Saturday, January 15, 2011

Threads And Needles

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I got myself a Nike+ Sportband. It's a nice little thingamajig that lets me keep track of my run distance, my pace, how fast I run and how many calories I burn every session. The entire package comes with a nice wristband with a removable receiver and a sensing chip that is to be placed in the soles of Nike+ shoes.

Now, that's where the problems starts for me. While I own three pairs of running shoes, none of them happens to be a Nike. Besides, to be real honest, I'm not a fan of Nike shoes. So that leaves me a problem with finding a way to attach this sensor to my shoes and it has to be removable as well so that I can use it in any of my three shoes.

Of course, they do have accessories that I could buy but not in this country and they cost quite a bit for a tiny little pouch just to attach to my shoelaces. So, just before I started looking for places to buy vitamins, I surfed the web looking for home made Nike+ sensor attachments.

There were loads of ideas, some good, some not so good, some downright ridiculous but there was one that made me go,

'Hey, I can do that!'

But what that actually meant was,

'Hey, wifey can do that for me!' ... LOL!

So, when I came back from work, I immediately showed wifey the illustration of how to sew this particular shoe pouch for me. She looked at me, gave me this, 'You think I got nothing better to do look' and told me she would do it later.

Now, I'm the kind of person that is very impatient when it comes to something I want. If I want it, I want it right away. After trying every little trick I knew (unfortunately, she also knew my tricks quite well) trying to persuade wifey to get it sewn for me right away failed, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I came to a conclusion that I'm going to sew the pouch myself! That elicited a round of side splitting laughter from wifey ... hrrruummppphhh! The cheek of that woman thinking I can't sew ... LOL! I was going to prove her wrong.

So, to cut a long story short and after a few hundred prickling of my fingers with that blasted tiny needle, I must say I'm proud of my little sewing adventure :D It does look pretty good and works as I want it to work. And it didn't cost me tons of money too, though I did lose the sleeve of one of my old shirts to provide a base for my material and nicked some Velcro strips from my office ... shhhhhh, no telling :D

What do you think of my masterpiece below? Got hope to become a seamstress one day, ah? LOL! Disregard the horrible stitching work cos my eyes aren't as good as they used to be and trying to thread a needle at night is like finding a million bucks under my pillow!

The sensor and its pouch ... ignore the horrible stitching

The pouch between the laces ...

Voila ... the pouch attached and ready to go :D


  1. I think I need to get one too, someday. Then, can you help me sew it or not? XD

    Nice work, though!

  2. hey, not bad for a first timer! nice!

  3. Wow, I am impressed! And now I feel guilty as I am supposed to be on my cross trainer but I am drinking hot chocolate and surfing the web!

  4. wahhhhhhhhhhhh.. not bad.. you can sew.. :D

    the laces look like they are injured.. with a hooogeeee plaster around them.. hehehhehehee

    next time i need to sew a skirt.. i know who to look for :p

  5. Lina - Hahaha ... sure, sure ... but no guarantees if it'll come out straight or not! LOL!

  6. Carol - Thanks :D Though my fingers won't be the same ever again ... hahaha!

  7. The world According To Me - I'm impressed with myself too, especially for not sewing my fingers together with it ... LOL!

  8. Anny - Pretending to sew only la ... hahaha ...

    Yes, it does look like the poor shoe is injured doesn't it ... hehehe ...

    Skirt kah? Aiyooo, you dare let me sew a skirt ah? Hahaha!

  9. hey, not bad! Not bad at all! you sew better than I do!

  10. Meleah - LOL! I doubt I sew better than you but thank you anyway :D


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