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Topic: TUTORIAL FINALLY ADDED!!!Happy Star Felt iPod Cozy For 3g (Super IMG Heavy)  (Read 256340 times)
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moxie_d
« on: November 08, 2007 08:57:55 AM »

EDIT: I'm finally done with the tutorial!! Yay!! Thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful compliments and for being so patient with me  Kiss


So I got the new nano for my birthday in October and found out that no one makes cases for this model yet Sad So like any good craftster I took matters in to my own hands..

This is a lot of firsts for me...first post , first felt project, first iPod cozy....
I'm so excited with how it turned out that I had to share! I haven't picked up a needle and thread in years so please be kind on the stitching mistakes  Grin










Hope I did this right!

TUTORIAL

Before we get a move on with this, I wanted to let you know that this version is a little bigger than my first one. I wanted to solve the problem of storing the earbuds inside the pouch.



Problem solved  Smiley



So it's just a matter of preference. For larger go with the 1/2 inch measurement, for the smaller the 1/4 inch.

I use the white glue to tack My knots so they don't come unraveled  Smiley

You will need:




2 Pieces Yellow Felt
1 Piece Pink Felt (or scraps for cheeks)
DMC Yellow #972
DMC Pink #603
DMC Black #310
2 Black Beads or Buttons for Eyes
Embroidery Needle
Quilt Batting
White Glue
Scissors
Pencil
Painters Tape
Straight Pins
Your iPod or Mp3 Player you would like to use
Paper
Ruler
2 Snaps
50 Cent Piece
Star Shape

Edit: If you are making this without the aid of an iPod the 3g measurements are as follows-

Height: 2.75"
Width: 2.06"
Depth: 0.26"

Screen- 1.25" H x 1.75" W
Wheel - 1.10 x 1.10 (I noticed that if I placed a quarter flat and traced around it with the pencil straight up and down it was the right size if that makes it easier  Smiley )





Creating Your Pattern:

Print out the star shape and using you iPod/Mp3 player make sure that it is the right size. Be sure you have a minimum of 1/4 inch to a max of 1/2 inch clearance at the bottom and top 2 corners of your iPod



Use your 50 cent piece to round off the corners and cut out the shape







Trace your iPod/Mp3 face down on a piece of paper




Using your ruler, extend the top by 1 inch and sides by 1/4 inch. This will be your back flap. Cut out shape.




Place your iPod/Mp3 Player in the center of the paper star and mark the bottom edge. Lay your back flap on top of the paper star carefully lining up the bottom of the back flapapproximately half way between the mark you made and the bottom of the star.





Tape in place with the painters tape and flip over.  Use the edges of your star shape as a guide and trace along the corners of the rectangle sticking out. Cut off those corners.



Yay! Now you have a pattern  Smiley

Putting it all together:

Using the pattern that you just made, cut out :
4 Yellow felt stars
3 Quilt batting stars
2 Yellow felt back flaps
1 Quilt batting back flap



Center your iPod/Mp3 on one of the yellow felt stars and tape down with the painters tape



Flip over and trace the screen and touch wheel with a pencil. Cut out openings. Repeat this on one more yellow felt star and one quilt batting star.



Take the 3 star pieces that you just cut the openings in and stack together with the quilt batting star in the middle. Using 3 strands Of DMC yellow #972, Whip stitch around the window openings.



Using your iPod/Mp3 as a size reference, cut a rectangle out of your yellow felt that is the same height but 1/4 inch wider on each side.



Pick which side of your star has prettier stitching and mark that as your top with painters tape. Flip over and and place the rectangle you just cut out over you window openings. Line up the top of the rectangle with the top of the screen opening.and tape in place.



Stitch down each horizontal side only going through 1 piece of felt and leaving about 1/8 of an inch between the stitching and the window openings.  Slide your iPod/Mp3 in to check fit and set piece aside.





Take your 2 yellow felt back flaps and starting with either left or right side stitch up, across the top, and down the other side leaving the bottom open. Leaving your needle and thread attached insert your quilt batting back flap.



