Over the summer my friend sent me a tutorial for a Nintendo DS & DSi carrycase from Christine at From an Igloo and asked if I wouldn’t mind whipping one up for her son.
Being a Lego enthusiast like my own kiddo, I used yet more of that brilliant Lego fabric I picked up from Spoonflower for C’s birthday party. The inside and the strap are solid blue cotton and I found in my button stash a nifty blue hand for decoration.
I love, love, love the perfect little zipper pocket built into the back on the case for games. It’s perfect for the games and the construction is simple, effective, and looks really spiffy.
The only thing I didn’t love was that the inside was not seamless. She mentions it in the tutorial so I was well aware ahead of time, but I would still have liked to have a seamless option.
Otherwise, I would highly recommend this tutorial! A good afternoon of work for a nice little pouch.
Posted in Pattern, Review
Tagged carry, case, DS, DSi, lego, Nintendo, pocket, pouch, spoonflower, turtorial, zipper
A few weeks ago my little boy asked me to make him a wallet. I (bad mommy) promptly forgot! Today he reminded me when he found his Lego Official Builder Licence (which the kids received as birthday party favors last weekend) and wanted a special place to put it. I had a little time on my hands and decided to get right down to business. I chose to use the Basic Boy’s Wallet tutorial from Noodlehead. I liked the accordion fold pockets and I thought that the style of this one was most like Daddy’s. I thought he’d appreciate that the most. I also liked the way she chose to decorate the wallet, although I didn’t use her decorations ideas. I did find several other tutorials that I liked with different features, they are listed at the end of this post.
I had some Lego Fabric from Spoonflower leftover from the gift bags for Caleb’s party that I decided to use for the lining. I used some dark denim for the outer layer and fussy-cut a minifig head for the decoration on the front of the wallet. The denim was a little stiffer than the suiting fabric recommended by Noodlehead, so it was a little bit difficult to sew, but not so difficult that I had to give up. The whole project took me about an hour and my little man is thrilled!
As promised, here a few of the other tutorials that I found. I might consider making these in the future:
RePlayGround | Shirt Cuff Wallet - Clever wallet that uses the cuff of a men’s button-down shirt. Uses the button on the cuff as a wallet closure and has an unfinished edge on the sleeve side of the cuff.
Lola Nova | Summer Wallet Tutorial - This wallet is quite basic like the one from Noodlehead. Has a button closure and uses separate pieces of fabric for the card pockets for a scrappy look.
::verypurpleperson:: | Boy’s Wallet - I love this wallet, but it had a few more features than I wanted to tackle today. Has a zipper pouch on the outside, an elastic for closure, and has a hook-and-loop closure pocket for coins.
Posted in Kids, Pattern
Tagged 2012, Caleb, card, cotton, denim, July, lego, minifig, minifigure, money, spoonflower, wallet