The sewing level required is average to experienced, but a beginner could do this with a bit of patience and perseverance.
iPod and MP3 players vary in size and shape, but the general instructions would apply to any roughly rectangular shape.
Things you'll need:
- Fabric scrap
- Iron-on patch or mending material
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine
- 1/16th. in. ribbon
- D-ring, key ring, or similar for attachment point
Step 1: Step 1
Step 2: Step 2
Iron the fusible webbing onto the back of your material, positioning it where you want the face plate in your final product.
Step 3: Step 3
Cut radiating lines out from the center of the circle up to your traced lines. For the rectangle, cut to each corner. For the circle, cut equally spaced radiant lines.
Step 4: Step 4
Iron each cut section away from the center (where you cut the slit). Use only the tip of your iron to avoid getting your iron plate sticky.
Continue ironing the sections away from the center. Pull them slightly while ironing to enlarge the opening.
Step 5: Step 5
Trace your faceplate onto the back or "wrong" side of the Iron-on mending material.