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Topic: Nintend DS Cases/Purses (lots of pictures!) Now with tutorial on page 3!  (Read 87242 times)
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« on: May 11, 2009 09:45:00 AM »

I decided to make a case for a friend of my daughter's for her birthday.  We also decided to get my daughter a Nintendo DS for her birthday, so I made two cases. I figured out the pattern myself, but I can't say I designed it since I've seen similar cases.  I'm quite happy with the results except there really isn't a good spot for the power cord, it's quite bulky (the cord that is) and I didn't want to make the purse any bigger, so I just made a cord wrap in a coordinating fabric, but it won't actually fit in the case nicely, although it could be jammed in the back pocket.  I used fun foam (compressed foam) for padding to keep it safe.  I also used the fabric, some tiger tail cord and some crimping beads to make a wrist strap.  It has a pocket for the DS, a pocket for the extra stylus, and 12 game pockets.  There is an extra pocket behind the games and one on the outside of the purse.  The straps are long so that the purse will hang at the hip.

Thanks for looking

Blue one for friend (I also made her a wallet and a buttercup purse), pink one for my daughter

Interior of the pink case (yeah I got her 4 games already - they were on sale at Walmart)

Interior again, with DS sticking out (my sil has a vinyl cutting machine, so I got her to cut me some decals to put on the DS to distinguish it from her friend's (since they are both pink))

Close up of game pockets:

Back of pink one, there is a pocket there.

Pink Cord wrap:

Blue case front:

Blue wrist strap and cord wrap:

Interior of blue case:

Tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304534.msg3517609#msg3517609
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010 03:29:54 PM by jungrrl - Reason: added link to tutorial » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009 10:05:54 AM »

They turned out great!
I want to make one for MY ds now! =)

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009 10:36:19 AM »

Those are pretty sweet!  I love all the storage for the cartridges and the stylus! 
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009 11:52:56 AM »

Those are really well made, and look very handy! I especially like all of the pockets for games. It's easy to lose the cartridges because they are so small, but with that case I'm sure your daughter and her friend will have no trouble keeping track of them.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009 01:26:24 PM »

I like this BETTER than the cases I have seen.  Especially the pockets for all the games.  Nice work!

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009 04:05:17 PM »

Those are really cute!  I especially like how you labelled what all the different pockets, wraps, straps, etc. were for - totally cool and user-friendly.  Makes me want to buy a DS just to make one of these!!   Cheesy

« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009 09:16:29 PM »

That's AWESOME! My kid needs one for hers.

« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009 09:33:59 PM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009 04:07:04 PM »

Your DS cases are fabulous.  Much better than the ones I have seen in the stores.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009 12:28:14 PM »

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.  I just found out I'll be making another one of these, my great-niece just recently got a DS for Easter and I know once she sees my daughter's case, she's going to want one too.


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