I'm moving at the pace of a slug this week! The holidays have definitely put me in relax mode. I'm not looking forward to next week! :)
So, did any other kids unwrap DSi's this Christmas? I actually still feel a little sick about the DSi my daughter opened this year. We aren't really a video game family and I don't really like them. We don't have a Wii or any other video game systems. Don't get me wrong, when we are visiting, I'm down for the occasional game of Mario Kart, I just don't really care to have Mario in my house full time. I have a bit of an addictive personalty (thankfully so far this has only applied to sewing marathons and other crafty endeavors), but I could see myself going a bit nuts determined to beat Bowser and my kids having to fend for themselves. I don't worry about my kids, because I probably would never hand the controller over! :)
Anyway I wasn't sold on the DSi. It is the only thing my daughter asked for but I was pretty certain she wouldn't play it. Turns out I was right. Since Christmas I've seen her turn it on twice, and once was to take pictures. She does have it with her at all times though (she likes to carry little bags and purses).
This is the case I made for her, and hopefully will be helpful to some of you. I was going to buy her a hard case, but all of the ones I saw in the store looked cheap (but weren't cheap) and had characters on them (I don't like characters).
This would work for a boy too, just leave off the strap, or leave it on.
Want to make one? Read on! :)
- Flap Piece- 5 inches X 4 inches
- Lower Back Piece- 5 inches X 4.5 inches
- Upper Back Piece- 5 inches X 2.25 inches
- Front Piece- 5 X 6.5 inches
- Lining Flap Piece- 5 inches X 4 inches
- Inside Pocket Piece #1- 5 inches X 2.5 inches
- Inside Pocket Piece #2- 5 inches X 3 inches
- Inside Lining- 5 inches X 6.5 inches
- Same as #8
- Strap- 31 inches X 2.5 inches (Optional)
You will also need a 2-3 inch piece of touch tape and a zipper at least 5 inches long (it is ok to use a longer zipper).
Use 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Now, before we start I want to tell you that this case will not be seamless inside. You can certainly make it seamless (I made two and the first one I made seamless). The reason I am not sharing a tutorial for a seamless one is that I know you won't like me very much. DSi's are small, and making the case seamless makes for some very fiddly sewing that I know many of you won't like! :) This tute still produces a very nice case, and the seams are only in the lining, not around the top. So, not visible!
Sew your front piece and lining piece right sides together along the top.
I'm happy she isn't addicted to video games and I don't have to monitor the time she spends playing it, but geesh, pretty expensive thing to just carry around!
You'll be able to find a quick link to this tutorial under the Tutorials tab at the top of the page. Momentarily.
Have a happy New Years everyone!!