Which is to say, I more or less succeeded with my iPod case. I don’t see any design awards in my future on this one but I did manage to get one made.
I got most of what I wanted: that I be able to access the display and wheel, that I be able to attach it to a purse or a belt loop, that I be able to wrap the earbud cord around it and have it stay in place.
Here’s the photo from the back that shows the cord wrapped. I think adding a cute little button to the flap might be in order. I usually avoid Velcro (cause it’s so darn noisy) but I wanted the strength for this so it’s Velcro holding it closed.
As per usual, I figured out a number of things in process – like it would make more sense to satin stitch the top edges separately and then join front and back with the side satin stitching. I did the side and bottom stitching first and made my life more difficult than absolutely necessary.
If anyone is wondering why I satin stitched front and back together, it’s because in order to get the stiffness I needed, I used Fast2Fuse as the interfacing. No way that puppy was going to agree to turn inside out. (I know because I asked ever so politely and was rather emphatically refused).
Anyway. Whew. Honestly, I’m not sure whether I’m pleased I got it done or want to whack myself alongside the head for just not going out and buying one! Though, really, most of the hassle was simply all the avenues I tried that didn’t work. With all due modesty, I can say I know how to go about it now.
The sewing for this version is actually pretty easy. I’m not sure anyone else is nutty enough to want to make one of these but if you do, just leave a comment and I’ll write up a tutorial.
The only thing I wanted here that I didn’t get is a pocket to tuck the ear buds into to give them a little protection when not in use. The only thing I don’t much like is that the section just above the display window is a little loose. Not awful but more than I would like.
Meanwhile, any ideas for a little product improvement before I can’t help myself and make another one? Because, you know, I might need one or two more to color co-ordinate with my book bags – though I worry the fact I even consider that is enough to indicate I really need to get a life.
Meanwhile, AJ, whatcha think?