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Title: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on October 18, 2006 10:37:01 PM


I got myself a nintendo ds lite last month and I decided that it needed a sweet case to keep it in. I've never done any cross stitching needle point before and my aunt recently gave me these plastic grid cross stitch canvas sheets, so I thought this would be the perfect project to learn on!










I think it turned out really great, but I am swearing to never cross stitch needle point a project this large again. It takes forever!

Here's what I did to make it. The instructions aren't perfect since I did make some of it up as I went along, but good luck to anyone who wants to give it a shot!

Things you need:
plastic canvas sheets (size 8 grid)
lots of grey yarn
slightly darker grey yarn
black yarn
red yarn
scissors
glue gun
Optional
grey felt to line the inside with
some velcro to make a closure with

1.So first I measured my ds and figured out what to cut the pieces of the plastic grid stuff to.


You need:
(units of measurement are in squares of the size 8 plastic canvas)

two pieces of 25 by 44 (for the top and bottom)
two pieces of 8 by 44 (for the long sides)
two pieces of 8 by 25 (for the short sides)
one pice of 7 by 44 (for the overflap) -> I cut this down so it was 44 on the top and 40 on the bottom of this piece so the flap would have rouded edges

(I also cut out a spot for the charger cord in the back, but I'm not including this, since it was one of the things I just did on the fly as I went along)

2. Then I made a pattern using adobe illustrator of where to stitch to make the top look like an NES controller. And here it is!



3. Then I just needlepointed like mad for a few days until all the pieces were done (but not around the edges of the plastic). Then I put the pieces together so it would lay flat like a box.

4. From here I did an optional thing where I cut pieces of felt to approx. the right size to line the case with. The bottom part is one piece sewn together to just fit in nicely, and the top is a separate piece. The felt is glued in with a hot glue gun, but not to the edges, since you still need room to stitch around the edge of the plastic to give it a finished look.

5. Then I stitched together all the joining parts of the case, going through the felt where necessary. So the case is case shaped now, and some of the sides of the felt are covered up by stitches of yarn where I was finishing the edges of the plastic pieces.

I also put some velcro on the overhang flap and the front of the case to keep it closed better. I just used a hot glue gun to attach that bit on as a last step!


And that's basically it! It was challenging to figure it all out, so if anyone attempts to make theirself a case from this tutorial and has any questions, please comment with them and I'll do my best to answer them!

There are some more pictures in my flickr account. I made a set for the photos of this ds nes style case that you can check out here -->http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosered/sets/72157594335228317/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosered/sets/72157594335228317/)


Thanks for having a look!

EDIT:The fantastic Natalie Zee Drieu, the associate editor of  CRAFT magazine, (http://www.craftzine.com) has posted up a modified version of this Nintendo DS case with instructions! You can check out her version at the CRAFT blog  over here! (http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/01/needlepoint_nintendo_ds_case_m.html)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Crafterbynite on October 18, 2006 11:06:09 PM
OMG! I want one I just upgrade to a pink ds lite too .....


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Samsara on October 18, 2006 11:07:46 PM
OMG! That is so cute! I've only got a GBA, but this is so cool! I might see if I can adapt the pattern! *lol*


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: tragicheroine on October 18, 2006 11:14:20 PM
I saw this on the livejournal community craftgurl and WOW its awesome! Great work!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: superstitch on October 18, 2006 11:15:12 PM
wow, i will be making one of these for my little lite, thank you so much for posting your chart and instructions! It looks great!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: cinnamon teal on October 18, 2006 11:22:02 PM
This is awesome!  I just might have to make one of these for my brother.  Thanks so much for the tute! :) 

btw, this is the best use of that plastic cross stitch stuff I have ever seen.  Really fantastic.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Ambiguous_Miss on October 18, 2006 11:26:07 PM
Wow I love this! Im so gouing to make one for myself and my friend. He has a (well my) DS Lite.!

Could you please possibly post the dimensions you used? I dont actually have my DS at the moment. Its in Melbourne and Im In Adelaide (far away)

Thanks so much in advance.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: superstitch on October 18, 2006 11:38:39 PM
she posted the dimensions of plastic canvas she used in her first post!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: alvan on October 19, 2006 03:16:39 AM
Lol what a cool thing to do, and so very neat done!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: warmfuzzies on October 19, 2006 04:18:30 AM
This is fantastic!  Thanks so much for taking the time to make a tutorial, too.  Bwahaha, I'm going to get started on one as soon as I get my hands on some plastic canvas.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: silvicique on October 19, 2006 06:20:24 AM
That's so cool! I love it!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: NELLYSAM on October 19, 2006 07:14:15 AM
This is so unbelievably awesome! Wisted and "thisrocks"-ed! :D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Chillyhollow on October 19, 2006 08:08:47 AM
Very nice work!  The stitching on the plastic canvas is beautifully done and so is the finishing.  You should be proud.  Thanks for including instructions.  I just did a post on Blog about needlepointing for gamers so I added a link to this.

Jane, writing with admiration from Chilly Hollow
http://360.yahoo.com/chillyhollow


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: magpie_eyes on October 19, 2006 08:14:31 AM
I just saw this on www.boingboing.net!  It links to your project on Craftster :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: shewolf on October 19, 2006 09:14:38 AM
So cool....Who needs to buy a case when you can make one even more aweome!

Now all you need is a box for your games that looks like the NES console  ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: mollie614 on October 19, 2006 09:57:58 AM
it's beautiful - i'm making one as soon as i get the supplies! thank you so much for your great tutorial!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Mimi Kitty on October 19, 2006 10:03:06 AM
That project is amazing!!!  Yeah NES!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: jjsinla on October 19, 2006 11:07:28 AM
That is just too awesome...

Any plans on making more of them and selling them?



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: mandi on October 19, 2006 11:26:27 AM
 :o OH WOW!  That is freakin awesome!  I must make one of those for my fiance's DS for his birthday!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: TogetherWeCan on October 19, 2006 01:26:41 PM
ah-maze-ing!!!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Brima on October 19, 2006 02:23:45 PM
Yay! I finally have an excuse to upgrade from my boring old DS. It's adorable! And thanks for the tutorial, I -have- to make one now.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: 3beadgirls on October 19, 2006 02:48:39 PM
oh my goodness! this is such an awesome case!!! thank you for including a tutorial.  ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: gypsysoul3 on October 19, 2006 03:38:23 PM
how awesome!!! i know what i'm making my husband for the holidays!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Bigmouth on October 19, 2006 04:33:08 PM
I think that's probably the only plastic canvas project that I've ever actually liked.  I think it's fantastic.

