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Alli_Lucy
« on: April 02, 2008 05:35:22 AM »

I recently got an iPod Touch, and decided that it needed a great case to keep it safe.  I never got around to getting a case for my old iPod, and after four years, it is in pretty bad shape.  Needless to say, I didn't want the same thing to happen to the new  version (plus, the Touch doesn't look like it could handle nearly as much abuse as the classic iPods).  I looked at Etsy for cases, but couldn't find anything that looked secure enough or that I was sure wouldn't scratch the touch screen.  So, as any crafter would do, I simply whipped up my own design!

This cozy is made out of six layers - linen on the outside (I used my machine to make the faux bois embroidery), then heavy interfacing, a layer of muslin, two layers of thin batting, and lens wipes for the lining.  I used bias binding to keep all of the scratchy seams on the outside.  My iPod seems quite comfortable in there, and very well protected!



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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 05:58:53 AM »

Really cute!  I like the faux wood finish on it.  Just curious - why did you put the layer of muslin in the middle?  Did you think it was needed for stability, padding, or something?  Just curious, as I am an entirely self-taught sewer and the reason for it is not entirely self-explanatory to me. Smiley

And I love the fact that you used the lens wipes for the inside so that it doesn't scratch the touch screen.  Very clever!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 06:08:50 AM »

very cute! i'm big fan of all things wood grained faux or not.  embarrassingly i just made this connection fuax bois=fake wood. duh. lens cloth for the linning was clever, i'm sure it wil be very well protected
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 06:22:31 AM »

This is so great.  I'm putting this is my favorites!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008 06:34:41 AM »

even though I am anti-iPod, I will admit that the new iTouch is pretty cool!  I love your case!  The faux bois looks awesome. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 06:40:51 AM »

Thanks for the comments!  The Touch is quite cool - I can even browse Craftster on it, haha.  It's also great for watching videos. 

Really cute!  I like the faux wood finish on it.  Just curious - why did you put the layer of muslin in the middle?  Did you think it was needed for stability, padding, or something?  Just curious, as I am an entirely self-taught sewer and the reason for it is not entirely self-explanatory to me. Smiley

I used the muslin only because the interfacing that I had in my stash was double-adhesive (so it needed a back and a front ironed onto it).  If it were only single sided, the muslin wouldn't have been necessary.  It doesn't have a real function within the cozy.

 
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008 10:58:29 AM »

I love it! I never thought of using a lens cloth as liner, but will for my daughter's future ipod cozies. I love the whole thing, and will no doubt "borrow" many, many elements of your great design to make hers both more lovely and more protective!
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009 08:02:36 AM »

what would be a good second choice for lining fabric? I live the lens cloth idea, but I probably can't go get one in time to make one for hubby. I have all kinds of other fabric around here, cotton jersey (knit, like t-shirt material), and satin (most likely polyester) and of course quilting cotton...wondering what worked for others...
Thanks for the great idea! Hubby just ordered himself an iphone!
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