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I decided to make a pouch for my newly bought wireless mouse, for travel purpose.

It's easy to make one!

Prepare:

  • 3~4 pieces (A4 size)of Wool-fiber papers (for the skin & also prototypes)
  • 1 piece (A4 size) of Rubber-form papers (cushions)

*My design may not fit to your kind of mouse, by shapes & sizes.

Step 1: Step 1: Design & Prototyping

Designing:

  • Draw out the design you desired. (but be realistic on the sizing)
  • Measure & write down the lengths before the cutting.
  • The top piece should be a bit more wider than the bottom piece (usually 0.5 inch wider). In that way the top piece will have a 'curve' for easier mouse entry.

Prototyping:

  • Then, start cutting out the pieces & find the best ones for pouch sample.

*Always make them a little loose on the pouch sample. (Cos you'll have to add cushions into it later)

Step 2: Step 2: Cutting Out the Shapes

Once you have all the good sample pieces, it's time to start the REAL cuttings.

  • Start cutting all the shapes nicely, according to the sizes of your sample pieces.

*Again, the shapes & sizes will differ from your own versions.

Step 3: Step 3: Gluing

  • Glue the main cushion on the bottom piece.
  • The small cushion piece (half moon shape) is glued on the bottom side (inning) of the top piece, (which mouse buttons locates when you put in the mouse "head-in-first".) I left 0.5 inch of space only for edge sewing.

Also, keep a good sample around you while making the finalized "builds", so you'll easy see how to apply the parts from the get go.

*In final version, I trimmed out the upper side of the bottom cushion piece for easier folding.

Step 4: Step 4: Sewing the Middle

  • Following the design, place the 'holder' piece on the top piece (measuring 1 inch apart from the top)
  • Sew the piece in place like the pic above, sew them a bit further away so that the extending bar from bottom piece can easily go through.
  • Also, on the middle, cut a horizontal line, make sure it's wide enough for the extending bar.

Step 5: Step 5: Sewing the Grooves (optional)

Creating the shallow "grooves" not only is decorative, it also makes the pocket less "flat", thus more easier to slide the mouse in.

  • Use a clip holder (like the pic above) to hold the 2 grooves in place.
  • Use small sized needle with thin thread and bind each groove together.

Step 6: Step 6: Sew Around the Edge

The last step, is to sew the top & bottom pieces together.

  • Trace the rounded edge lightly. The trace is the sewing line.
  • When tracing, leave some space, that will make easier to hold & also provide some side protection.
  • Important: Before sewing, make sure your wireless mouse is able to fits nicely inside the area.
  • Finally, use a medium size thread and sew the edges from one side to another, like a "U" shape.

(I forgot to take a photo of this step, sorry.)

Step 7: DONE!

You got yourself a nice looking, functional and portable mouse pouch!

Although this might not be protective enough against dropping to the hard floor or knocking on hard surfaces, but it gives a good handling during take-outs, and gives the mouse a good scratch protection.

Thanks for reading! Make yourselves one!

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