Nintendo Switch Dock Cover




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Keep your brand new Nintendo Switch console scratch free when docking by creating a dock sock with the help of your favorite Nintendo characters!

Step 1: Get Your Hands on Some Cool Illustrated Fabrics!

You can order these Nintendo themed fabric patterns online by the yard on Amazon or eBay. Just search terms like "Pokemon fabrics" or "Legend of Zelda fabrics". Otherwise you can cut up an old t-shirt that no longer fits or make them from scratch if you're extra creative!

Step 2: Measure, Mark and Cut!

The Switch's dock that will be covered is an area of 8cm x 17cm. You'll first need to choose the perfect spot to be on the front of your cover before you mark and cut, otherwise character heads could end up getting chopped off. I chose the perfect image of Link in action with his sword and shield. Hyahhh!

You have to double the area of the dock and give yourself extra room for sewing. I gave myself about 1cm for seam allowance so ended up measuring my cut to be 20cm wide and 19cm back. Make sure the image you want on the front is located the bottom of your pattern as seen in the image above.

Step 3: Sew the Top and Bottom In

Once cut, fold and pin or iron down you the 1cm you allowed for the seams on the top and bottom then sew them down.

Step 4: Fold Inside Out and Sew the Sides

Now fold inside out and sew the sides of your dock cover together.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Once you've done your last stitch it's ready to be flipped back the right way and placed on your Nintendo Switch dock! This should reduce the likelihood of your brand new console getting scratched when docking. But that doesn't mean you can now slam dunk it!

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    2 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Thanks for providing the measurements...just turned it and it fits perfectly.


    1 year ago

    This is such a great project! Although the cover, by itself, protects the switches' screen from any dock scratches, I would sew a micro-fiber cloth to the side that faces the switches' screen to provet any rubb-off.