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How to Make an Ipod Carrying Case From Fabric

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With a bit of time and materials, you can make your own custom iPod carrying case... for a fraction of the price found in most electronics purveyors shops.With prices of iPod accessories so over-inflated, you could sew up ten of these for the price you'd pay at the electronics store.

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
- Iron
- 1/16th. in. ribbon
- D-ring, key ring, or similar for attachment point
 
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Step 1: Step 1

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Measure your ipod's dimensions and add half an inch. Alternatively, you could just wrap the cloth around the iPod and mark an extra inch all around. Cut the material to size.

Step 2: Step 2

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Trace your iPod faceplate onto the paper side of some fusible webbing. Be as precise as you can. This will directly affect the look of your final product.

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

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Cut slits in the center of the traced rectangle and circle of your face plate.

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

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Peel off the paper backing from the fusible webbing.

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

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Open up your package of Iron-on Mending material.

Trace your faceplate onto the back or "wrong" side of the Iron-on mending material.