Thursday, February 18, 2010
I Pod Cozy
First things first, I did not come up with this Etch a Sketch design. I found it on Etsy for $22.00, but knew that I had everything needed to make it in my stash. It is a cozy. You might know cozies as those crocheted or quilted granny-type things that cover your tea kettle. This is no granny cozy.
I made this for my husband for his I Pod Touch that he got for Valentine's Day. It was so easy to make, even for someone not that crafty. It will fit regular I Pods, and it is very easy to alter the size to fit whatever small piece of technology you own that needs to be kept dust and scratch-free.
This one is simply 4 pieces of felt cut to 5 x 3 1/2. The cut-out for the Etch a Sketch screen on the red piece is 3 1/2 x 2. Cut the gray piece to 4 x 2 1/2 and then sew in place with your sewing machine. The lines and phrase 'i-sketch' are hand sewn. The knobs are white buttons.
Once you have the front finished, then stitch the pieces together using the blanket stitch, leaving one end open of course. This took me about 2 hours to do, though without my boys around, I think it would have only taken about an hour.
You really could do any design you like, or peruse Etsy for ideas. I think I'd do some kind of cupcake design if I had an I Pod touch to keep cozy. Maybe I'll make one anyway. You know, since if you build it, it will come. Right?