And I'm not a video game person.  At all.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Bettsi on October 19, 2006 04:35:04 PM
genius, pure genius!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: sarasvati on October 19, 2006 05:30:53 PM
thank you so much for the tutorial...this is SO CUTE, both me and my boyfriend are going to make our own !!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: dishwasher182 on October 19, 2006 05:35:13 PM
That is so cool!! Great job!
I love nintendo crafts :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: GhostAcademy on October 19, 2006 05:46:09 PM
This is so wonderful!  I just got a DS (the pink one!) for my birthday.  I definitely need to make one of these.  Thanks for the tutorial!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: fabricfightsfire on October 19, 2006 06:11:08 PM
sooo cool. I have to learn how to to cross-stich/needlepoint and make this for my brother!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: echoglow on October 19, 2006 06:51:26 PM
this is amazing!! :D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: kiki*eks on October 19, 2006 10:47:35 PM
This ROCKS! click


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: SewPixie on October 19, 2006 10:52:39 PM
Genius! I have some plastic canvas lying around and what a cute idea for what to do with it! Wow, this really has ye olde brain gears turning on other similar ideas. I wonder if DH would use it if I made one for him, if not I know one of my friends that would.

Thanks so much for posting. And you did a really nice job, hard to believe it was your first time with the needlepoint.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Sew Its For You on October 20, 2006 07:20:36 AM
That's pretty freaking cool!!! I am impressed with this.  My husband would love this too!  Great Job


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: s_looten on October 20, 2006 08:21:02 AM
That's awesome! I saw the thread yesterday and went out and bought the stuff to make one. I'm working on it right now! It's for my boyfriends birthday's present! I'll post pics when I'm done. But he just has a DS, not a lite, and I think I'm making it a little snug. We'll just have to wait and see. But great job and thanks for the tut!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: novastarlet on October 20, 2006 11:47:42 AM
This is a great project. I love it!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: maz78 on October 20, 2006 05:58:46 PM
awesome-ness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great idea!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: booip on October 20, 2006 06:09:16 PM
Oh wow! That's sooo god damn cool! I love NES-project and this one really blew me away. Your stitching looks so professional. I'm just stunned! Great job! :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: DeathByDigitalBunnies on October 21, 2006 06:51:15 AM
Thats  quite possibly the awesomest thing I have ever seen on this site.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on October 21, 2006 11:27:18 AM
Thanks so much to everyone who checked out my ds case! You guys are too kind!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Chrislea on October 21, 2006 06:19:47 PM
This is AMAZING.  *.*


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: mistress_mu on October 22, 2006 04:51:57 AM
I was going to ask about the yarn you used...red of course, and black...the main gray looks like Red Heart Grey Heather to me...and when I went to the store I couldn't find a darker gray...so the only color I'm not sure of is the "slightly darker gray" details...they look tanish to me...so I almost bought a light brown...but I wasn't sure...



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Ambiguous_Miss on October 22, 2006 06:00:54 AM
awesome-ness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great idea!

Awesome-NES

 :-[ ::)

yes I am that lame :P

(quote included so i didnt lo stupid)

Still loving this.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: anirok on October 22, 2006 10:13:54 AM
This is a really cute idea! I think I'll make one for my friend for christmas.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ninjapika on October 22, 2006 05:11:22 PM
That is awesome! I am definately saving this and making one for my DS. Unfortunately it isn't the lite, so mine would end up bulkier, but that's ok. It'll still look cool.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on October 22, 2006 05:57:37 PM
I was going to ask about the yarn you used...red of course, and black...the main gray looks like Red Heart Grey Heather to me...and when I went to the store I couldn't find a darker gray...so the only color I'm not sure of is the "slightly darker gray" details...they look tanish to me...so I almost bought a light brown...but I wasn't sure...



I just sort of used yarn that I had laying around, but for the slightly darker grey, I actually just did it with the grey I used for the majority of the case, and then just went over it with a warm grey prismacolour permanent marker because I didn't feel like going to store and buying anything. It seems to have worked well enough!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: caitlinlovesyou on October 23, 2006 04:55:14 PM
aww i love nintendo. and this is really cute! good job ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Crafterbynite on October 23, 2006 08:14:31 PM
If anyone is interested I am suggesting a ds case swap in the new theme forum :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128903.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128903.0)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rented_angel on October 23, 2006 08:40:46 PM
That is amazingly wonderful!   I love it.  I don't have a nintendo ds lite...but i wish i did just so i could try to make this.  :D

*elizabeth


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: kittykill on October 24, 2006 07:59:45 PM
that is so awesome! Great job!!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: GumInMyHair on October 28, 2006 05:47:45 PM
Great idea. I really like everything about it.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: 11-11 on October 30, 2006 04:18:54 PM
This is one of the best things I've seen for a while! Amazing, amazing idea.

That being said, I'm definitely going to make this. I was wondering, though - what grid size did you use? I am at a toss between size 7 and 10, but 7 seems to big and 10 too small...


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on October 30, 2006 06:03:18 PM
This is one of the best things I've seen for a while! Amazing, amazing idea.

That being said, I'm definitely going to make this. I was wondering, though - what grid size did you use? I am at a toss between size 7 and 10, but 7 seems to big and 10 too small...

I have no idea, sorry. I've never done any needlepoint work before, this was my first time ever trying it, and the grid thing I used was in a left over bag of bits and bobs of crafty junk my aunt gave me.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: poo head on October 31, 2006 06:10:57 AM
This is one of the best things I've seen for a while! Amazing, amazing idea.

That being said, I'm definitely going to make this. I was wondering, though - what grid size did you use? I am at a toss between size 7 and 10, but 7 seems to big and 10 too small...

I have no idea, sorry. I've never done any needlepoint work before, this was my first time ever trying it, and the grid thing I used was in a left over bag of bits and bobs of crafty junk my aunt gave me.

helpful hint: if you have any left over (or for future reference), to find the grid size, measure an inch and however many squares there are in that inch is your grid size.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: WhenInScythia on November 01, 2006 01:01:10 PM
Holy Cow!
I know what I am making for my brother for christmas now... cute cute!

:) I love it.


Tristen


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: AnagraM on November 10, 2006 03:15:57 AM
Hello !

This case is awesome. And I'd really like to make myself one, though I don't have any skills in cross stitching.

So any help on the material at techniques used would be great.. :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: craftybernie on November 10, 2006 04:15:27 AM
That's a great idea!  Not sure I would have the patience to stitch the entire thing on plastic canvas.  So well done you!



