more work on how wide the flap should be. 

However, I've never had to use an inhaler, so I really don't know exactly what I'm doing here. The pouch is 3"x3". What would you do to improve on this design? 

Many thanks. 


orkaloca said...

Hi deb, I like the fabric and model. The only thing I can suggest is that a round-shaped flap could work better, in my opinion, on your design. Hope this helps. have a nice sewing day!

Anonymous said...

Ask her about velcro. I think the button would be fiddly if she needed a puff in a hurry.

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

I recommend Velcro also. A button could be a nuisance when you can't breathe.

Alison Schwabe said...

A covered or toning button would work but probably Velcro's even better still.
A rounded flap or at least smaller/narrower than the width of the bag when it's fastened - does the bag really need to taper? or is that the effect with the puffer in it? in which case, a gusset would give volume/space for when the puffer is in the bag, making the shape look more regular - like how you make the edges of cushions curved, to make them look straight once the filler/form is inside.
Neat, ie unobtrusive/toning topstitch by hand or machine would look classier than machine embroidery around the edge of the flap...

Anonymous said...

I agree with Alison's comment, re shape, decorative stitching etc... but I have one other suggestions... if this is to hang/attach to a belt, shouldn't the loop be at the top and not on the bottom? Or it will hang upside down? perhaps I am envisioning it wrong.. but at this moment, that is what I see.
This could be very classy with just a few touch-ups.
Carole is fortunate to have a friend like you.