Monday, May 19, 2008

iPOD Case and Headphones Bag

Over the weekend, I tried one of Amy Butler’s Spring 2008 patterns to make a new iPOD case.



The fabrics are Jason Yenter’s Bohemian Manor Coral/Green Floral and Tonal Coral Circular Leaf.

Instead of the pleated pocket for the ear buds on the outside, I put one (non-pleated) on the inside. Ear buds irritate my ears, so I use headphones instead.



Should you decide to make an iPOD case, you’ll need to know which generation iPOD you have so as to choose the correct-size pattern pieces. I looked online and found that Apple provides a guide to help with this (see Resources below).



The black drawstring bag that came with my Bose headphones seemed boring after making the iPOD case, so I used leftover fabric to make a new drawstring bag. I didn’t use a pattern for this as I knew what I wanted.



Two grommets, a leather cord, and a Dritz 2-cord stop work for the drawstring segment. Flannel interfacing keeps the bag nice and soft. There’s enough room in the bag for both the headphones and iPOD case.



Resources

  • Amy Butler’s web site
  • Amy Butler Laptop Cover and MP3 Case pattern from My Shabby Chic Cottage Etsy
  • Identifying iPOD Models article

18 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful idea. It looks so pretty too.
Alison

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh June, you must have the most beautifully organized and fabric slip-covered house in the land. You are always inspiring me to be neater and prettier will I am at it!

:-) Rosie

Storybook Woods said...

You are the queen, love the case !!!! Clarice

Kari & Kijsa said...

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blessings,
kari & kijsa

Yummers! said...

Just what I was thinking about making. Your fabric is so sweet and I love the color!! Yummy!

I need to make one that hangs around my neck as I move around the house and also stores my earphones... they're small.

Is yours a Nano cuz I have some questions about downloading. My music is paid for but never seems to make it to the ipod.

I'm on a cross stitching binge as I found this cute and cozy little stitchery store. Boyd just left for the post office with your mags. so you'll have something to look forward to this week.
Joni

meg said...

Oooo~ I love the fabric & that drawstring bag would be perfect for sock knitting projects :-)

alicia88 said...

Phantastic idea.
I'd like to get more such ideas

Cat said...

I saw this on her site the other day and I've been chomping at the bit to make it. Yours is gorgeous!!!

Hugs!!!

Rosemary said...

How cute is that!!
Rosemary

Jan said...

So very cute! I know that I will be making one of those after seeing yours. And by the way, those ear buds hurt my ears too. Ouch!

Kelli said...

Oh how pretty! I love it!
~Kelli

Centsible Mommy said...

Hi,

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my site today and leaving a comment. I enjoyed looking at your site. I do not know a whole lot about sewing, but your creations look wonderful!

Stop by soon!

Jamie
Centsible Mommy

iSew said...

Nice work June. I've seen that pattern online and have wondered what the finished cozy looks like. You did a great job and I love the matching bag for your headphones!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW! June, they are beautiful. I love your very functional items you make. Love the fabrics too.
You are so talented......Now you will look groovy while your jogging with your iPod.

African Kelli said...

I love how you take this basic project and make it something art-worthy. It is incredible! I cut all my pieces last night but didn't start sewing until I had a chance to review your review first. Thanks again!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a darling set JunieMoon--you have the best dressed ipod in the neighborhood!
Smiles, Karen

Gumbo Lily said...

Man O Man Junie, what cute gear to keep your iPod in. I love it. Such kewt fabrics too!

Jody

nicolette said...

Another of your fabulous ideas! Love your fabric choices!