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: PixieSkull on November 10, 2006 10:41:58 AM
Such a freaking cool idea! I would prolly kill myself if I tried to do that big of a needlepoint project. Then again, I'd love to do that for my Cellphone or my tarot cards or similar.

Pimp idea!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: nikkiana on November 10, 2006 11:12:38 AM
That is just too cool for words! It makes me want to run out and buy a DS lite so I can make one for it....


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: eva stars on November 10, 2006 03:31:09 PM
How creative! I'm inspired! My boyfriend will be happy about that, since he's been wanting a case for his DS Lite, and my attempt to sew one was less than successful. Thanks for posting it!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Ilikeadecraft on November 10, 2006 04:43:36 PM
that is pretty creative


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: zapbunny on November 10, 2006 10:44:52 PM
What an amazing idea! and I love how the DSlite is an easy shape to make cases with. Although with plastic canvas I can see that accommodate a huge variety of shapes.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: craftaddict08 on November 11, 2006 04:18:45 PM
holy poop! Thats the sweetest thing I've seen in awhile. I can't wait to make one so when Christmas comes around I'll have a case for my ds.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: andy8715 on November 11, 2006 04:23:26 PM
haha i just try to convince my dad to buy me one for xmas but seeing as how he's buying me tires for my truck I don't think i'll be getting the Nintendo DS Lite.  I guess I'll have to buy it for myself. :(


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: strangela on November 11, 2006 06:54:43 PM
Oh. My. I love it. And now I finally know what to make for an iPod cover! Thanks!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: asteriskmanagement on November 12, 2006 01:33:05 PM
here's a list of the dimensions of the DS vs. the DS Lite.

i have a DS that i share with my husband, but i'd like to get him a DS lite for christmas, so i may end up making both sizes of this brilliant little case.

metric
original DS -- 148.7 mm × 84.7 mm × 28.9 mm
DS Lite -- 133 mm × 73.9 mm × 21.5 mm

us standard units
original DS -- 5.85 x 3.33 x 1.13 inches
DS Lite -- 5.24 inches × 2.9 inches × 0.85 inches

it may take me a bit to puzzle out the sizes of the plastic canvas, but when i do i'll post them here.

if someone more clever can figure it out, please post!

off to scratch my head and scribble out some numbers!

--jessie


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: andy8715 on November 12, 2006 07:06:41 PM
lol so I've just dug out all of my gameboys so i can make cases but then I was trying to get my oldest one to work and it won't.  :'( this is sad. it's like 10 years old though so i mean i guess it was coming.  :'(


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ashestoashes on November 12, 2006 07:16:16 PM
That's completely awesome! I love that it's three-dimensional, and that the cord for the DS makes it look like the controller power cord. Great job!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: grapesicle on November 15, 2006 09:51:18 AM
I want one, how cute. Good Job on it. :]


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: amberpixie on November 15, 2006 10:24:21 AM
this is a great idea!  much more imaginative than any other cases i've seen.  good job!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: KatAutumn on November 15, 2006 01:09:14 PM
That is so neat.  I made one for my little brother for Christmas, since he got a DS Lite about a month ago.  I looked at your pics and your DS Lite fits snugly inside the case.  I used the dimensions in the tutorial and when it was all finished I used my sister's DS Lite (so my little bro wouldn't get suspicious) and I have about a half inch of extra space on each side.  Maybe I counted wrong.    Edited:  I realize now where I went wrong.  I was using a larger grid size than the OP.  My Wal-Mart only carries the size 7 grid plastic canvas.
:-\  Oh well.  It still came out cute and better to be too big than too small.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Whiskey on November 16, 2006 11:24:10 AM
This is completely amazing!

I used to do plastic canvas all the time!  This is such a great idea!

Whit


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: kuri on November 17, 2006 09:55:12 AM
omfg. what grade is the grid. I think they have more than one size in stores, if you know that'd be great ^^


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: daniellezz on November 17, 2006 06:00:43 PM
 I made one on these and gave it to my boyfriend for his birthday yesterday. All of our friends flipped out over it!  Thanks for the great idea!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Natural Starlet on November 17, 2006 06:09:50 PM
That's pretty neat.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on November 17, 2006 07:01:13 PM
I'd love to see pictures of the cases that people made using this tutorial!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: KatAutumn on November 17, 2006 11:26:02 PM
The case in the OP was probably made with a size 10 grid, since it came out smaller than mine and I used the same dimensions in the OP.  My canvas is a size 7.   :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Shini on November 18, 2006 08:07:48 AM
Actually, I don't think it was made on size 7 grid OR size 10 grid. We know size 7 grid is too large, and if the top is 25 by 44, that would be 2.5" by 4.4" on size 10 grid. But the same measurements on a DS Lite are 2.9" and 5.24" - it won't fit. It seems like the pattern was made for size 8 grid, but I don't think that exists in the U.S.A.

That being said, I adapted the pattern for size 7 grid, and I'm almost done with my case. If it turns out nice, I'll post and update.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on November 18, 2006 11:03:35 AM
I know there has been a lot of confusion with everyone about what size plastic canvas I used to make this ds case, so I did a little detective work with the stuff and I came across this printed on a piece of paper in the bottom of one of the bags that plastic canvas was in.

"Super 8 plastic needle point canvas (10 3/8" x 7 7/8", 8 stitches per inch)"

So I'm assuming that means that I used a size 8 grid. And the grid was bought in Canada sometime ago. So I'm not sure about the availability of it elsewhere.

I also measured all the pieces of the finished case.
 
The top and bottom piece are roughly 5 1/2 by 3 inches.
The long side pieces are roughly 5 1/2 by 1 1/4 inches.
The short side pieces are roughly 3 1/4 by 1 1/4 inches.
-> Like I said these are rough estimations. It's kind of difficult to measure it when It's already covered in yarn and assembled.

Let me know if that information helps you guys at all. 



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Minagi on November 18, 2006 09:47:06 PM
AWESOME.

Hmm.. maybe I should mod the pattern for my DS non-lite.. :P


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: everyoneloveslay on November 19, 2006 06:48:46 PM
i am determined to make this!!
i luv the old nintendo and i love making new things..was it hard??
no matter how i will make it! loll
its soo awesome


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: AnagraM on November 20, 2006 04:15:38 AM
Could anyone point me to a good tutorial on cross-stitching? I've never done any and I'd really like to train to make me this awesome case aswell..

If the tutorial could be in french, it would be even better, although my english is good, it's the kind of things that would be easier in french  ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ashtree on November 24, 2006 11:38:24 AM
Has anyone successfully made this with a size 7 grid? Thats all I can find. If so I'd love a tutorial!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Shini on November 24, 2006 08:22:52 PM
I just need to glue in my felt and velcro, then attach the cover, and mine will be done. And yes, it's on size 7 grid - I did have to change to pattern.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: igoesrawr on November 25, 2006 05:54:52 PM
this is the coolest thing. i love it. great job. it turned out really great.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: T-wrecks on November 27, 2006 03:46:50 PM
SO amazing! I wonder if I could tweak the measurements to make an ipod case for my special someone for Christmas? He just got a Wii and is a bit nintendo obsessed at the moment. At least all his Zelda playing leaves me plenty of time for crafting!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: KatAutumn on November 28, 2006 04:15:15 AM
SO amazing! I wonder if I could tweak the measurements to make an ipod case for my special someone for Christmas? He just got a Wii and is a bit nintendo obsessed at the moment. At least all his Zelda playing leaves me plenty of time for crafting!

I want a Wii.  My husband broke his PS2 over the holiday weekend (eh, second one he's destroyed due to his own negligence :-X ) and he says he's too lazy to play games on the Wii.  Said he'd have to move around too much LOL Ah, maybe him breaking his PlayStation was a blessing in disguise.  No, wait...it wasn't.  He spent his entire Thanksgiving break playing some James Bond game on my little brother's PS2.  :-\

Anyway, yes you could definitely use the dimensions of any object and make a case using plastic needlepoint canvas.  That's what I love about the stuff - it's so versatile and easy to use.  Oh, and word to the wise...use a metal needlepoint needle and not one of those plastic ones designed for children.  I went to use my plastic needle (that came with a knitting kit I bought awhile back) and it ripped the plastic line between the grid squares everytime I ran it through.  I switched to the metal needle and had no problems from there.  Also, I was able to make the entire case using only one standard size plastic canvas and still had some left over.  :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: msgates on November 29, 2006 11:17:51 AM
a little late to respond, but this is amazing. it's almost a metaphor on life and how even in older things, lessons, people, we find inspiration... yadda yadda


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: meanbean on November 29, 2006 02:00:51 PM
I'm almost done with one on a 10 point grid & a famicom style on the 10 point grid.  I'll post pictures and measurements soon.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: KatAutumn on November 30, 2006 12:28:38 PM
Okay, here's the one I made for my little bro as a Christmas present.


Top view


Inside


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: loudgrrl4_ever on November 30, 2006 01:05:45 PM
Could anyone point me to a good tutorial on cross-stitching? I've never done any and I'd really like to train to make me this awesome case aswell..

If the tutorial could be in french, it would be even better, although my english is good, it's the kind of things that would be easier in french  ;D

I second this request. I can't seem to find a good tutorial (on Craftster or elsewhere) for using plastic canvas. The only ones I can find are basically up one hole, down in the next, repeat until finished, but all the pictures of the completed projects show lots of the plastic canvas in the end (like every other bar) and it doesn't look like this project works that way.
I am definantly interested in doing this because my bf just got a DS lite for his b-day and a little birdie told me there will be one waiting under the tree for me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on November 30, 2006 02:27:26 PM
http://www.anniesattic.com/plastic_canvas/content.html?cat_id=344&type_id=S (http://www.anniesattic.com/plastic_canvas/content.html?cat_id=344&type_id=S)

that has lots of different plastic canvas stitches, including the basic cross stitch, which is all i have used on mine so far
(mine has link on the top, instead of the controller, i will post a pic as soon as i am done)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: crazylime77 on December 01, 2006 04:32:41 AM
ahh! that's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever seen. i want to make one for my friend who loves ghetto nintendo. i think i will. but i'll make it for jewelry or something. now all i have to do is learn how to cross stitch.....


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: AnagraM on December 01, 2006 06:36:10 AM
Thanks for the link Amy, it's helpfull :)

Now i'll have to find the grid and the yarn to try that..

I guess the yarn has to be thick enough, to recover the grid, and look good, doesn't it?


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on December 01, 2006 07:55:39 AM
glad to help

don't forget to take breaks, otherwise you will get a blisters (like I have, eek)

how did you know my name was amy? btw


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Studio Rat on December 01, 2006 08:13:38 PM
wow!  I my friend Chris NEEDS this!

great job ^_^


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Oddgirl on December 02, 2006 12:34:49 PM
So cool, Im going to make one for myself and maybe one for an xmas gift :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: lysaro on December 02, 2006 10:06:17 PM
That's so cool!  It's way better than store bought cases.  I love it!   


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: cface23 on December 02, 2006 10:25:34 PM
I just finished making three DS cases for me and my friends using size 7 plastic canvas, yarn that I ordered from Hobby Lobby's website online and felt from Wal-mart and here they are.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/cface123/DScase1-1.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/cface123/DScase2-1.jpg


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on December 02, 2006 11:59:45 PM
Great job cface23! I hope your friends appreciate them!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ashtree on December 03, 2006 01:58:01 PM
I just finished making three DS cases for me and my friends using size 7 plastic canvas, yarn that I ordered from Hobby Lobby's website online and felt from Wal-mart and here they are.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/cface123/DScase1-1.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/cface123/DScase2-1.jpg

Wow-those look really great! What size did you cut the canvas to? I'm trying to count the stitches, so I don't mess up on mine, which is a birthday girf for my Hubby.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: everyoneloveslay on December 03, 2006 07:56:58 PM
hey wanted to tell u that i am making one and it is coming out good soo far! (cross my fingers)  i have done all the sides aand i am working on the bottom and then i have to go onto the pattern! i can tell that it is gunna be realy hard


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: cface23 on December 03, 2006 10:23:16 PM
ashtree- I just followed the tutorial exactly as posted with my size 7 plastic canvas and my DS cases came out just right for my DS regular.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Stitch It Black on December 03, 2006 10:58:50 PM

   This... is awesome! I'm definitely going to give this one a try. I tried canvas stitching out in like the 7th grade. Its really easy and I'm not sure why I fell out of it but this just motivated me right up! Thank you "Oh' Creative One".


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Perfect Doak on December 04, 2006 04:41:00 PM
Wow.

Awesomeness.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: lapine403 on December 07, 2006 11:01:37 AM
That is AMAZING.  I bought all the materials to make one for my hubby's DS Lite.  However... I think the plastic canvas I have has bigger squares because 44 wide is way too big and won't look nice and snug like yours.  It says "#7" on it, and I think 36 or 38 squares will work (36 fits but might be too snug once the yarn & felt are on).

I've never used plastic canvas, so hopefully I can figure it out.

You are so freakin' imaginative!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: starlit on December 10, 2006 04:06:24 PM
This is such a fabulous idea!  I'm making one for my boyfriend for his birthday!  I've never tried needlepoint before, so this should be an adventure.  :D 


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: johloh on December 17, 2006 01:44:32 PM
awesome awesome.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on December 17, 2006 03:12:28 PM
I was making one of these, I am right at the end, just have to attach the lid to the box and then finish the edges, but I can't because I don't have anymore needles I can use for it, I broke all 4 (YES, 4) that I had working on it.
I will not be making another, which is sad, because it's so awesome and the one I have been working on turned out really cool (with Link on the top, not the controller), because it has just been a HUGE pain the whole time and has taken forever (I'm going to stick to sewing, I am a much quicker at that).
I will take pics of it as is, because I don't know when I will get around to finishing it... (and it's supposed to be a Christmas gift for my BIL)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Caroline8 on December 18, 2006 09:57:28 AM
that's amazing!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: midnight7649 on December 18, 2006 12:42:52 PM
I made a case just like yours for ms DSlite and at first i thought it wouldn't work cause it was too big but the case is just big enough to fit the DS and a game!! Although i tried using the stick on velcro and the next morning all the velcro had fallen off so i'll have to sew it on  :)  But thanks for the pattern its just awesome!!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on December 18, 2006 01:06:20 PM
Here's the lid to mine (hopefully I will be able to get some new needles before Christmas so I can finish it for my BIL)
I just wanted to go ahead and post this since it's (Link being on the lid instead of the controller) really the only difference between my case and yours, the rest of mine is that gray and then the felt inside is green...



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on December 18, 2006 01:41:00 PM
Zelda.Suicide, your Link looks fantastic! I'm sure your BIL will love it. It looks really nice.  Link is one of my favourites!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Maryam Ovaci on December 18, 2006 05:48:39 PM
Does anyone know where to put the hole in the back for the charger? I'm making my little brother one for christmas, and I don't own one myself, so I can't measure it out in person. I'm using a size 7 canvas as well, but with the chart as written I'm getting the right size (so far as I can tell). I'd like to be able to have a charger space, without clueing him in to my gift.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: cut your ribbon on December 19, 2006 08:10:28 PM
i have the exact same question as maryam.  i am going to attempt to make this as a present even though i dont have a DSlite on hand.  all i could find was the size 7 canvas, if somebody has succesfully made one that the DSlite fits perfectly in then could you pretty pretty please pass the dimentions for cutting the canvas on to me?  i, too, am curious where to put the hole in the back.

thank ya


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: monsieur on December 21, 2006 02:46:55 AM
That is beautiful. I wish to have that for my christmas present. argh!!  :D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: msgates on December 21, 2006 07:33:05 AM
Does anyone know where to put the hole in the back for the charger? I'm making my little brother one for christmas, and I don't own one myself, so I can't measure it out in person. I'm using a size 7 canvas as well, but with the chart as written I'm getting the right size (so far as I can tell). I'd like to be able to have a charger space, without clueing him in to my gift.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/cface123/DScase2-1.jpg
cface has a picture of one with the hole visible. hope that helps.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: PerpetualHysteria on December 21, 2006 10:05:11 PM
This was such a lifesaver <3 I had nooo idea what to make for my best friend, and then I found this! I know he's gonna adooore it, no use in posting a picture since it looks exactly the same as the original. But this is such a WONDERFUL, awesome idea! I wish I had a DS lite just so I could make myself one. And I of course am giving you credit when my friend opens his gift.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rightrightrachel2 on December 22, 2006 07:48:49 PM
very very very very cool, i attempted to make a case for my Ds Lite but it didnt turn out to well..
yours is sweet ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: kaminaridaughter on December 29, 2006 12:10:44 AM
This is amazing-I just got a DS Lite for Christmas!Its an amazing idea! :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: raspberryred615 on December 30, 2006 08:06:13 AM
this equals awesome! I'm definately going to make one ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: petarver on December 30, 2006 07:00:26 PM
Wow..I really love this.  I think I will make something like it for my boys mp3 players....that for the great idea.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Shadesofme on December 30, 2006 10:05:53 PM
Gah!!! I LOVE this!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: avengedx15 on December 31, 2006 01:48:28 PM
This is absolutely adorable. ;D
I'm thinking of making one for my iPod, but obviously not exactly like this.


Title: Size 7 Canvas adaptation
Post by: lapine403 on January 02, 2007 09:21:15 AM
I made one for my hubby for xmas with the size 7 canvas, and it fits perfectly (when lined with felt too).  The top and bottom were 37 x 22, the long sides 37 x 7, and short sides 22 x 7.  I also made a mistake when sewing it together, and sewed the top shut but it worked out really well because it just slides in through the front flap.  I'm going to sew on a velcro strap that will keep it shut.   **Note:  Don't sew on the bottom long side if you do it like this or there won't be a nice slot to slide it through**

I also added more red where the words "Nintendo", "Start" and "Select" are.

To get the red buttons to be round, they are a 3 x 3 square area but on the outer edge of the square I stitched in a circle. http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r317/lapine403/ds2.jpg


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on January 02, 2007 03:38:59 PM
Looks great lapine403! I really like the idea of sliding it in the side, rather than opening from the top. The bits of red for the start and select and all that is a great touch too!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: cut your ribbon on January 03, 2007 11:19:27 AM
hi lapine, ive got a question for you about the NES controller box

i'm making this as a surprise for a friend and so i dont have a DSlite to model my project off of.  im about half way done right now and becuase nobody had posted the measurements for size 7 canvas i just guessed....

my length is 36 while yours is 37.  i was planning on lining mine with felt, but now im worried that i made it too short and its not going to fit inside.  so im wondering if you could give me some insight on how snug of a fit it is.   i may just line it with a really thin fabric now....

any insight??

also, for the pattern on the top, how did you resize it to fit?

yours looks fabulous by the way


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Zelda.Suicide on January 04, 2007 11:19:09 AM
Ok, so I actually did get mine finished in time for Christmas (my mom saved the day and took me to buy some new needles, since my husband said I wasn't allowed to go back to Joann's, haha)
My BIL liked it very much and knew exactly what it was when he opened it, so yay!

Here it is all done (the inside felt is green).



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: urnotmyhero on January 07, 2007 06:04:30 PM
I am totally going to do one of these as soon as finals are over. I think my friend needs a Ds case...