Take you star piece with the window openings and center the back flap over the windows top side facing the back flap. Be sure to leave enough space between the edge of the star and the flap for your final edge stitching. Stitch together only going through the top layer of felt.





Center one half of a snap over top of window and sew into place. Repeat with other half of snap on back flap.



You have finished the back half of your star! Set it aside and lets get the front done  Smiley

Cut 2 small circles from pink felt.



Take one of your remaining yellow felt stars and place your eyes and cheeks where you would like them to be and mark your places. Use a small amount of glue to tack down your cheeks.



Using 6 strands of DMC Pink # 603 such your cheeks into place.



Now sew on the eyes and mark the outline for your mouth with a pencil.



Stitch your mouth using 6 strand DMC Black # 310



stack your pieces in this order-
back piece with flap side down
plain yellow felt star
2 remaining quilt batting stars
face star with face side up



Pin together ad starting right above the outside edge of the inside pocket stitch all of the way around to the bottom half way point of your star. insert you iPod/Mp3 and check where your earbud cord placement.





after checking placement, continue stitching around the star point stitching together the top side only.



Continue around to the other outside edge of the inside pouch. Leaving thread and needle attached sew in snap. Continue sewing the edge the rest of the way around but make sure that it is only the face side leaving an opening for you to insert your iPod/Mp3 into the case.



Finish by going back and sewing remaining edges at the top and earbud openings.





Now after all of that work insert your IPod and enjoy!!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

« Last Edit: January 05, 2008 11:20:10 AM by moxie_d » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007 09:00:36 AM »

oh my! i want one! it's just like the care bear stars!  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007 09:04:19 AM »

So cute!  I don't even have an Ipod and I want one!!!!  Great Job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007 10:46:43 AM »

I'm sitting here going, "Oh, oh, oh, oh...."  I just love it so much!  Cheesy  I, too got an Ipod for my birthday last month...I have the same problem...need to make a cover!  Grin  This is so adorable and functional at the same time!  And what stitiching mistakes?  I sure didn't notice any.  Fantastic work and I'm sure you'll get requests from other Craftsters for a tut, or just requests from others about where they can buy this!  Cheesy

*ps: what day was your birthday?  mine was the 8th  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007 10:52:10 AM »

oooooo!!  soo creative and soo cute!!..it reminds me of the mario stars!!.. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007 11:01:15 AM »

Oh my, that's very very cute!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007 11:06:29 AM »

Yay! I can finally post pics hence the edit and thanks so much for the compliments guys!

oooooo!!  soo creative and soo cute!!..it reminds me of the mario stars!!.. Cheesy
I've been kind of Mario obsessed so his stars were totally my inspiraton..and I think I might try a cloud or mushroom next...and if I get really crazy maybe yoshi

I'm sitting here going, "Oh, oh, oh, oh...."  I just love it so much!  Cheesy  I, too got an Ipod for my birthday last month...I have the same problem...need to make a cover!  Grin  This is so adorable and functional at the same time!  And what stitiching mistakes?  I sure didn't notice any.  Fantastic work and I'm sure you'll get requests from other Craftsters for a tut, or just requests from others about where they can buy this!  Cheesy

*ps: what day was your birthday?  mine was the 8th  Smiley

lol I'm glad they don't show as bad as I thought they did! I litterally sewed and re-sewed that back flap on 4 different times trying to get it right.. I'm sure there must have been an easier way to do it...but I can never seem to do things the easy way Grin

*I was the 2nd but one of my best friends was the 8th*
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007 11:18:14 AM »

That is so cute!  You should submit a picture of it to MacLife magazine, they give out prizes for the best Ipod cover every month.  I think you'd win.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007 11:26:58 AM »

Oh my god that's awesome!
I would give anything to have that Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007 11:35:57 AM »

the stitches are nice and neat! I'd never have guessed it was hand sewn by the stitches. Your attention to detail is awesome!
And I love how if fits. I personally dislike the plain "rectangle" cozy's and as such have never made one. Yours is great! I totally am inspired!
Since my mp3 player is a sansa I have yet to find a case for it. Smiley
Now what shape or critter do I need? lol!
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