Jan-That's very helpful, and so simple! It seems so much can be done with DPN'S. I'll try it both ways with dpn's and seaming.
fatoldlady-Wonderful, just what I need. I can't believe that there's a pattern even for this! It never ceases to amaze me that even the most obscure items have patterns designed just for them.
suzeeq- I'll certainly experiment with the i-cord, too. I've read about all sorts of ways that i-cord can be used, from bracelets to handles to design onto the item itself. I'll experiment with that as well.
This is why I feel so blessed to be a part of this forum, not just for help with the basics but also for the encouragement. Thanks much.