So, our Abi loves music and got a wee iPod as her Christmas box. For ages I've been saying we should make a cover for it together but when it came down to it, she didn't really want to do it, so I didn't force the issue and decided to make it for her as a gift.
She really loves it and more importantly the cover keeps it from getting damaged as she carries it about.
Here's what I did:
// Choose 2 different fabrics, one main fabric and one for the lining ( 2 inches by 10 inches) / Wadding (I split this piece into 3 layers and used 2 of them) / Bondaweb / Embroidery thread / Sew on velcro
// Cut the main fabric and lining into 2 pieces. Front piece - 4 inches long and back/fold over piece 6 inches long.
The size of your fabric very much depends on the size of your iPod or phone. You want it to fit snugly but not move about too much inside it's cover.
You can make a plain case but I wanted to add a little detail so decided on a little bunny popping up from the bottom to give it a bit of cute value!
// Iron the bondaweb onto your scrap fabric and cut out the rabbit or whatever design you have decided on!
// I used the free embroidery technique that I have used here and here before, for the outline of the rabbit.
// Hand stitch on details using the embroidery thread.
// You will need the 3 pieces above for the front piece.
// Place the lining on top of the rabbit (which is facing up) and sew.
// Sew on one piece of your velcro...unlike me, make sure it is central (this is going to annoy me forever - I should have unpicked and redone!!)
// Fold the lining back underneath the rabbit and press. Be careful not to iron the velcro.
// Topstitch across the complete front piece.
// Sew on the other piece of velcro on the back lining fabric ( top central!)
// Lay the pieces in this order: backing wadding, lining (velcro face up) and front rabbit piece. Sew together along the 3 edges of the front piece.
// Lay the patterned fabric face down on top of the others.
// Sew right around, leaving a gap to turn the whole piece inside out.
// Turn right way round and press.
// Slip stitch the opening closed.
// Press again.
And that's it...now hopefully the iPod will stay intact!!
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