Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Itouch Case

Guess what I got from my husband? An Itouch! I guess I have taken another step into the 21 century! That meant I HAD TO make a cute case for it! This is what I ended up with and I made a tutorial so you can make one too. I made my opening on the side, instead of the top, because it will be easier to access from my purse this way.

Cut two 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inch rectangles (this will be very snug if you have a one of those protective cases on your Itouch so you might want to add 1/2 inch!) from each fabric you have chosen. Now cut a piece of felt the same size. Layer with the felt on the bottom, and the two pieces of fabric with right sides together on top. Cut a piece of 1/8 wide elastic about 2 inches long.

Pin the elastic between the two pieces of fabric, on one short side, in the shape of a loop.

Pin all the layers together.

Sew a scant 1/4 inch seam allowance all the way around the rectangle, leaving a two inch opening on the short end opposite the elastic. The fabric will want to creep so make sure you have pinned it well or use a walking foot.

Trim the corners and turn right side out.

Iron, making sure to get the corners nice and crisp. (cut the felt back a bit at the opening and turn the fabric there to match the finished edge)

Edge stitch the short end with the opening closed.

Fold the short edge without the elastic up (use your I touch as a guide) and pin. Edge stitch along both sides as shown above.

Attach a button or other embellishment for the elastic to loop over. I used GG Embroider Designs stackable flower. I frayed the edges and used felt as the backing so it would be substantial. Then, using a button. I hand stitched the two layer flower on. Now I have a pretty case for my new toy. So much better than the ones you buy at the store! Diana


  1. Stopping by from the blog hop... your pouch is so cute! I love the fabric colors.
    Stopping by from Justsewsassy.com

  2. That is so stinkin' cute! I love the fabrics you used... nice and bright! Thanks so much for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursdays!