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1  iPod nano Felt Case with Beautiful Katamari Damacy Motive (lotsa pictures) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Oriole on: May 11, 2008 01:35:46 PM
Hi everyone,

I was one of many who got inspired by moxie_d with her genious Happy Star. The very first iPod case I made (for my bf) then was Blue Slime:

The stitchings were very simple. All in all the case wasn't so convienent to use. I improved my style and tried out one for myself but this time with the Blanket Stich. (I figured it out by myself after lotsa tryings before I found out about it and its name here on craftster) The much beloved Totoro!!
I almost finished it but I wanted to make a better one for my bf first. The new dimensions are smaller. I suggested Katamari Damacy as the new motive. That's a video game character we both enjoy. So here he is:
No stitchings - still in progress With stitchings

Finished looks:
Front (I wanted to make a rainbow too - but it turned out nah. So I removed it again. Guess, that's why it looks so fuzzy already)

Green Back. Hmmm... fuzzy already?! Guess this pic was taken later.

I used moss for strengthening between the felts. For the front one I cut out a little circle where the skip button lies behind. This way you can easily skip on your iPod without open the cover.

For the green and blue blanket stitches I used thread made out of 100% viscose. This gives it the shimmery look. And it's also easier to work with the felt. The felt don't pucker. I found out by coincidence. I have a huge shop here for sewings. I was just looking for the right color and happen to also found the right material. I used in each case three threads. But be careful. Or this thread can be a good example for Murphy's law. And it's not suitable for the sewing machine.

Hope you enjoy Cheesy

PS: I will change my Totoro one and adapt it to the new dimensions I came up with. Will post pictures then.
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2  Re: TUTORIAL FINALLY ADDED!!!Happy Star Felt iPod Cozy For 3g (Super IMG Heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Oriole on: May 11, 2008 05:21:11 AM
Thank you for this tutorial and the huuuge inspiration!!! That really rocked the Casbah. You inspired me to made my very first felt cozy for my bf for last Christmas. Since he is a gamer geek I created for him Blue Slime and here.

The stitchings were very simple. All in all the case wasn't so convienent to use. But at that time I was pretty impressed by myself that I could do that. Before that I never made anything like that. Almost all my big sewing skills were back from my elementary school time (almost two decades ago...). I used moss for strengthening.

You can find my second finished and much improved iPod case with Katamari motive here
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