Monday night was our first meeting. What fun! The room was filled with returning Groovys and newbies like me. We got pattern tips, recipes, and a free pattern. The pattern was for this name tag holder..... I've been seeing the selvage trend growing & it was fun to try it out on a little project like this. At the bottom is a clear plastic pocket where you slide your name tag. Guess what I did? I slid the blank paper in to see if it fit. Then.... I stitched the binding on and STITCHED THE PAPER INTO THE POCKET! Geez. I could tear it out, but it would be messy. So I have cut another and will just slide it in front.
Here's the back of this sweet little holder...
If you look closely, you will see that there is a zipper pocket on each side (our instructions included an easy squeezy method to put in the zippers). There is also an open pocket on the back. Plenty of space for a drivers license, cash & credit card & even a cell phone & car key. What else could I possibly need?
I only changed up one thing from the pattern. It had you tie the ends of the "strap" (which is an extension of the binding) to hang it around your neck. I made mine a little longer and stitched the ends together. This way I can wear it as a sling bag.
If you have the chance to join a Groovy Girls club I say Go For It! Great fun.