As a new owner of a Wii and a sewing machine I was eager to combine the two.. And as I keep being asked to bring my Wii to parties, I figured I ought to make some sort of protective covering for it and it's incredibly fragile looking sensor bar...
So with a bit of rummaging through my old scraps of fabric and foam, I found the supplies needed:
cotton fabric (about half a yard)
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Step 1: Figuring Out How Big to Make the Foam..
I'm sorry to say I didn't measure anything.. but it's not really necessary if you have a wii to work from... and really this could be used to make a foam case for anything box shaped...
The foam should be about 3 times the length of the wii. and there should be about 2 inches on either end.
Step 2: Fold the Foam to Figure Out Where You Want to Place the Folds
Fold the foam to figure out where you want to place the folds, this is a good time to make sure all the edges are covered.
Step 3: Cover
Make a pillow case of the fabric to cover the foam. I just placed the foam on the folded in half fabric and cut about an inch around it. I then sewed (inside out) the bottom and side, leaving the top open. Trim the corners and turn right side out.
Step 4: Encasing the Foam.
Hem the rough edges of the top.
Slide the foam into the pillow case and fold over the top edges like the end of wrapping paper on a box.
Step 5: Closing the Top..
fold over the top flap and sew it down on the foam.
Step 6: Sensor Bar Section
Fold the top seam down approximately an inch and a half creating a tube of foam on the top. this is where the sensor bar will go. sew in place.
Step 7: Making the Wii Compartment
Place the wii on the bottom half of the foam and determine where you want the front to fold up to. mark where the bottom of the wii is and make seams for it's bottom two corners.
Step 8: Sides of the Wii Compartment
then sew seams along where the sides would be.. including the bottom side. the wii should fit standing up on the rectangle that is made for the bottom.
Step 9: Corners..
this step is hard to explain.
it's actually easier if you just try it.. but put the wii in the rectangle and fold the front up. then take the sides of the front bit and fold them with the bottom square like you would a box, so the corner is on the inside. sew in place.
Step 10: The Corners Continued..
this picture shows the corners. (on the inside)
Step 11: The Other Side..
Fold over the back side and sew up the side of the case. (be sure to check that the wii still fits and adjust as necessary.)
Step 12: Velcro
Add Velcro. sew around it to keep it in place. other fasteners may also be used.
It's not a great case that'll help it in a fall, it's more of a case to use to put into another bag.. like a laptop sleeve.. I have plenty of bags, I didn't need another one.. but i did need something to keep it from getting dirty and banged up. this will work nicely.
I did not include the controllers because I have a pocket in my bag for them.. this could easily be modified to include space for the controllers. (and other accessories)