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« on: February 05, 2006 10:38:22 AM »

Ok last night i tried to sew a cozy for my zen micro out of a sock. But it went all botched after me spending ages on it. It didnt work out at all.

I looked for tutorials on here, but i didnt find any relevant ones.. i'd really apriciate you guys help. I dont have a sewing machine, i cant knit (sob!), theres no fabric shop in my town anymore, i can just about do basic sewing, not very neatly though.

Heres some pictures.. id like to try again.. but have no idea what to do. Feedback will very much be aprriciated!!

Where you see the mp3 player, it wont sit in the sock, the material keeps folding back, plus i had a small piece of material between the keypad and screen, that was too small, i had planned to fold the sock over the player cover, and fasten at the back with a button. I was really frustrated.. as i had it all planned out, and gah!

Please, PLEASE, please help a hopless wannabe crafter! <33



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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006 01:34:19 PM »

It's curling because it's knitted fabric, and stocking stitch naturally curls due to how the weight falls. Try an iron-on interfacing to stop the curling.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006 01:41:08 PM »

It's curling because it's knitted fabric, and stocking stitch naturally curls due to how the weight falls. Try an iron-on interfacing to stop the curling.

What would the iron on stuff be? Where could i get it? Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006 01:44:05 PM »

Iron-on interfacing is...Well...It's thin bonded fabric with dried glue on one side; you apply heat, the glue melts & sticks to the fabric, making it stiffer. It's used in collars and under button bands on blouses. You should be able to get it from fabric or sewing shops. There will be more concise instructions on the packet.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006 01:31:40 PM »

thanks, ill lookt aht up online Smiley

could anyone suggest any ideas for making a cosy??
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2006 09:34:04 AM »

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has anyone got any links to any websites that might help me make one at all?
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2006 10:33:20 AM »

Maybe you can just take an old pretty sock and cut off the bottom to where it's at long as the MP3 player and sew it up. I saw another board on this...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79026.0

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2006 09:26:50 AM »

Thats a great idea, but my socks are too wide for my zen micro Sad

i really dont know what to use to make a cozy.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2006 04:52:37 AM »

um, fabric of any kind can be used to make a cozy. you could cut up a tshirt or anything else for that matter and use the fabric. there are a bunch of tutorials on here showing examples of cozies. i have a zen micro too, and i understand that in our case, we have to leave a big space on the front for the buttons and such. this is a very basic project, dont fret so much.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2006 10:28:27 AM »

I know its basic, but like i said, im no good at sewing. And when i done a search for cozie tutorials, nothing releveant came up.
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