Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday Tips, Tricks and Timesavers..

Make this adorable IPOD case! The super easy tutorial can be found here. The tutorial was altered to fit an IPOD Classic and I used oval elastic in place of the ribbon. Here are the measurements I used for my type of IPOD with a hard plastic case: cut your pieces to measure 4"x14" and use 1/4" seams. When I sewed the "pocket" (the 2 side seams that will hold the elastic/ribbon down) I used an 1/8" seam allowance. Follow the tutorial but sew the buttonhole where your headphone cord is inserted.
The next 2 projects are do-it-yourself custom skins for your IPOD.
I downloaded a free template for my Classic from here. You can only use these if you have a hard plastic case for your IPOD. The other alternative is to print these on sticker paper and I'm not convinced they'll come off without leaving a residue! I got the clear hard case at the PX made specifically for my model (brand: Belkin).
This 1st "skin" was made from scrap booking paper using the template as a guide (no need for photo shop with this method). After printing out template, just trace and cut.
The 2ND "skin" was done in photo shop CS3. I opened the template, inserted my pictures, printed then cut. This was done regular printer paper. Anything thicker won't fit in your plastic case. This is the front:

And here's the back!

Here are other online tutorials for IPOD "cozy's".

Happy sewing/paper crafting!!


corinnea said...

now I wish I'd gotten the classic JUST so I could do this!!!!

pearlswirl said...

I think I'm going to try it!

Kelly's Korner said...

SOOO cute! I love it!