Tuesday, December 22, 2009

prototyping and doing


so, i got my hands on some designer 3mm felt. i have some new ideas for ipod/iphone cases, but i wanted to test the stuff out first. so, this morning i threw together this ipod case. the craftsmanship is rather poor, but i learned some lessons. hopefully the next ones will turn out better.

new features:
- the designer felt gives it a lot more impact protection
- the applique is glued on because i'm lazy (also: the applique is regular thickness felt, only the blue felt is the 3mm stuff)
- i lined it with some cotton fabric (from an old pillow case)
- there is a velcro strap. i'll probably do the next one with elastic and a button
(thanks to liz for the feedback on the iphone cases i made for her and her boyfriend cameron)

by the way, in case you were wondering, it's the colorado state flag.


2 comments:

turquoisepeanut said...

These look really great Geoff. The new style of cases look sturdy and very professional. I like the velcro closure - are you finding that the felt gums up the velcro though?
Liz

geoff said...

glad you like them liz. the velcro seems to be holding up so far. i made sure the soft side of the velcro was the long piece so the other side doesn't tear up the case. i may try another with elastic, but i didn't have any so i went with the velcro. as you can see, most of my design choices revolve around laziness.