Sunday, April 23, 2006

Music on the go!

It's finished! And it actually worked, too. :)

If you guessed that the partially done prototype in my last post was a treble clef, you were absolutely correct and have a BIG future in Pictionary tournaments. The prototype worked, so I got out the virtual graph paper and charted out a complete pattern for a small bag suitable for carrying my iPod and headphones. Here are the results!

The first picture is the back of the bag, with the infamous treble clef.
And here is the front. I haven't decided what I want to use for closing it yet, so right now it's just shown with a yarn needle holding the flap closed. I'll probably either get a couple of snaps or some velcro - unless I find a really cute musical button or something.

My iPod is the larger size 20 GB iPod Photo. It's made slightly larger because I keep it in a sturdy case that's designed for several different sized models, some of which are thicker than mine. I have a connection to my iPod in the glove box of my car so that I can control it from the head unit of the stereo. Thus the sturdy case to protect it while I'm driving around. :)

Anyway, the bag is made from three colors of Lion Cotton. I haven't washed it yet and it may shrink a little when I do, but that's okay. I made a long 3-stitch i-cord for the strap. I'm thinking I might make a stiff liner out of cardboard for it, just so it will keep it's shape a little better, but I'm not sure yet. Final size is 5.25" tall x 4.5" wide x 1.5" deep, not including the flap.

What do you think?

Oh, here's what the back side of the treble clef looks like. I twisted the yarns together as I went along so that I didn't need to tack loose carry-alongs down afterwards. :)


Lisa said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love it!!

Isela said...

It is gorgeous!!! A nice design, can you share the chart for the musical cleft?

Kansas A. said...

Wow that's beautiful! You do nice work and very interesting too, I enjoyed reading your blog.

Debbie said...

VERY cool! Great job!!

Melissa Bailey said...

Wow, that's very cute. You're so talented. Did you contact Steve Jobs yet, maybe you can make some to sell on the shelf with the Ipods?


Katty_katwoman said...

BEAUTIFUL! I just absolutely love it! I want to make one...I'm like Isela, I would love to have the cleft design...if you don't mind sharing!