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Pick Your Pockets!

When is pocket-picking something to be encouraged?  When you are ordering a custom-made handbag, that’s when!

The bags that I make and sell have plenty of pockets inside and out, making it possible to keep the contents of the purses organized and easy to find.

One advantage to having a purse, tote, or diaper bag custom-made just for you, is the opportunity that you have to pick your own pocket size and placement.

Recently a customer ordered a larger purse, and she had some very specific needs.  She wanted an interior pocket to hold her smart phone, and she wanted an exterior pocket big enough for carrying her Kindle.

As I was constructing her purse, I was able to make the interior and exterior pockets to her exact specifications.

Here you can see the four-inch pocket that will hold her smart phone.


My friend didn’t specifically ask for a pocket for her pen and one for a lip balm or lipstick, but I almost always include these two features in the bags that I make.

I have also made pockets to fit checkbooks, hand sanitizer bottles, and pocket calendars.  When it comes to pocket picking, your wish is my command!

On several occasions I have made custom interior pockets for Kindles, but I really liked this idea of the Kindle pocket on the front of the purse.  I might consider making myself a purse with this feature sometime soon.

Pockets are just one of the customizable features on purses.  I can also customize handle style and length.  I can add key fobs, zippers, and more.

Please take a look around my site.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have.  You can contact me at mygrandmaknows@yahoo.com .

Kindle Fire Sleeve

My husband surprised me with a Kindle Fire for Christmas this year, and I really like it!  As soon as I started using it, I knew that I was going to have to have a case for it.  I wanted a case that would protect the Fire, but I also wanted a case that could double as an easel.  I do use my Fire for streaming videos and for playing games, so the easel feature of my case is great for that. 

Here’s a picture of my Kindle Fire in the case that I bought for it. 

I thought that this case would be adequate for my needs, but then I realized that I wanted more protection for my Fire when I carried it in my purse.  A pocket for my stylus would be great, too. 

My solution was to make a padded sleeve for my Kindle Fire that is big enough to hold my Fire and the case.  I used a pattern that I purchased on www.etsy.com, and I chose fabric that matches my Kindle Fire case. 


 The sleeve is made from 100% cotton, is padded with fusible fleece, and has a button/loop closure.





Here you can see how the case fits inside the sleeve.  The pocket is a little hard to see since I used no contrasting fabrics, but there is a pocket on the front.  You can perhaps see my black stylus peeking out of the pocket in this photo.


This sleeve pattern is very versatile with measurements which make it possible for me to construct a sleeve for any device as long as I have the dimensions available. 

If you have a device for which you need a sleeve, contact me for more information on prices and available fabrics.

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