Cheap Iphone/Ipod Armband

First, here are the things you'll need. Scissors and an old tube sock. It doesn't have to be pretty, unless you want it to be. Arts and crafts are up to you.

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Step 1: Line Up the Cut

Next, cut the tube sock about two lengths down from the top. A good way to do this is to simply put your ipod or other device at the top of the sock and flip it over it's end. Or just slide it down. Whatever.

Step 2: Cut the Sock to Length

Most people say measure three times and cut once, but we just cut once.

Step 3: Turn the Sock Inside Out.

The hard part is over. Turn the sock halfway inside out. If you don't understand what we mean by half way, see the picture. The top should be poking out of what was the bottom.

Step 4: Apply to Arm, Insert Device

Now just slide it on your arm like any other $30 elastic arm band. Make sure the open end is on top to keep gravity from taking its toll. For extra protection, you can fold over the top of the sock to prevent it from bouncing out. This really shouldn't be a problem though.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Now it's time for arts and crafts or what ever you crazy kids do now-a-days. You can take out some needle and thread to make it permanent, cut some holes for access to the controls, have fun with it. You didn't pay for it.
This should work for and hand held device, so if you want to try something else, give it a shot and tell us how it worked out.

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    9 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you!
    A clever and inexpensive way to have something functional and self made, which is always more fulfilling than buying more things.


    6 years ago on Step 4

    This did the trick for me! Gracias!


    8 years ago on Step 4

    Thank you! Today I went in search of an armband for my Cricket LG and found out that it's a pro-Ipod world out there. Can't wait to see if this does the trick.


    8 years ago on Step 5

    Very very clever!!!! Well done!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Has anyone tried to make and use this one? Did the ipod survive the run ?