Back in 2004 I was looking around for cool iPod covers, and found the selections grim at best. The choices seemed to be clear silicone, or black silicone. Boring! In my naivete I thought I had a millionaire opportunity here to fill a niche, and got to work. Of course it only took a few months to realize that despite my recent graduate delusions of grandeur, I had no idea how to start a business, no connections in China for manufacturing (or money to invest for that matter), and hardly the ability to keep up with Apple releasing new iPods every couple months. So rather than try to sell my handmade projects for $100 a pop, I threw in the towel and wrote it off to a learning experience. Silly me...
As for a little more detail about how they are made, I had pieces laser cut from thin plastic to serve as support for the openings. I would sew interfacing face up to the front of the face fabric along the lines of each opening. Then I would cut out the fabric within each opening, clip it, and flip the interfacing around to the inside. At this point I inset the laser cut pieces, and ironed down the free interfacing edges along the inside. I was happy with how they turned out, but it was a time consuming process.
Without further ado, here are the first, and last "samples" of that endeavor.
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