This is John Mark. A former Peace Corps and Peace Corps Response volunteer, he’s now the director of CIAMO. That means that he is my boss, but he’s also my exercise and venting buddy too. He likes to jog, and had a shiny new ipod that he wished he didn’t have to carry when jogging. So he asked me to make him an armband. I agreed.
I felt bad for him, but not too bad, because look at my screen. What I would do to have only a corner cracked rather than the shattered eyesore I have now! In any case, I decided it was time to make his armband for him before he dropped it again and ended up with an ipod like mine.
What I thought would be an easy project was indeed an easy project, but I had to redesign my original idea twice to make it practical for him, and in the end more time was spent designing than actually sewing.
The second try was better, but not perfect. I narrowed the closing strap and changed the ipod to a vertical position on the arm. However there was still a question of the elastic. Here in Ouidah I cannot find wide elastic, 1” is the widest the shops carry. What to do, what to do?