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on: November 08, 2007 08:57:55 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by moxie_d
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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!

TUTORIAL

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
Scissors
Pencil
Painters Tape
Straight Pins
Your iPod or Mp3 Player you would like to use
Paper
Ruler
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

 
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on: February 16, 2008 09:34:53 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by pirategal
Relevance: 33.3%
i finished one for a regular ipod i gave it to my boyfriend for valentines day. he likes it.
its about the size of a small plush toy

i cut extra holes for all of the buttons


i left a hole in the bottom so he can plug it into his car
 
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on: January 19, 2008 01:31:40 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by ceep
Relevance: 33.3%
Done!

I machine stitched mine using a blanket stitch.  The dark blue is a stiff felt with glitter embedded that gives the cover some body, but would be scratchy against the ipod.  We (dear daughter and I) decided to make ours able to open up flat.  It is stitched across the bottom to make a hinge.  The cord hole is just a slit cut in the felt.

I had to line the back pocket so the ipod wouldn't scratch against the dark blue star...the layers of the back are (from the inside out) light blue star, batting, dark blue star, light blue rectangle the same size as pocket, but stitched down around all four sides, dark blue pocket.

Front


Inside


Back
 
 4 
on: July 19, 2008 10:55:33 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by hgolightly09
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I did it!!! Even if it doesn't look half as good as yours!









Thanks so much for the tutorial! Even though my sewing is atrocious, I made this one for my friend who loves stars! Next on my list, a shoe iPod cozy made the same way for another friend! Thanks again for sharing this awesome project.  Grin
 
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on: January 03, 2008 12:06:09 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by tiamatfire
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I made one too!  I only used two pieces of batting - on star shaped on the face side, and one on the back flap, because it was very very thick quilting batting.

The face side:


The working side:


Thanks for the great tute!
 
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on: January 21, 2008 09:55:21 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by DancinInTheDark
Relevance: 33.3%
Done!

I machine stitched mine using a blanket stitch.  The dark blue is a stiff felt with glitter embedded that gives the cover some body, but would be scratchy against the ipod.  We (dear daughter and I) decided to make ours able to open up flat.  It is stitched across the bottom to make a hinge.  The cord hole is just a slit cut in the felt.

I had to line the back pocket so the ipod wouldn't scratch against the dark blue star...the layers of the back are (from the inside out) light blue star, batting, dark blue star, light blue rectangle the same size as pocket, but stitched down around all four sides, dark blue pocket.

Front
[img width=500 height=447]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/IMG_1420.JPG

Inside
[img width=424 height=500]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/IMG_1418.JPG

Back
[img width=500 height=452]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/IMG_1419.JPG

That is so cute! <3 I made mine out of denim, but....it's not quite finished yet.  Embarrassed
 
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on: May 11, 2008 05:21:11 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by Oriole
Relevance: 33.3%
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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on: October 02, 2008 01:46:55 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by cutyjesss
Relevance: 33.3%


 Grin thanks for the turorial
 
 9 
on: December 02, 2009 06:59:27 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by DancinInTheDark
Relevance: 33.3%
hooray!! I made one!
I really needed one for my Creative zen.
I'm so happy with how it turned out Smiley
It's not as nice as the original but still Smiley
tadaaaa
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/v1v/Craftster/DSC03225.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/v1v/Craftster/DSC03230.jpg

the blue is actually a more darker blue-green but my camera wouldn't capture the colour Sad


I think it's perfect. I love it. Smiley
 
 10 
on: December 03, 2009 11:34:27 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by Riechan
Relevance: 33.3%
hooray!! I made one!
I really needed one for my Creative zen.
I'm so happy with how it turned out Smiley
It's not as nice as the original but still Smiley
tadaaaa
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/v1v/Craftster/DSC03225.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/v1v/Craftster/DSC03230.jpg

the blue is actually a more darker blue-green but my camera wouldn't capture the colour Sad


I think it's perfect. I love it. Smiley

thanks ^^
 
 11 
on: November 26, 2007 09:08:30 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by moxie_d
Relevance: 33.3%
Okay folks...I finally got the tutorial up! Yay Me! Sorry it took so long Embarrassed  If you have quetions about any of the steps please just ask me...I'm pretty random when I make stuff, so what makes complete sense to my may not to someone else.  And I would love to see pics of all of the others that have been made since this thread started  so PLEASE post them Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
 
 12 
on: November 26, 2007 10:04:59 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by Aneesah
Relevance: 33.3%
Wow, thanks for the tutorial! Very detailed, lovely. ^_^
 
 13 
on: November 27, 2007 03:57:19 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by magentasunshine
Relevance: 33.3%
awesome tute! i donw own an ipod, but i`ll try to fit the pattern to my nokia5200 cellphone!
 
 14 
on: November 27, 2007 08:41:10 AM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by Lydia the Strange
Relevance: 33.3%
I just had to say that I think not only is your star cozy the most creative I have seen, but your tutorial is rockin! You did an amazing job showing EXACTLY how to make this awesome item.

I hit THIS ROCKS, because it is super fantastic!
 
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on: November 27, 2007 05:21:22 PM 
Started by moxie_d, Message by whisp3rd
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I am absolutely making one of these if I get a nano for my b-day or Christmas! Thanks so much!
 
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