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« on: September 05, 2012 09:18:08 PM »

So I haven't been on Craftster in FOREVER because I haven't had a sewing machine or any crafting materials because I've been moving from place to place. I finally just moved into a somewhat permanent residence! Yay! Anyway, I recently started jogging, and all my music is on my iPhone, which is kind of largish and ungainly for jogging, especially when you don't have pockets. Plus, I wanted it to be moisture resistant as sweat + expensive electronics do not mix. I'm going to test it out and see how it does as is, but if necessary I'll seal the seams and corners to make it more sweatproof. (Gross, right?!)

I've seen things like this before, but I figured I could make it for free with stuff I already had. I have about 5 wide black elastic belts, so I took one that I didn't like that much, some random clear vinyl I'd picked up a while back out of the remnant bin at Joann's, and some leftover velcro from an old project, and viola!

The original belt was wide black elastic with two black pleather rectangles with some pyramid studs in a few rows on them that hooked together with a very simple hook and grommet closure. I cut the band to a comfortable length, leaving one pleather rectangle attached, and removed all the studs except the two that covered the hooks (am probably going to remove those eventually and sew on a strip of reflective material). I took a my phone and the vinyl, laid the phone on a corner of the vinyl and cut out a rectangle large enough to overlap on all sides of the phone, and then cut it out in a sort of modified plus shape, like the picture below, and then sewed on velcro to  the appropriate places, sewed the vinyl to the pleather, and then sewed each corner up about 1/2 an inch to keep the phone from sliding out when I ran. Then I marked where the headphones would go and cut out a small cirlce. There's also a small pocket created from where the pleather and vinyl meet that has a velcro closure that is the perfect size for holding a housekey, a few dollars, or holding the extra cord from my headphones. (Apologies for the terrible pics, had to use the aforementioned iPhone, so that's a calculator standing in for illustration purposes. Tongue ) I've included a basic template of the vinyl piece, if anyone ones more detailed instructions I'd be happy to provide, but it's pretty easy to figure out. You could do the same thing for any kind of phone or mp3 player. Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012 09:48:52 PM »

A very practical idea and it is great that you made it out of what you had to hand.
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012 05:59:04 AM »

I so need one of these!  Great job. Cheesy
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