Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

Pouches for TENS Unit

A friend of mine wears a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit to help control her back and hip pain. The unit did come with a belt clip, but this arrangement didn't work well with her clothes and her personal style. So, we worked out a pattern for fabric pouches.
It was a bit of a job to accomplish this, because I live in Florida and she lives in Scotland! I never actually got to hold her TENS unit and assess the fit of one of my attempts in person. But she sent me the dimensions and photographs that illustrated what worked and what didn't, and I kept trying...
Eventually we worked out a pretty nice solution and she recently selected the following fabrics for a set of pouches:



So, these are currently in my queue... I'll actually get to them pretty quickly, in part because it really only takes 20 minutes or so to make one. Also, I'm looking forward to posting the pattern and instructions in some detail, in case anyone else could use this idea. :)

When, exactly, is "pretty quickly?" I don't know, but don't worry, I'll get to them. They are in the queue...

2 comments:

Lindsay T said...

How nice of you! What about trying those neopropene or whatever stretchy fabrics that are used to cover electronics like cameras?

Vicki said...

What a kind friend you are! And now I know that a Tens looks like. I know of some ladies who have used them through child birth.