Real working cowgirls in ND wanted something more styling to hold syringes, ear tags, gloves and other things. So what started as the gardening HipNotions tool belt has now become the ranch hand!
Katie, a librarian in Portland, OR wrote about pen envy and how the HipNotions Tool Belt came to the rescue! Thanks Katie!
From Drawing Board to Work
A landscaper was unable to find exactly find the right tool pouch for work. He found me online, we emailed, I drew, I photographed, I sewed, I mailed, he photographed, he emailed....."the two prototypes are exactly what I had envisioned"
So now the prototypes are at work. Stay tuned for the tweaking or not of the design.
Thanks to SchulmanArt for posting my interview. And most of all guiding me through the process with good instruction. Yes, I am a fledgling in this social media jungle. Perhaps with more practice, trial and error it will all take flight.
The HipNotions Tool Belts seem to be never ending with new designs or modifications to existing designs. Sometimes, a completely new one pops up in which I go to the drawing board!
It all starts when someone has scoured my Etsy shop for what they are looking for. Then they notice I do custom work. They contact me. Lots of emails are exchanged or occasionally a phone conversation. Remember that historical artifact?
So a landscaper has hired me to make two prototypes to test drive. This is one of several drawings before the final goes to the cutting table.
This one will slip onto an existing leather belt. It will most likely become part of my shop inventory!
This yellow linen dress had back seams that were separating and pulling the weave apart. With a floral stitch from my Pfaff Creative Sewing Machine, I used an beige thread on royal blue ribbon. The ribbon was then sewn over the damaged seams. Great results- one very delighted Frau!
" Fits like a glove. Thanks again for the stitching--it looks better than when I bought it"
The past two days have been filled with photo shooting, photo shopping and putting it all online. Most of the items where new Gardening Tool Belts along with other designs that just needed a better photo. It was a marathon of 47 items. Ready for the Holidays - www.etsy.com/shop/BettyOttesenSewing
Velcro belt loop attaches easily to belt. Total size 6.5"W x 12"L. Designed to hold Nexus 7 with a Crown Case.