The craft bug strikes me often, but it’s not often that I actually finish a crafty endeavor I start. In the case of practical items, however, necessity requires me to complete them so I can actually use them, so when I decided none of the Vita cases available at retail were anywhere near cute enough for my extremely discerning tastes, I had to come up with something on my own and have it ready to go in a flash.
|Game case for size comparison/aesthetic purposes only, of course|
A “flash” is a very relative term – I’d say I spent about 3 months on and off working on it, but I never really put more than a few minutes to a half hour on it at a time, and often went weeks without doing any work on it at all. The only thing that forced me to sit down and actually get it to a usable state was my US trip back in December, since I wanted to bring my Vita with me! I don’t really consider it finished, as I’d like to add a button hole for the flap someday, but right now I’m just happy that it keeps my Vita out of harm’s way.
For the craft-curious, I made the pouch out of felt and embroidery thread, and it was entirely hand-sewed. The Jigglypuff is based off the very adorable Jigglypuff design for the Pokémon Time series of goods (you can find the picture I used as reference on this lovely site).
I wouldn’t call myself an expert by any means, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out! It’s a really great feeling using something you’ve made – hopefully I’ll get off my lazy butt and do more projects like this in the future.