So, our Abi loves music and got a wee iPod as her Christmas box. For ages I’ve been saying we should make a cover for it together but when it came down to it, she didn’t really want to do it, so I didn’t force the issue and decided to make it for her as a gift.
She really loves it and more importantly the cover keeps it from getting damaged as she carries it about.
Here’s what I did:
// Choose 2 different fabrics, one main fabric and one for the lining ( 2 inches by 10 inches) / Wadding (I split this piece into 3 layers and used 2 of them) / Bondaweb / Embroidery thread / Sew on velcro
// Cut the main fabric and lining into 2 pieces. Front piece – 4 inches long and back/fold over piece 6 inches long.
You can make a plain case but I wanted to add a little detail so decided on a little bunny popping up from the bottom to give it a bit of cute value!
// Iron the bondaweb onto your scrap fabric and cut out the rabbit or whatever design you have decided on!
// I used the free embroidery technique that I have used here and here before, for the outline of the rabbit.
// Hand stitch on details using the embroidery thread.
// You will need the 3 pieces above for the front piece.
// Place the lining on top of the rabbit (which is facing up) and sew.
// Sew on one piece of your velcro…unlike me, make sure it is central (this is going to annoy me forever – I should have unpicked and redone!!)
// Fold the lining back underneath the rabbit and press. Be careful not to iron the velcro.
// Topstitch across the complete front piece.
// Sew on the other piece of velcro on the back lining fabric ( top central!)
// Lay the pieces in this order: backing wadding, lining (velcro face up) and front rabbit piece. Sew together along the 3 edges of the front piece.
// Lay the patterned fabric face down on top of the others.
// Sew right around, leaving a gap to turn the whole piece inside out.
// Turn right way round and press.
// Slip stitch the opening closed.
// Press again.