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Nintendo DS Lite Case - supercute quilted version with storage pockets

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Moms are people too. Some moms play video games, and really all moms appreciate it when expensive 1.25 inch game cartridges don't get lost. Personally, I like a little bit of cute with my practicality, and this case fits the bill. It has one velcro pocket for the Nintendo DS, one velcro pocket for games, and one velcro pocket for the charger. And, after all those little pockets get velcro-ed shut, the case folds in half and zips closed to ensure that no tiny pieces go missing. Yay! Plus, the case is quilted, which means more padding in case of dropping accidents. The fire flower applique is a complete bonus. It's not functional at all.
 
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Step 1: Materials & Notes

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half yard aqua fabric
scraps of red, yellow, white and green fabric or felt
half-inch double fold bias tape
20 inch separating zipper
quarter yard accent fabric (mine is a polka dot)
thin quilt batting (I like cotton)
stick on velcro
thread
sewing maching
scissors
pins
iron

All seam allowances at 1/4 inch unless otherwise specified.

Step 2: Cut the fabric

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From Aqua:
cut two 9 x 17 rectangles
cut one 6 x 6.5 rectangle
cut one 6 x 3.5 rectangle

From Accent Fabric:
cut two 5.5 x 4 rectangles
cut one 10 x 5 rectangle

Step 3: Quilt the fabric

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Lay one of the 9 x 17 rectangles over the batting and smooth flat. Pin the two layers to each other here and there.

If you can adjust the foot pressure on your sewing machine to make it lighter, do so now.

Quilt straight lines, spaced 1 inch, across your fabric at a 45 degree angle from the edges. If your machine has a quilting bar, do this by quilting one good line, then following that line using the quilting bar. Otherwise, mark each line using a ruler. After covering the whole piece of fabric in diagonal lines, make perpendicular diagonal lines going the other way. This will make 1-inch squares.

Cut both 9 x 17 rectangles--the quilted one and the un-quilted one--into a 12.5 x 9 piece and a 4.5 x 9 piece.
I like the case its quite nice and I like the flower power-up... sky blue is my favorite color too it makes me happy to look at it
dsman1952764 years ago
For some reason, I really like this :-D If I didn't already own a retail one, I would definitely try to get my mom to make me one.
ShadowJesus4 years ago
this is awesome:D
mary.parry5 years ago
I take my DS with me everywhere and this is cute and practical. Thanks!
Lettucehead5 years ago
Hey! I knitted a ds case and was going to put it on instructables! If you like this you'll love mine.
Feltyfriend5 years ago
I get mine from feltandcraft.com and they have a million diffrent colors
Doctor What5 years ago
Very nice! I love the flower on the front.
Feltyfriend5 years ago
Ohhh I could make this out of felt! I have a huge stash of wool blend felt.
tumblingblocks (author)  Feltyfriend5 years ago
This would be so good with felt--you wouldn't have to double layer the pockets!
Fruppi5 years ago
Your case is super-adorable! I may have to quilt a back-up case for mine now :D
Very cool. And great pictures too!