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Here's a quick craft pattern that actually solved a pesky problem at our house after constantly misplacing our household cordless phone. When there is an ill or disabled family member, many people turn to one of the greatest features of most newer models of multi-handset telephones, the intercom.
My husband recently had knee replacement surgery and needed me to assist him, but I'd forget my handset someplace and his voice wasn't strong enough to reach me. I made a phone sock since most garments don't have a pocket loose enough to hold a phone without accidentally pushing the buttons. It's very easy to make and most of it can be made from recycled items.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
This pocket completely covers the phone because I wanted to keep it dust-free outdoors and prevent splashes from the kitchen indoors. To get the phone out of it quickly, you squeeze the fabric at the bottom and the phone practically squirts up out of it. The two layers of fabric help keep the buttons from accidentally being pushed.
Make two of these, one for your handset to travel with you around the house and yard, and one for the invalid to clip to the fitted bed sheet or pillowcase. When my husband gets up and sets out leaning on the walker, he clips it inside his shirt pocket and this has kept the phone from falling as he leans over the walker.
This is also handy anytime you're expecting a call and don't want to keep up with the handset. You can now walk the dog, get the mail, work in the yard, do the laundry, and still be in constant touch.
By Mary LaCaze from Mountain Pine, AR