Ipod Arm Band

Lately I’ve been listening to audio books while I sew during naptime. I put them on my iphone, and it’s not exactly convenient to have it sitting next to me when I’m up and down and back and forth between the cutting table and the sewing machine. So I was sticking the phone in my bra, but that’s not ideal either. For one thing my boob would randomly turn the volume up on me.
So I decided it was high time for a little project – and I couldn’t resist the pink elastic at Joann (they actually carry sever colors now).
You’ll need 4 4″by 5 1/2″ scraps of fabric and two pieces of elastic that measure your arm circumference – 3 1/2 inches. This of course was for an old iphone (mine is a 3 – not even a 3G!) – if you have an iphone 5 the measurements will be a little different. (hint: I have an iphone 5 project coming up later).

Pin the elastic to one of your outside squares. I folded it in the middle and pinned down to keep it out of the way.

Pin your other outside square on top, right sides together.

Sew around three edges with 1/4″ seams.

Turn right side out and unpin the elastic.

Repeat with the other two squares for the lining. Fold the top edge down 1/4″ to the wrong side and press.

Insert the lining into the outer bag.

Fold the edges of the outer bag in 1/4″, so they match the lining edges. Press.

Topstitch around the top of the bag.

Insert your iphone or ipod.

Wear while sewing and enjoy consistent volume of your audiobooks.



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  1. Stacey says

    Love it! I’ve been using the “tuck it into the sports bra” trick but I have to say, I get some weird looks when it’s time to skip a song. How well does the device stay put when you move around? I’m wondering if I’ll need some extra interfacing in order to use it for jogging.

  2. says

    I made these for my grandsons’ mp3 players, and made sure they were long enough to add a piece of velcro at the top – just a piece in the middle, not all the way across, they put the player in, close the velcro and snake the earphone cord through the places it was open at either end of the velcroed top…worked well!

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