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: apburner on January 09, 2007 07:20:43 PM
You need:
(units of measurement are in squares of the plastic grid stuff)

two pieces of 25 by 44 (for the top and bottom)
two pieces of 8 by 44 (for the long sides)
two pieces of 8 by 25 (for the short sides)
one pice of 7 by 44 (for the overflap) -> I cut this down so it was 44 on the top and 40 on the bottom of this piece so the flap would have rouded edges



So what was the grid size of the plastic canvas. I tried 7 mesh and 44 was to big. I tried 10 mesh and 44 was too small. In the end i used 10 mesh and just modified to my needs.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on January 09, 2007 07:27:24 PM
You need:
(units of measurement are in squares of the plastic grid stuff)

two pieces of 25 by 44 (for the top and bottom)
two pieces of 8 by 44 (for the long sides)
two pieces of 8 by 25 (for the short sides)
one pice of 7 by 44 (for the overflap) -> I cut this down so it was 44 on the top and 40 on the bottom of this piece so the flap would have rouded edges



So what was the grid size of the plastic canvas. I tried 7 mesh and 44 was to big. I tried 10 mesh and 44 was too small. In the end i used 10 mesh and just modified to my needs.

I used size 8 grid. I didn't know that originally, as it was hand me down plastic canvas, and this was my first needlepoint project I had ever done, so my knowledge about it isn't that great. Hope that helps.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on January 09, 2007 07:37:51 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know that the fantastic Natalie Zee Drieu, the associate editor of  CRAFT magazine, (http://www.craftzine.com) has posted up a modified version of this Nintendo DS case with instructions! You can check out her version at the CRAFT blog  over here! (http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/01/needlepoint_nintendo_ds_case_m.html)

She uses size 7 plastic canvas in her version, and also does a few other things different, such as using snaps for closure instead of velcro. Anyone who is having some problems with my original write up of how I made mine should go and check out her version inspired by this one!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: lysaro on January 17, 2007 07:37:22 AM
I made a case for my sister for christmas and she just loves it! 

Now she's making two more for two of her friends.

Thanks for such a great idea and posting your instructions.

Great job!



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Aubby on January 22, 2007 04:29:39 PM
Thank you so much for posting this!! After seeing it I made a box for my boyfriend to hold his wii controllers. He loved it. Thanks again! =)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Ramona Q on January 30, 2007 09:26:07 PM
I just finished my Nintendo DS case and it looks so good. Thank you for thinking up the idea and then shairing it with us.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: fenifer on February 22, 2007 09:17:54 PM
hey there rosered! i just got done making my awesome nintendo ds case... i am giving this one to my brother for his ds, and i will be making another one (in pink) for my ds!!! i also plan to make a version for my ipod nano and the radio transmitter that i have to use when i listen to it in my car! thanks so much for the images and sharing how you put together something so awesome!!!
here are the pics!




Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: uplate6674 on March 14, 2007 05:57:24 AM
Awesome!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: AGFH on March 14, 2007 08:56:32 AM
oooooooo!!!!!!!

I just saw this, and now I MUST have one!!!!!  :o


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: emulatris on April 08, 2007 08:23:52 AM
I am in love with this, it's absolutely fantastic. 8)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: kenzayy on April 11, 2007 09:02:44 PM
this is amazing. it tried knitting a case for my ds, but it kept losing shape. this is great idea and i'm going to start asap!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: gorillagirl on May 21, 2007 03:41:38 PM
This is simply amazing!  I think you could enlarge it for a nice wristlet too. :D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: nwadrebma on June 16, 2007 08:56:38 AM
Wow, this is so inspiring for me! I want to start doing some more crafts and I think I might have to attempt this with a magnetic closure somehow. That would be perfect! Maybe hidden under the felt? Any ideas?


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: punk is the new blog. on June 17, 2007 05:11:58 PM
i really need to do this.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ~Glenda on July 24, 2007 12:58:10 AM
Below are some pics of the case I made for myself.  I've never needlepointed before, or worked with plastic canvas before, so it was definitely a learning experience, but a fun one!

I treated it as a "sampler" project, trying different things based on what other people did when making their cases, to figure out what worked best for me.

All in all, I'm very pleased with the end result  ;D.

I know where I need to be neater next time (inside felt!). I know I can get by using fabric glue just fine for attaching the felt, if I let the felted pieces sit with a heavy book on them overnight. I doubled-up the overstitch where I joined the top piece to the front flap and to the back piece, to see how I liked that, and decided I don't like it -- it's too bulky -- so next time I won't do that. And I will add one more row to the four side pieces to accommodate the thickness of the felt, and then another row to the flap to offset the added row on the four side pieces.

I haven't added a closure to the flap yet; I'm going to look around the fabric store and see what strikes my fancy.

My son would like me to make him a case, and I think I will incorporate a design of some sort onto the cover of his, if he'd like. (For mine, I just used a variegated yarn so that I could focus more on technique.)











I do have a question about how to make the stitching around the charger cut-out more neat looking. For some reason, stitching around that hole totally baffled me  ???.  Tips or suggestions would be most appreciated.

Thanks, rosered, for posting the tutorial ! ! !


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: mo0ncake on July 26, 2007 02:10:19 PM
Awesooooome!  I love it!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: CreativeGenes on July 26, 2007 02:46:22 PM
My son has been asking me to make a case for his DS Lite. I can wait till he gets home so I can show him this one. I see needlepointing in my near future.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: metalpunkmonster on August 01, 2007 10:15:07 AM
wow, that's so cool!  my little brother is obsessed with nintendo, especially the old NES.  he loves your ds lite case!  thanks for including a tut cus he wants to make one too.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: pixing on August 18, 2007 06:19:28 AM
OK here's mine, I actually finished it a few weeks ago, it went together in a jiffy.  So easy sewing with a big needle on rigid fabric.  Even the boys took a turn, the older (13year old) said it was very relaxing- I think I'll set him up with some sort of coaster pattern to make for Christmas gifts (?!)

Anyway, I forget to take a picture after it was sewn together but it looks the same as all of yours, I ended up using velcro, after trying snaps with less success.  Here's the outside:






and the inside - which i did a little differently


I laid the completed case as above on the felt and cut it out.  Then trimmed in so it was a little smaller - used a rotary cutter mostly.

Then I hot glued the edges of the rectangles - carefully - starting with the back (where the plug would be) shown by the red lines -  and working my way to the outer sections.  Then whip stitched the edge down.  I think this was a good method.





Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: kittykill on August 18, 2007 07:28:21 AM
Looks great!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: cirobi on August 20, 2007 06:48:24 AM
that is absolutely amazing!

the gamer geek in me is jumping around giddy about this!  now if only i could get my 1up mushroom cross stitch pattern finished so i can start my collection of geek crafts.  *grin*


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: unepagaille on August 21, 2007 06:17:12 AM
Hey, this case is what made me find Craftster to begin with, and I made one for my boyfriend, which he loved. I even e-mailed the OP and she gave me some wonderful help :) however I had a problem with the construction of the case. This was my first needlepoint project, and it turned out well, however when I went to attach the pieces, I continued with the continental stitch (diagonally) and the case therefore became warped, etc. The bf still loved it but he lent his DS to my little sister about a month ago and I've been looking at the case in my house ever since, and it's bothering me that the whole thing is crooked and kinda wobbly, when the design parts of it are basically perfect (I'm severely anal, I should mention, haha). So I took it apart and now am going to put it back together just whip-stitching it. Is that how you guys did it or is there a technique I just didn't do right (and the continental is the way to go?). Just wondering before I frustrate myself into a coma :)

But thanks for the awesome tute, one of the first crafty things I made and you should have seen the bf's face when I surprised him with it. It made my summer.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: AcePilot on September 19, 2007 08:39:45 PM
Ah! That is soo fantastic!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: N0A on October 23, 2007 08:12:13 AM
This is one of the best things I ever seen... It's wonderful! I wish I will be able to do that one day...


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: yellie on October 27, 2007 02:06:12 AM
This is SERIOUSLY amazing!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on October 27, 2007 11:53:00 AM
hey, thanks for all the kind words everybody! I'm so glad people are still digging  this, and making their own versions!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: TreeCactus on October 28, 2007 06:24:43 AM
My brother would love this - more as a desk ornament.... you could fill it with lead shot and make a paperweight!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: eskimosnowman on October 30, 2007 03:44:58 PM
I'm definitely book marking this :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ghilie on November 04, 2007 06:43:00 PM
This is so freaking awesome that it warranted an emergency trip to walmart. 


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: onewtonj on November 07, 2007 07:04:53 AM
very cool.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ConfusableBlonde on November 13, 2007 07:14:35 AM
Inspired by your post, I busted out the old plastic canvas that has been sitting under my bed unused for years and made one of these for my friend for Christmas... let's hope he likes it!







Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Matdredalia on November 15, 2007 05:03:33 AM
*chuckles* Rosered became a celebrity in the DS Fandom & Crafting worlds 'cause of this, though I totally understand why.

I'm going to be making at least three of these in the near future,  heaven help me.

Thanks for making such an awesome case Rosered. DS junkies everywhere thank you!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on November 15, 2007 08:56:19 AM
*chuckles* Rosered became a celebrity in the DS Fandom & Crafting worlds 'cause of this, though I totally understand why.

I'm going to be making at least three of these in the near future,  heaven help me.

Thanks for making such an awesome case Rosered. DS junkies everywhere thank you!

Hahahah thank you so much Matdredalia! I've got to say that it still amazes me that so many people are still so taken with this little craft I made over a year ago!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Matdredalia on November 16, 2007 02:24:26 AM
*chuckles* Rosered became a celebrity in the DS Fandom & Crafting worlds 'cause of this, though I totally understand why.

I'm going to be making at least three of these in the near future,  heaven help me.

Thanks for making such an awesome case Rosered. DS junkies everywhere thank you!

Hahahah thank you so much Matdredalia! I've got to say that it still amazes me that so many people are still so taken with this little craft I made over a year ago!

I've actually seen it several times on several different blogs (gaming & crafting). The word has spread far and wide to gaming fangirls/fanboys and crafters alike!

Honestly, though, you shouldn't be surprised. It was a VERY unique idea. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying other's cases aren't absolutely wonderful, but not only did you make a very cute case with a lot of nostalgia, you did it in a way that the results can be duplicated, and even personalized.

And, it's a craft that any fanboy or girl can do in their spare time without any major crafting knowledge if they follow your tutorial.

Seriously, I'm not trying to be a suckup, but you should give yourself more credit! (^-^)

Heck, I'm even going to try to alter the tutorial a bit to make a bigger case for my friends with the DS Phat. Honestly, for anyone who runs in a gaming circle, this is like, the most awesome DIY Christmas present --- you can make the same thing for everyone you know, and no one will be insulted! Especially if you change some of the details on the front, such as making it a Tetris screen or a 1 UP Shroom or something..

Darnit, I gotta shut up before I decide to throw down my knitting needles and pick up the needlepoint >.>





Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: tlvsn on November 26, 2007 03:50:39 AM
I knew plastic canvas had to be good for something besides napkin-holders. What a cool idea! :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: CraftyAggie on November 28, 2007 04:59:17 PM
I love this idea!!!! I'm making one for my sister for Christmas.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Digsy LaRaspberry on December 05, 2007 09:13:17 AM
I <3 this. SO freaking much!
The boyfriend's getting an adapted one for his PSP as a Holiday gift. Can / will post when finished...

 ;D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Kitsune-Tearz on December 11, 2007 07:58:38 PM
I love this (The NES System that this controller came off of was the first game system I ever played on.... My bro got the next one after this so i got to play with that one ((He never let me play the newest one XD ))) So you have inspired me.... I am being a little ambitious.... I am making a large carry all for my DS Lite, ipod, cellphone and stuff for travel... And 2 DS lite sized controllers.... 1 for the DS lite and one for other stuff....this will be soooo much fun (Will be my spare time project...) thanks a ton for the inspiration... (Once they see it I will probablly end up making atleast 3 more controllers for family too lol)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: shortystylee on December 20, 2007 07:15:46 PM
I saw this some time ago, a year or so, actually, and decided it'd be a great side gift for the DS Lite I got for my fiance last year at Christmas. He loved it and showed it off to all his friends ^___^

http://www.flickr.com/photos/baby_the_stars_shine_bright/322272928/in/set-72157603513136475/

On the underside, I put in his name, Tim, in Japanese... for some reason I thought at the time that he'd need to know which one was his, heh. (the start of the name)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/baby_the_stars_shine_bright/322273295/in/set-72157603513136475/

Great job coming up with that!



