Introduction: Another Insulin Pump Case

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I promise not all my posts will be pump cases – it can just be extremely annoying when you have to have a beeper sized device on your person at ALL times, day and night. As a result, when I’m trying to come up with a project for this blog a better, more efficient pump case is always running through my head. I’m pleased with how this case turned out and I hope you like it as well!

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Step 1: Ingredients

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  • Scrap fabric – Exterior and Lining
  • Bias Tape
  • Hook and Loop (Velcro)
  • OPTIONAL – Embellishments (pictured is the lace and button)

Step 2: Cut the Pieces

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  • Main Panel 4″ x 6.5″: Exterior Fabric and Lining
  • Sides 1.25″ x 1.25″: Exterior Fabric
  • Pocket 1.5″ (NOTE: not 2″) x 4″: Exterior Fabric
  • Belt Loops 2″x 1″: Exterior Fabric

Step 3: Prepare Pocket, Sides, and Belt Loops

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  • Stitch bias tape along the top of the pocket fabric to finish it (or hem)
  • Stitch bias tape along two sides of each side
  • Stitch bias tape along 3 sides of each belt loop

Step 4: Attach Hook and Loop (Velcro) Pieces

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  • Attach the hook and loops to the belt loops. I didn’t do anything super sophisticated here, as you can probably see. I just attached them near the bottom.
  • Not Pictured (because I missed this step) Attach a hook and loop piece to the center bottom (side OPPOSITE of the bias tape) – addressed this missed step by simply gluing the piece at the end, however I would’ve been much happier if I had just sewed it when I should have.

Step 5: Attach Belt Loops to Main Piece

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  • Measure 2.25" from flap edge and pin in place
  • Zig-Zag stitch across the unfinished edge of the belt loops, attaching it to the main piece

Step 6: Embellish (Optional)

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  • As always, I enjoy adding a little personalization to my projects.I stitched the lace along the top to tack it into place, and then hand stitched the button – go wild.
  • Nerd it up if you like (see The Harry Potter – Slythern House snitch draft version below)

Step 7: Attach Belt Loops Hook and Loop (Velcro) Pieces

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Attach the hook and loops (Velcro) pieces so that they match up with the belt loop hook and loops pieces

Step 8: Attach Pocket

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Stitch the pocket into place: align the unfinished long edge with the bottom of the flap and stitch along the short edges and bottom, forming the pocket.

Step 9: Attach Bias Tape to Outer Edges of Main Pieces

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As with many things, I can't claim to be an expert here, I more or less just wung it (winged it?). I SHOULD have started on the bottom as opposed to the flap, but it still turned out ok more or less.

Step 10: Attach Sides

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  • Stitch sides to main piece, aligning along the bottom with the bias tape edge up
  • Mark 3.5" from the bottom with pins (on both sides)
  • Fold main piece so that the top of the unattached side aligns with the pins from the previous step, stitch in place

Step 11: You're Good to Go!

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The belt loops are not deep, but they are decently sturdy. You can attach them to a narrow belt, or you can sew an elastic band into a loop - which I've found great for sleeping/working out. You can attach it to bra straps, tank top straps, or you can simply sew a small strap to your favorite clothing items.

Step 12: Enjoy!

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