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shout4joy
« on: June 02, 2008 11:08:18 AM »

I want to make a case for my (new, for my b'day) TomTom - does anyone have any pointers? Ideas? Tutes?

I know I can make up my own case, I'm just not sure what all I need to consider/build in to this thing and want to pick your brains Wink

JOY
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auctionclerk
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008 11:59:46 AM »

I would say that you need to be sure the seams are reinforced, either french seamed or flat felled.  Another consideration would be that the handles go all the way around the bag to support some of the weight and bulk.  You will probably want to top stitch each side of the handle to the bag body to give that extra support.  I don't know how much a TomTom weighs but you really don't want to put that much work into something and have the handle rip out of a seam. 
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shout4joy
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008 02:40:55 PM »

The TomTom (GPS unit) is pretty small, think digital camera size (not the itty-bitty ones) Smiley

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auctionclerk
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 05:57:55 PM »

ROLFL ! ! !  I guess I am showing my age (she says with sheepish grin).  To me a TomTom would be an Indian drum.  I guess you would not have to reinforce the handles.  Grin HAHAHAHAHA
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shout4joy
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 05:59:50 AM »

who knows why they chose that name - I thought of the drums first, too!

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kathigarn
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 06:26:39 AM »

I thought you were talking about a drum also!!  One of my boys is fascinated with Indians and wanted a tomtom for Christmas!!!!  I never could find one cheap enough to consider giving to a four year old!!
For your TomTom, I would make sure your case is well padded.  You cold do an easy one that you just slip the TomTom in and out of, or you could do something with a zipper.  I think padding woud be more important than the style!  I don't think that is something you want to drop and break!
Good luck!
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 06:56:08 AM »

Ha!  ha!  I avoided this topic yesterday because I had no idea how you would go about making a carrying case for your drums.  I never considered that you were talking about the GPS.  Too funny!!  There are a lot of tutorials on here for making cases for MP3 players, cameras, and Ipods, and I think those would work for you too.  Here's the tutorial list: 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=175550.0
If you scroll down to "Non-purse Tutorials," you'll find a couple for cameras and Ipods.  Those might give you a place to start. 
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shout4joy
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 11:23:31 AM »

thanks Smiley I forgot to check the tutes list *blush*

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shout4joy
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008 07:37:02 PM »

I made one up and posted pics. I used ideas from a couple of different tutorials Smiley

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250104.msg2778261#msg2778261

Thanks!

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