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121  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nintendo Perler Bead Pixel Magnets on: November 08, 2007 10:02:52 AM
OMG! All of the Mario madness with the perler beads is killing me! I had no clue what these were till a couple of days ago and now I can't wait to get my hands on some...
122  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / TUTORIAL FINALLY ADDED!!!Happy Star Felt iPod Cozy For 3g (Super IMG Heavy) on: November 08, 2007 08:57:55 AM
EDIT: I'm finally done with the tutorial!! Yay!! Thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful compliments and for being so patient with me  Kiss

So I got the new nano for my birthday in October and found out that no one makes cases for this model yet Sad So like any good craftster I took matters in to my own hands..

This is a lot of firsts for me...first post , first felt project, first iPod cozy....
I'm so excited with how it turned out that I had to share! I haven't picked up a needle and thread in years so please be kind on the stitching mistakes  Grin

Hope I did this right!


Before we get a move on with this, I wanted to let you know that this version is a little bigger than my first one. I wanted to solve the problem of storing the earbuds inside the pouch.

Problem solved  Smiley

So it's just a matter of preference. For larger go with the 1/2 inch measurement, for the smaller the 1/4 inch.

I use the white glue to tack My knots so they don't come unraveled  Smiley

You will need:

2 Pieces Yellow Felt
1 Piece Pink Felt (or scraps for cheeks)
DMC Yellow #972
DMC Pink #603
DMC Black #310
2 Black Beads or Buttons for Eyes
Embroidery Needle
Quilt Batting
White Glue
Painters Tape
Straight Pins
Your iPod or Mp3 Player you would like to use
2 Snaps
50 Cent Piece
Star Shape

Edit: If you are making this without the aid of an iPod the 3g measurements are as follows-

Height: 2.75"
Width: 2.06"
Depth: 0.26"

Screen- 1.25" H x 1.75" W
Wheel - 1.10 x 1.10 (I noticed that if I placed a quarter flat and traced around it with the pencil straight up and down it was the right size if that makes it easier  Smiley )

Creating Your Pattern:

Print out the star shape and using you iPod/Mp3 player make sure that it is the right size. Be sure you have a minimum of 1/4 inch to a max of 1/2 inch clearance at the bottom and top 2 corners of your iPod

Use your 50 cent piece to round off the corners and cut out the shape

Trace your iPod/Mp3 face down on a piece of paper

Using your ruler, extend the top by 1 inch and sides by 1/4 inch. This will be your back flap. Cut out shape.

Place your iPod/Mp3 Player in the center of the paper star and mark the bottom edge. Lay your back flap on top of the paper star carefully lining up the bottom of the back flapapproximately half way between the mark you made and the bottom of the star.

Tape in place with the painters tape and flip over.  Use the edges of your star shape as a guide and trace along the corners of the rectangle sticking out. Cut off those corners.

Yay! Now you have a pattern  Smiley

Putting it all together:

Using the pattern that you just made, cut out :
4 Yellow felt stars
3 Quilt batting stars
2 Yellow felt back flaps
1 Quilt batting back flap

Center your iPod/Mp3 on one of the yellow felt stars and tape down with the painters tape

Flip over and trace the screen and touch wheel with a pencil. Cut out openings. Repeat this on one more yellow felt star and one quilt batting star.

Take the 3 star pieces that you just cut the openings in and stack together with the quilt batting star in the middle. Using 3 strands Of DMC yellow #972, Whip stitch around the window openings.

Using your iPod/Mp3 as a size reference, cut a rectangle out of your yellow felt that is the same height but 1/4 inch wider on each side.

Pick which side of your star has prettier stitching and mark that as your top with painters tape. Flip over and and place the rectangle you just cut out over you window openings. Line up the top of the rectangle with the top of the screen opening.and tape in place.

Stitch down each horizontal side only going through 1 piece of felt and leaving about 1/8 of an inch between the stitching and the window openings.  Slide your iPod/Mp3 in to check fit and set piece aside.

