My youngest was delighted to receive a pink MP3 player for Christmas and as she’s always liked the pouch I made for my phone (adapted with the addition of some Japanese kimono fabric from a free kit that came with an early copy of the magazine Mollie Makes)
I promised her I would make her an MP3 player pouch. She enjoyed choosing some purple twill cotton and then when we were discussing decoration, I remembered I had some star shapes that had been stamped out of fabric so she picked three of those. We made a paper pattern by drawing round the MP3 player, she helped me cut it out, and I started stitching.
I turned a double hem over at the top as the fabric was quite prone to fraying and then blanket stitched the stars across the width of the fabric with a single strand of stranded cotton.
Then I turned right sides together and back stitched along the bottom and side with very small stitches. With something as small as this it just wasn’t worth getting the sewing machine out. I blanket stitched the raw edges as well, to minimise fraying, and turned it back the right side out.
It is thankfully, the perfect size. Slightly tight so that the MP3 player doesn’t fall out, but not so tight that she struggles to get it in and out. She is so pleased with it and I’m quite proud of it too!