OK here's my tutorial for an iPod case that you wear on your arm - I sewed one up a couple years ago since I was in the store with my cheapo brother and was looking at arm band cases and my brother told me - just make one. So I did.
Here's the first one I made - I sewed it up super fast and used fold-over elastic...
The fold over elastic is too loose (not a tight enough elastic) and I was constantly pulling it back up my arm.
I decided a couple weeks ago to make a new one and figured I'd make a tutorial for all of you too.
* The measurements provided are for an iPod touch but you can alter them for any other type of iPod or MP3 player....
iPod Arm Band Case
One piece of material that is 4.5" x 11" (for lining)
Scraps (or strips of fabric) that are at least 4.5" long
Batting - one piece that is 4.5" x 11"
Elastic - I used boxer elastic since it's a bit softer than the standard white elastic - just search on Ebay and you can find some.
Sew scraps/strips together until you have a piece that measures approx. 4.5" x 11".
Trim to 4.5" x 11".
Different color scheme:
To quilt your case, take your patchwork front and place it on top of your batting piece. (You can also choose to not quilt your front piece and leave it plain)
You can quilt it anyway you like - I just did 1/4" lines across the whole thing using my walking foot.
Now take your quilted piece and your lining and line them up right sides together.
If you want to add a closure to your case, get a piece of elastic (I used a ponytail holder) and pin it at the top of your case.
Pin along all edges, leaving a 2" opening in one side for turning.
Sew along all edges with a 1/4" seam allowance, remembering to leave 2" opening for turning.
(ignore the fact that I sewed over my pins!)
Trim edges to reduce bulk and trim corners, being careful not to cut into your stitches.
Trim away batting at opening - makes it easier to sew the seam shut.
Turn right sides out and iron. Push opening edges inside and iron so seam is flush - pin opening closed.
Fold case so that lining is right sides together, making sure to line up sides and top edges.
For your elastic measurement you will need to measure your arm's circumference. Take this measurement and divide it in half and then add 2.5".
* Example - your arm measures 15". Take 15 and divide by 2 = 7.5. Add 2.5" and your elastic measurement will be 10".
You can either use two skinnier pieces of elastic or one wider piece.
Cut your elastic piece(s).
Take your elastic piece and place one edge inside your folded case along one of the sides.
(I just eyeballed it and placed it in the center of my case - you can place it higher or lower to your liking).
Pin. Repeat on opposite side, looping elastic around the back of the case.
Pin extra elastic against back so it doesn't get caught as you sew up the sides.
Sew up both sides - I went over each side a couple times just to give it extra stability (I also stitched over the elastic section a few times more - just back and forth a couple times).
If you added an elastic closure, you can sew a button on to the front for your closure.
And you are done!
Slip that case on your arm and go for a walk/run.....or do what I do - sit down and start sewing!