Today, a quick update for a quick project. This is one of the simplest projects you can make. I hand-sewed mine, because I needed an on-the-go project, but with a machine, it's just a few quick seams. It's really easy to sew a case for any kind of simply-shaped object. In a future post, I'll show the case I made for my new netbook. Again, all you need is a rectangle with some kind of closure.
But, back to the iPod cozy. I used two layers of cotton fabric, with some leftover quilt batting in the middle for a little extra padding. The idea for the elastic band came from Julieree's great tutorial, which can be found here. You'll find hers to be a bit more detailed and cuter, but for a quick hand-sewn project, I'm pleased with how mine came out. The little pink part on the bottom was an add-on. I didn't make the original rectangle quite big enough, but I kind of like the little flap added on to the bottom. I like to imagine that it offers a little more protection from the dust and whatever else might be at the bottom of my purse, where my ipod invariably ends up.
I don't do much crocheting in the summer, but I do like to have a portable project, so I'm going to try to do more hand sewing in the future. At any rate, it certainly makes me appreciate my sewing machine a lot more.