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We spent a week with almost no internet and I found myself sewing. After dropping my phone in the ocean (!), I needed something to carry my phone and keys when i have no pockets. 

I started with the short sleeve from one of Jonathan’s worn out shirts. I folded the hem together and took the strapping from a water bottle holder that I don’t use and sewed it on to the base and tacked the shoulder strap in place.

The shirt had two pockets, and after I cut both out, I trimmed and folded the edges under and sewed each pocket to one side of the bag. Each one is under the shoulder strap.

The extra fabric above the pocket folds down and forms a protective flap that is held in place under the strap.

I then ran elastic around the edge of the bag to hold the center pocket together. I now have a shoulder bag with three pockets big enough for my phone, keys, hankie, and beachcombing finds. I can keep the sand off my phone by always putting it in the same pocket and always putting my beach finds in the main pocket.

I have another project in mind, but now the internet is back and I have to catch up on writing.