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« on: September 06, 2006 03:19:42 AM »

hey everyone! this is my first post here in craftster!
this summer I learned to knit, crochet and use a sewing machine. my first attempt with the sewing machine were two simple black cases for my boyfriend's cellphone and headphones.
the second one was this case for my iPod nano. hope you like it!




any comments/suggestions are appreciated  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006 03:24:20 AM »

This is soooooo awesome!!!!! I love the fabric and the lining.

I would love to make one myself.... A tutorial maybe?Huh?

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006 03:44:24 AM »

well, I'm just a newbie, and I mostly do things by trial and error, so it's hard to make a tutorial. but I can try to explain how I did it.

basically, I made 2 cases and then I just placed one inside the other.  Cheesy
later I realized it would be much easier if I had sewn the two fabrics together before starting. anyway, this way turned out ok, I think.
the hard part was sewing the two cases together in the end. I had to make the sewing machine go really slowly so I could move the fabric and sew in the right direction  Tongue
if I had pictures it would be easier to explain.. tell you what, this week I'll make a similar one, and I'll take pictures of the whole process, ok?
sorry I can't be of more help, but my inexperience makes it hard to explain anything  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006 03:58:48 AM »

Thanks, that would be really great, coz i keep my ipod in this little pocket that i sewed onto the inside of my bag, but i'm kinda worried that it'll get damaged, and it's already really scratched......

So yeah, that would be really fab, thanks.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006 04:00:49 AM »

i just found this other thread with a tutorial for a camera cozy. this is pretty much how I did my cozy.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21586.0
hope this helps!
*also hope katherine83 doesn't mind me linking to her tute   Grin*

but I'll still try to make a tutorial of my next cozy  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006 04:37:53 PM »

Today I made a new cozy, this time for my cell phone.
As I promised, here's my attempt of a tutorial  Smiley:

First, take the lining and mark the size you want the case to be with some pins:


Take the object (in this case, my cell phone) out, and (I don't know how you call this, so I'll explain it) make some rough hand stitches, this will help you sew in the right place (the pins get in the needle's way  Smiley ). Then, put the object inside again, to make sure it's the right size:
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4335/hpim5378bb4.jpg

Now, take the outside fabric, and mark it just a little wider than the lining marks. (I do this so there's enough room for the lining and the extra fabric):


Sew the lining, following the marks you made before. Then cut around the stitches. I don't cut very near because I'm afraid the fabric will tear easily. Around the flap that will close the case, leave a little more fabric so that you can turn it inside to sew it and the outside fabric together:
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5741/hpim5380pp0.jpg

Once again, put the object inside the lining (I keep making sure the size is OK, so it's not too late to do some of the steps again):


Now, turn the outside fabric inside out and place the lining inside, as to make sure it fits nicely inside:


Again, handstitch those marks you made:


Sew it:


Voil:


Now turn the outside fabric and place the lining inside. Turn all the ends inside (I don't know how you call that in english  Huh sorry) and handstitch the two fabrics together - around the flap and at the front (I find the front part the hardest, that's why I think it's probably easier to sew the two fabrics together in the first place):


Sew it:


For the closure, I used elastic but you can use whatever you like. But if it doesn't stretch, make sure the button can pass through the opening. I've sewn it to the lining, but it would look better if I had sewn it between the two fabrics. Guess I'll do it next time  Tongue:


Now just sew the button in the right place, and you're all done!
Closed:


Open:


It looks kinda uneven, but it's not.. Guess I took the pics from a bad angle  Cheesy
Sorry about the enormous amount of pictures.. It's my first tutorial, and I wanted to be as clear as a beginner can be  Roll Eyes
Sorry if it's not so clear   Grin

Any comments/questions/suggestions greatly appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006 09:41:52 PM »

Hi, Thanks so much for the tut. it was really helpful. I made my own Ipod cozy using your pattern.

here is the link if you want to check it out

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119293.0

thanks,  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006 01:36:59 AM »

you're welcome
glad I could help  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006 02:36:20 AM »

totally cool! Love it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006 04:53:55 AM »

thanks  Grin
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