Goldfish cracker crumbs... matchbox cars... sippy cups... spare batteries...wallet, camera, phone. These are just a few of the things I have rolling around in my purse. I don't know how any woman with young children manages an organized purse. I am constantly throwing random things inside "just in case." My son seems to know exactly how precious the contents of my purse are and adds a few treasures of his own. Which brings me to my problem:
Problem: My beloved i-pod was becoming absolutely thrashed while rolling around in my purse. I should have taken a picture of what it looked like a week ago. But it was truly embarrassing. I saw the look on my husband's face when he saw it, and knew I needed to prove I was worthy of my favorite musical accessory!
I mainly listen to my i-pod in the car, but leaving my i-pod out in the cold car has caused me some technical difficulties. So I am trying to do better with leaving my i-pod in my purse. Between my son's eager hands and the messy condition of my purse, I needed to protect the i-pod somehow!!!
I call it my little ruffled i-pod snuggie. I never in my life thought I would use a snuggie, but my i-pod deserves one. I would have posted a tutorial, but I know it would be laugh-worthy. It took me a bit to figure out how to do the cover with the ruffle. I am still a beginner sewer! By the way, you really should not use adhesive velcro (I have tons from teaching!) when sewing. The sew-on velcro is definitely better. (I ended up sewing mine on by hand, but forcing my needle through the sticky layer of adhesive was a pain!!)
Everything is prettier with a ruffle don't you think? And the velcro on the cover keeps my son out of it. In fact he hasn't even attempted to figure out what is inside. Score!
I used coordinating fabrics because I even wanted the inside to be pretty. Plus some added thickness was desirable. It is the perfect size to fit my i-pod inside. In fact, I can even squeeze in my phone to protect it, too! So now I can just throw it inside my purse and run about my day.
My only problem is that the snuggie doesn't match the purse... hmm. Perhaps a new purse is in order? I think I can solve that problem!