Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Protection for the Leapster

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Ben got a Leapster for Christmas….and it needed some protection.  I made this little box bottom zip pouch for it to fit in, with a big pocket on the outside for games and a nice thick handle he can carry it around in. 

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Anna has a good tutorial here, I just changed up the sizing a bit and added a pocket and a handle.

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Maybe with a little luck this pouch will add some years to the Leapster’s life.  Because (almost) 4 years olds and semi-expensive electronics don’t mix (cringe).

You can find those elephants here in other colors and here.

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29 comments:

Heidi said...

I love it! My son also got a leapster for Christmas.. I just might have to make something like this for him. Thanks for the idea!

LovesAllThingsVintage said...

looks great!

Leslie said...

i love this...and the fabric is so adorable.

Crafty Maine Mom said...

My son took his with him for a bath. The leapster didn't survive. It was an expensive lesson. (the grandparents eventually got him a nother one but it was treated much better than the first)

great bag idea

notes of sincerity said...

Cute and clever! :o)

Tara said...

So good! I will be adding this to my things to do list for sure!

edeenut said...

Our three year old got a leapster as well for Christmas from Grandma, luckily she included the hardcover carrying zip case. I would have had to make this cute one otherwise.
I'm sure I can think of something to store in a cute bag like this though. Boys are always carrying things around.

patternpatti said...

Love the elephants, especially in black. Perfect for a boy.

mommy e said...

I have to make this... thank you!

tale of many cities said...

really CUTE!

...julia... said...

Oh this is so fun! I am totally making this for my ipod and cords with my new Prom fabric from Michael Miller!

Fine Hand said...

I love this! all of my favorite fabrics too!
what a great idea

Regina said...

Oh good idea! My son has the hard case but I haven't seen one since to buy for my daughter. I should make her a bag.

shez said...

Looks great and i love the colours.
cheers shez

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is so cute. No Leapsters yet, but I'm a grandmother, so...there may be one in someone's future...

Jenny said...

This would work great for D.S as well. Great idea!

Maylee said...

Great idea! Love the fabric design.

Robin said...

Hi there! Love it... Can you tell me the info on the aqua basket weave fabric. I had a scrap I used the other day & want more. robinnclark@hotmail.com (be sure you get 2 n's in there)
Thanks Allison :)

Sheila said...

i LOVE this!!! My son just got a leapster for his b-day yesterday! I SOO need to make one of these!

blueadt said...

Very cute, I love the fabric combination!

Anna said...

cute cute, love those elephants. and the little pocket and strap are such great additions! thanks for linking too. :)

Elsa said...

great bag!

Sue said...

It's lovely that he's still at the age where a 'homemade' cover is acceptable. My 20 year old son was less than impressed when I offered to crochet him an ipod cover LOL!
Seriously though, that's a cool cover, love the fabric.

RachellaBella said...

Thank you!! There are two Leapsters in this household that will be receiving one of these very shortly. (love your blog, btw!)

priti said...

hello............i love your blog:)
I have featured your scrap buster fall pillow tutorial in my blog with full credit & link to your blog:)
Hope you will like it
http://armcandyforyou.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-scraptastic.html
thank you:)

The Domestic Warrior said...

Words have no ability to convey how happy I am to have found this post! It amazes me that I can wrack my brain for things to sew that will be functional for my home, and yet this has never crossed my mind. I think this might easily be one of the most useful things I make this year. Thanks for sharing!

Livia said...

I love it! My lil guy has had a Leapster since his last birthday and I've been pondering how to keep it safe.

Cullis Family said...

Awesome idea, thanks for sharing. My Mum made one for our lil guy - you can check it out at http://cullisfamily.blogspot.com/2011/03/awesome-ideas.html

Baroness said...

I just sent Mom to the fabric store so I can make one of these. I'm adding a pocket for the cartridges.

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