20/01/2011

Instant Happiness in A Shape of Card Case


As a law-abiding commuter train passenger (yes, I suck :p), I often bought "Monatskarte" (wie sagt man's auf Englisch?) for economical reason and avoiding buying ticket last minute. Once a friend borrowed my card and he put it inside his wallet. Man, oh dear man, I forgot they always put their wallet in the back pocket of trousers. Then I got it back, tattered. 

Materials : mikisi's notebook cover failure (canvas)
Tools : Sewing machine, crusty card case (to make the pattern), used paper (to draw your pattern), plastic, UHU glue (or any clear multipurpose glue)
How-to : 
1. Create the pattern based by the crusty card case
2. Then trace it to the fabric (mine is canvas)
3. Glue the plastic to the fabric and sew carefully
4. Remember not to sew all four sides, keep one side free. (it happened to me, then I had to cut it open again)
Result : A new card case to be proudly flashed to the controller each time they asked "ticket, please" and happiness.
Now playing: radio playlist (mostly Britpop revival, Oasis, Suede etc. reminds me of the euphoria I really enjoyed in 1995)
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Saya adalah penumpang kereta komuter yang tergolong taat, jadi saya selalu beli KTB alias Kartu Trayek Bulanan daripada beli karcis langsung di loket, karena saya hanya punya waktu 15 menit untuk mengejar kereta dari kantor yang jaraknya tanggung. Tidak jauh jika naik angkot, tapi terlalu jauh untuk jalan kaki. Pada suatu ketika ada teman yang meminjam kartu saya dan dikembalikan dalam keadaan porak poranda karena diletakkan di saku belakang celana. Pria oh pria...
Oleh karena itu di pagi yang syahdu ini, saya menjahit tempat kartu kereta yang baru, sehingga saya dapat memamerkannya dengan bangga kepada bapak pemeriksa tiket. "Nih lho pak, saya punya tiket dan tempatnya bagus" :)

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