Take your 2 yellow felt back flaps and starting with either left or right side stitch up, across the top, and down the other side leaving the bottom open. Leaving your needle and thread attached insert your quilt batting back flap.

Take you star piece with the window openings and center the back flap over the windows top side facing the back flap. Be sure to leave enough space between the edge of the star and the flap for your final edge stitching. Stitch together only going through the top layer of felt.

Center one half of a snap over top of window and sew into place. Repeat with other half of snap on back flap.

You have finished the back half of your star! Set it aside and lets get the front done  Smiley

Cut 2 small circles from pink felt.

Take one of your remaining yellow felt stars and place your eyes and cheeks where you would like them to be and mark your places. Use a small amount of glue to tack down your cheeks.

Using 6 strands of DMC Pink # 603 such your cheeks into place.

Now sew on the eyes and mark the outline for your mouth with a pencil.

Stitch your mouth using 6 strand DMC Black # 310

stack your pieces in this order-
back piece with flap side down
plain yellow felt star
2 remaining quilt batting stars
face star with face side up

Pin together ad starting right above the outside edge of the inside pocket stitch all of the way around to the bottom half way point of your star. insert you iPod/Mp3 and check where your earbud cord placement.

after checking placement, continue stitching around the star point stitching together the top side only.

Continue around to the other outside edge of the inside pouch. Leaving thread and needle attached sew in snap. Continue sewing the edge the rest of the way around but make sure that it is only the face side leaving an opening for you to insert your iPod/Mp3 into the case.

Finish by going back and sewing remaining edges at the top and earbud openings.

Now after all of that work insert your IPod and enjoy!!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

123  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: OOOOh ... he's on a roll now (Spoon Bracelet w/Turquoise) on: November 07, 2007 09:16:12 PM
Oh wow... I have a hair thingy (lol that was specific)that I wanted to turn into a bracelet and I believe this will work for it Smiley thank you (and your hubby) for the inspiration!
124  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: RESIN on: November 06, 2007 09:27:25 PM
I love the bracelet! A perfect example of why I want to try this stuff out... I went out and bought some today and by pure luck found a star ice cube tray from Ikea and a Superman comic book at the thrift store while hunting for a fugly item for the challenge...So as soon as the plumbers are done ripping up my floor and walls I shall post my first success ....or failure..lol

Oh you gotta get in on the resin.

I just finished this bad boy.  I'm worried someone might try to eat it, but it's all resin.

What kind of dye did you use for the life savers? I love the translucent color there are so many suggestion on this thread...
125  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nintendo Perler Bead Coaster Set on: November 05, 2007 10:01:08 PM
These are totally amazing and I want some! I loves me some Mario  Wink Would he mind if I tried to copy and make a set for myself?
126  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: I made a mini "Yip-yip" alien! on: November 05, 2007 09:36:59 PM
You totally gave me warm fuzzies Smiley I had forgotten all about these guys until just now when I saw them and went NOFREAKINGWAY! Awsomeness all the way!
127  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 22 ENTRIES / Re: Awake : Asleep - Opposite Faces Pillowcase on: November 05, 2007 08:59:59 PM
How cute! I love all of the different faces Cheesy
128  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: RESIN on: November 05, 2007 08:07:32 PM
So I just finished reading ALL 50 pages of this awesomely informative thread *whew*...

Even though I have yet to attempt my first resin project I do have some info to add. I saw WAAAAAAY back towards the beginning some people were asking about coating food with resin and the answer is yes, if you coat food with resin it will last forever Smiley. I know this because I had a friend do a Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream potato chip for me back in '93 while he was fixing his dinged surf board and I still have it, and it's still in the same condition it was back then. It cured cloudy,and with some bubbles, but it was left on a brick wall at the beach for a couple of days Grin

I wish I had some pics, but it's stashed in my storage shed somewhere...
129  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Millennium Falcon cat bed on: November 04, 2007 07:45:46 PM
OMFG! I love Star Wars and that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen...I have two ginormous kitties that would love that! I can't sew for crap but would make the attempt just to have one...
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