I made this little iPod case for a 6 year old friend. She came into my workroom and chose the fabric herself. It’s safe to say she loves this simple little gift and, if you are making for a person that doesn’t have an iPod, it’s really easy to make sunglasses pouches in the same way. It takes about 20 minutes to make one of these pouches (once you have the dimesions!) so it’s great for a last minute present.
For an iPod Nano case you will need:
- Outer fabric (13cm x 15cm)
- Lining fabric (13cm x 15cm)
- Thin wadding / Interlining (13cm x 15cm)
- Ribbon, cord or tape
- Decorative items if desired (beads in this case)
First, cut the fabric and interlining to the desired measurments.
Then place the fabrics right sides together with the lining underneath.
Put the beads and clip (if it’s not one that can’t be attached afterwards) on to the ribbon and make a loop. Then place the loop on one side, 3cm down from one of the longer egdes (the longer edges are the top and bottom of the case, the shorter edges will be the sides). Put the loop between the innner and outer fabrics but with the loop, beads and clip inside. Pin in place.
Sew around three of the edges leaving the bottom longer edge open. Trim edges and loose threads and clip the corners close to the stitches but not going through.
Turn it right way out using a chopstick to gently push the corners out.
Fold in half with the outer fabrics facing each other.
Then, starting 1.5cm from the top (and then doing a few strengthening backwards and forwards stitches) sew down to the base and along the base making sure to catch all the layers. Add a few strengthening stitches at the end too.
Tidy the bottom edge by snipping away any excess fabric and snip the corners. Turn right side out using a chopstick to turn through the corners. Fold the top down to reveal the lining and attach your clip if you didn’t already. I also made a little pouch for her headphones.
You can add ribbon ties or velcro to secure theses cases very easily, but if you make the case the right size it doesn’t really need it.
A few years ago I made loads of kids sunglasses cases this way for all of my son’s friends birthdays. They are still going strong.