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: krymzynstarr on January 24, 2008 02:09:54 PM
This is SO going on the queue list for things I've got to make. I've got a crafting itch that needs to be scratched!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: HecateMacbeth on February 09, 2008 07:37:58 AM
Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: vamperose on February 24, 2008 10:37:44 PM
OMG.  This is the best thing ever! I grew up playing nintendo, I love doing needlepoint, and I have a DS.  Bless your soul for putting the dimensions and grid online.  This was absolutely a GREAT idea!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: showmehelen on April 30, 2008 07:33:18 AM

Thanks so much for posting this up!!
I got a DS for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I had to make it one of these bad boys...

Hurrah!! ;D



(with Sausage, my little Nintendog!)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: katiekutthroat on April 30, 2008 07:58:52 AM
how helpful.. im going to have to make this for my ds lite! awesome, thanks!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rixies on April 30, 2008 01:19:56 PM
That is too cool!!! I love it!!! Although I might try to go with some Zelda-ish theme for my gold Zelda DS (woot woot!!) Thanks for sharing ^_^


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: demekah on April 30, 2008 02:18:52 PM
Wow, that´s a great idea! I love it!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: yell0wbright on April 30, 2008 10:28:41 PM
sweet! i never knew that plastic canvas could look so cool!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: lindsycarranza on May 02, 2008 06:29:02 AM
I just came across this thanks to a friend and this is amazing!!!!!! Has to be one of the COOLEST DS cases I've ever seen!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: lieslmareth on June 06, 2008 10:52:00 AM
Wow, this is so inspiring for me! I want to start doing some more crafts and I think I might have to attempt this with a magnetic closure somehow. That would be perfect! Maybe hidden under the felt? Any ideas?

I immediately thought of using magnets when I read through the pattern, too. Will a magnet do funny things to the DS? How much like a computer are they? (This is obviously going to be a gift lol.)

**Edit** I just discovered that Nintendo makes a "magnet stand" for the DS, which you can use to attach the DS to your fridge, for use with a game that has a bunch of recipes. So I'm going to guess that using a magnet won't be an issue ....



Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: rosered on June 06, 2008 04:45:02 PM
Wow, this is so inspiring for me! I want to start doing some more crafts and I think I might have to attempt this with a magnetic closure somehow. That would be perfect! Maybe hidden under the felt? Any ideas?

I immediately thought of using magnets when I read through the pattern, too. Will a magnet do funny things to the DS? How much like a computer are they? (This is obviously going to be a gift lol.)

**Edit** I just discovered that Nintendo makes a "magnet stand" for the DS, which you can use to attach the DS to your fridge, for use with a game that has a bunch of recipes. So I'm going to guess that using a magnet won't be an issue ....



It sounds like a great idea to try out! When I get a chance I'm going to give it a shot and do some design changes that I've been thinking about!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: average_fan on July 24, 2008 07:15:03 AM
This is too great - I've kept this post in my bookmarks since I first found it!
Kudos!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Tufty on October 21, 2008 04:09:51 AM
Ok, so I actually did get mine finished in time for Christmas (my mom saved the day and took me to buy some new needles, since my husband said I wasn't allowed to go back to Joann's, haha)
My BIL liked it very much and knew exactly what it was when he opened it, so yay!

Here it is all done (the inside felt is green).

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/36321Picture_9_068.jpg

Hey Zelda, I love the stitch you used - what's it called?  I want to see if there is a tutorial on the internet for it :-)

I'm having a go at making this brilliant case for my fiancé.  I couldn't find any suitable plastic canvas in my local craft shop, so I'm using plain old thread canvas.  I'm folding each of the parts into an 'envelope' shape before I start, so that the canvas is folded double, and so that the exposed edges won't unravel.  I'll return with photos to report on how it went!

I've only just joined Craftster so this is my first official project!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: pookzilla on October 21, 2008 07:32:42 AM
That is sweet!  I love the charge hole... details like that changes something like this from being cool to being cool and super useful.  :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Kip on December 08, 2008 02:40:24 PM
That is soo dang cute !!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: ConfusableBlonde on December 11, 2008 02:23:35 PM
the only thing that was tricky with a magnet when i made it was that it is hard to get the magnet to stick the yarn, the sticky stuff on them is not that strong... good luck!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: left field brewer on December 31, 2008 04:00:08 PM
I'm brand new to craftster and I want....no need to make one or two of these for myself and friends. Here's the problem. I've never done needlepoint before and can't really craft to save my life. Unless that is, you include beer, oh and body care products. Nonetheless I will try to learn if some of you can help. I read both the tutorials for the case(here and Craftzine) and I think I understand the stitch, but is there a simple one that doesn't warp the pieces? I'm want it to sit nice and flat when I'm finished. It seems as though some people have had a little trouble with it, while others have not. Also, I think I understand how to make the single color rows, but unsure about the colors. If I was doing horizontal rows and I finished the first lt. grey top rows, would I just end it on the next row where the black starts, then end the black and start new dark grey, then back to black? I guess I don't know where to start from(on the top) and why. Please help if you can. Thanks.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Sweet75 on February 07, 2009 08:35:43 PM
Oh my gosh!  What a good idea!  I found this a couple months ago and I couldn't stop thinking about it since ... probably one of the best uses of that plastic needlepoint mesh I've ever seen :)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: amaylikespunk on June 30, 2009 05:38:10 PM
Can't wait to make this for my nephews birthday in August. He is gonna love it and again I will be his favorite aunt! ;)


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: MadiK on October 02, 2009 09:54:40 PM
 :D love it! Going on my christmas list!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: juliagould on November 02, 2009 10:05:39 AM
This was so easy to make! I made one for myself, and now I'm making two more as Christmas gifts. :D


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: PenguinSoup on November 02, 2009 06:37:25 PM
SOOOOO FREAKING COOOL! This rocks!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: MissSophiaBoo on February 28, 2010 09:41:47 AM
I read this thread like months ago and decided to emark on a journey to create this case for my boyfriends dsi! this is actually the first plastic canvas/ needlepoint i have ever done in my life. it went pretty well except i made a few mistakes (whoops) anyway, i just wanted to say your idea is absolutely amazing, i love it, and props. BTW, it was supposed to be a christmas present but the boyfriend isn't getting it until just this week  ;D lol oh well. here is how mine came out.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 09, 2017 01:53:29 PM
I've had the finished (as in finished stitching the design on) pieces for this in my craft room for YEARS now. I think it's about time to finish it off. I'm making it a goal this month! Or next month at least, ha.


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: Buddylove on January 22, 2017 02:42:36 PM
Nice case!!!


Title: Re: nintendo controller ds lite case w/ mini tutorial
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 23, 2017 07:32:42 AM
I posted mine here, thanks again for the inspiration :).
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452434.0