Thursday, May 6, 2010

iPod Cases

A few months ago I found an online tutorial for making protective cases for iPods that I really liked. I received an iPod for Christmas and I finally got around to making one of these cases for myself, but I didn't actually stop at one! They're very fun to make and there are lots of ideas bouncing around in my head for themes and embellishments and colors. I started with leather which was easier to sew on than I thought it would be - and added a simple heart applique.




But then I switched to wool - which is soft and so pretty. I'm using wools that are too thick for rug hooking, but perfect for penny rugs and these little cases.



I decided to add eyelets and a cord to some of them so it can be worn around the neck. I don't guess it would work for jogging, but I'm a walker and it will be fine for that!



Some fun polka dots.......



And here's one with a funky little bird in bright colors which is a surprise gift for DD#1.



I found out that students can bring items to sell at Cambria Rug Camp, so I might stitch up a few more to take with me. If I sell some it might help pay for the cost of the camp and that would be a good thing!



If you'd like to make your own you can find the tutorial on the blog called Just Something I Made - she has lots of good projects there and a huge following of over 3,000 people! Her version of the case includes printed picure embellishments - very different from the way mine turned out.

If you'd like to win the blue leather case with the white heart on it, please leave me a comment and I'll draw the winning name on Sunday night when I get home from a family weekend. I've never done a giveaway on my blog before, and it's way overdue! Good luck!

11 comments:

Joanne said...

Hi Gayle - these are adorable - No need to enter me as i don't have an Ipod but wanted to say how creative you are with your polkadots and birdie - love them!

Brenda said...

Those are great! Please enter me!
Thanks!
Brenda

Kim said...

Gayle, they are all fabulous. What a great idea. I'm sure you will get a huge response. Even though I would love to win one, don't add me either. My old ipod, which would have fit your case, died 2 weeks ago and I had to replace with a new model and the shape is different. (longer and narrow) Darn!

Orange Sink said...

Great job on those iPod cases! I know how much work it is even on the simple designs! I hope you can sell some at the upcoming camp! You must be getting super excited! Wish I were going along! Cathy G

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Gayle, please enter me in your ipod giveaway. Also, i hope this makes sense, here is how hubby did my yard post. he used 2mailbox post stakes on either side of the old post. he then used pieces of 4x4 posts in the stakes. I painted them white to match the post. He then drilled 2 sets of holes through all 3 posts. He used really long screws that went through all the posts and bolted the ends. We got everything at home depot. It has been really stable in the wind.. Oh ya, and a brick under the old post as a kind of foundation. I hope this helps! Good luck... OLM

Sandy said...

Gayle, I love the bird. Please enter me. I'll see you at the retreat. Sandy

Lori said...

What a great idea and they are all so adorable!! Put my name in teh hat please:)

whitey said...

these are way cute!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Very sweet, but alas, I don't have an ipod either {sigh}.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Cathe Holden said...

This post is the most wonderful, fabulous start to my creative week!!!! Thank you SO much for sharing your fantastic versions of these iPod cases. Awesome to the max! I love how you added the eyelets and cords. The felt ones are so beautiful. And how fun is sewing with leather?! You took this project to an amazing new level!!

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