Thank you Kadie for allowing me to share a small project with your viewers.
Usually I blog about crochet. Lately I've been trying to work with audio cassette and VHS tapes and have a couple of projects I've finished on my blog I hope you will come see. The project I'm sharing here is not crochet and is intended to spark your imagination for other uses of the tapes.
This is the cell phone cozy I made from felt laced with audio tape. I could have used a different closure technique, done some embroidery, added beads...that gives me an idea. The tape material could easily be used in beading, because when stretched it is like a thread. Let me show you now.
Back to our project. Cut a piece of felt by eyeballing the width and making it about 2 1/2 times the height.
At one of the short ends turn back a tiny hem and stitch across. This step is completely optional because felt needs no hemming. It will not fray.
Fold the hemmed edge to cover about 3/4 of the phone and begin stitching the sides.
In person this looks like something an American native might have made stitched with sinew.
Now you could use a lanyard, a sports clip....let your creativity run away with you. And remember, since felt does not fray, you might cut a pair of slits on the back for a belt to go through. It could be made more feminine or masculine. I'd love to see anything you make from this idea and certainly anything you make using cassette or VHS tape. If you allow me, I'll post your creation on my blog.
Thank you again Kadie for all your help. I count you among my close friends and, of course, a fellow Texan.