Friday, April 9, 2010

DS Storage Case

You will need:

Chipboard suitcase
1 yard of heavy felt
colored copies of game covers
Mod Podge
Paint brush
hot glue gun
sewing machine

Start with a chipboard suitcase.

I got mine at Joanne's. It was $10 but I used my 50% of coupon to buy it. Paint the inside and outside. I used black.

I scanned in Big G's favorite game covers and then printed them out on my home printer. You could also color copy them.

These work best printed on regular printer paper not card stock. For some depth I used the front, the back and even a bit of the spin of the game.

Cut around the copies and lay out on the top of the suit case until you like the layout.

Coat the suit case, not the copy with mod podge. Work in little sections, so it doesn't dry out. Lay the selected copy in place. I use an old credit card to press out all the bubbles. Once all the copies are in place, coat the entire top with a thin coat of mod podge to seal.

The logo on top is just the spin of one of the game copies, enlarged.

Trace the shape of the suitcase onto the felt. Cut a little inside the line to make sure it fits inside the suitcase.

I made pockets to fit the games and styluses for the top or lid of the case. I also added a slightly larger pocket to hold game manuals.

I measured with a game and a styluses, marking with a pin. By placing my finger between each pin, it leaves a little gape to ensure the game/stylus will fit.

When sewing the pockets, I always sewed between the pockets first and then the length.

For the bottom part of the suit case, I added Velcro straps to hold the DS. Originally I had a pocket, but it was hard to angle the DS into the pocket, because of how deep the suit case is.

Two more pockets complete the bottom. Big G can use these to store chargers, screen protectors, etc.

Once all the pockets were stitched in place I used hot glue to attach the felt lining to the chipboard suit case.

Pretty easy! Now I just have two more to make....


Mod Podge Amy said...

Wow, this turned out so great!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

What a cool project. Looks great!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

This case is really cool! My son would love this!

Jessica said...

I thought this was such a great idea!