my boyfriend has been bugging me for months to make him a case for his ipod. yesterday, i was browsing the fabric store and found this great red and white striped fabric that reminded me of pirates, so an idea popped into my head. boyfriend would finally get his case!! i had it all planned out... it would be one of those cases with a flap over the front, which would have holes cut out for the screen and click wheel. i decided to stencil a pirate skull and crossbones on the front (which came out awesome), then attach elastic so he could secure the flap over the front. i even bought enough felt to do TWO layers of padding, so his precious ipod wouldn't get beat up in the pit of his car.
i brought it all home, and got to work.
now, i've made some complicated things before, mostly just winging all of it. i've made a few ipod cases out of felt, and they all came out great. but for some reason, this one wanted to fail on me. it looked amazing up until the last step when i tried to sew everything together. this is what i got:
somehow, the top which fit perfectly in the initial stages somehow managed to be TOO tall, and the screen and clickwheel holes are too far down. hmph. it also poofs up retardedly.
here is the front with the flap down. i didn't even bother to add the elastic becasue, look how ridiculous it looks. i figured the front would be a little short, but i mean... c'mon. my pattern worked perfectly!!
so now i'm sitting here all sad and defeated... any advice on how to make an pod case that DOESN'T look this dumb upon finishing? poor boyfriend... he has been waiting so long for this.