November 19 ~ Tech Gifts

on November 19 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 77 Comments

You know how boring (and expensive) things like camera bags and CD holders can be? No more! Now you can protect that iPod with flair, and choose fabrics to match your recipient’s music, photography and personal style.
iPod Cozy
Julie created her iPod Cozy Tutorial for several generations of iPods so you’ll find great cutting measurements and step-by-step visuals via her blog, Julieree. Julie is a graphic designer and you can see a great, sophisticated aesthetic in her project. She writes, “I am interested in pretty much all fiber and paper crafts–I particularly enjoy quilting, sewing clothes, and designing stationery.”
Camera Cozy
Lenore shows how to make your camera happy with her Camera Cozy Tutorial on the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories site (check out their fun and often slightly wacky project archives).
CD “Poket”
Irene’s CD “Poket” Tutorial via her blog, Mushroom Villagers, is a unique, easy and rewarding project sure to be welcomed for any car, tote or home.
iPod Cozy
Candace from Craft Daisies received an iPod for Christmas last year and wanted something cute to protect it on the go. She fashioned this “fabulous and functional” iPod Cozy Tutorial with felt.

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
18 ~ For Baby
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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77 Responses to November 19 ~ Tech Gifts

  1. Celeste says:

    Love that camera tote! And I think the ipod cozy might actually be a sewn gift I can give my brother-in-law! (It is so hard to think of crafty gifts that men will like!)

  2. Michele says:

    I’m definately going to be making a camera bag…how fun!

  3. Dore says:

    Oh, the camera cozy is just brilliant!!!

  4. Ashley says:

    Ilike the CD Pocket. Thanks!

  5. Emilee says:

    I love the camera cozy! My husband is getting a camera for Christmas, and I’ll have to make it.

  6. Deb says:

    Great cozies!!!

  7. Jean says:

    This is great! Now I can make an I-pod cozy for my Dad!

  8. Regina says:

    Great iPod cozy – I like the elastic idea, and might even try this for my cell phone to keep me from accidentally turning on the MP3 player feature when it is in my pocket!

    I don’t want November to ever end!!!!

  9. Letty says:

    Love the felt i-pod cosy!

  10. This is going from good to great ideas!!!
    Love the camera bag and the cd pocket!

  11. Francine says:

    Love the camera cosy! This month has been filled with such wonderful ideas 🙂

  12. These are all so practical and I am impressed with the clarity of all of the tutorials I have used so far. Thank you so much!

  13. brandee says:

    perfect ideas for those guys in my life… thanks! 🙂

  14. Nichola says:

    I LOVE the camera bag tutorial. I recently purchased a compact camera and have been meaning to make a protective bag for it. I’d seen this bag somewhere before but couldn’t remember where, thanks for posting it 🙂

  15. Tristana says:

    Great tutorial on the camera cozy! I’ll try one with the added carrier for lenses and flash. Thanks!

  16. Julia D says:

    I think I need a CD pocket fo my car! So great!

  17. Libby says:

    The fabric choices are fantastic. I love all three.

  18. Deb G says:

    Totally love these. I’m going to be making several of these projects.

  19. Lindsey says:

    I love that the ipod tutorial has directions for different generations/types. The camera cozy tutorial is fun, too, and much better looking than most heinous camera bags on the market today.

  20. Alison says:

    i am loving the new projects every day! the camera bag is really sweet 🙂

  21. Kensie says:

    Some more great tutorials…these are going to make some great Christmas gifts!!!

  22. aurora fox says:

    Wow! I just love the camera cozy tutorial!! thanks for sharing this! what a great idea….

  23. jenn says:

    These ideas are so great! I can certainly use the ipod and the cd tut! thank you so much!!

  24. Concha says:

    yay! You guys rock 🙂

  25. Ekioart says:

    I think my sis needs an ipod cover…come to think of it so does my mother….and so many others!

  26. Shelley says:

    Love the camera holder!

  27. Oiyi says:

    That camera bag is way too cool!

  28. cecile says:

    More great ideas ! Thanks for this blog, I will probably have to come back every day, even more, now !

  29. Jennifer says:

    MY hubby’s a photographer. He just might need a camera cozy for Christmas…

  30. Javede says:

    We’re finally getting a new car radio, this time with cd player so I could really need a cd pocket soon!

  31. Amy M. says:

    Ohh…now I have idea for the tech-savvy men on my christmas list!

  32. Sandy says:

    Love the CD pocket – it’s such an obvious DIY project since most mass produced ones are so ugly but it never would have occured to me that I could make my own!

  33. MissMeganMisery says:

    Ohhhh these are awesome.
    Im making my sister a CD pocket
    and i may attempt the camera cozy for my mom!

  34. Kristine says:

    Oooh, I like those CD pockets!

  35. Kabira says:

    Thanks again for the wonderful collection of tutorials – I haven’t been paying too much attention to the fabirc suggestions as I have so much of my own – but today’s really caught my eye!

  36. Michelle says:

    Finally, something I can make for those techie hard-to-buy-for people!

  37. Lib says:

    Here’s another one I’ve had bookmarked for ages, and still have yet to make. A small camera case.

  38. Violet says:

    I’ll have to take this bird ipod cozy and tweak it for for cell phone.

  39. adrienne says:

    Now all I need is an iPod… =]

  40. meg says:

    everything needs a cozy!

  41. Samantha in VA says:

    Cool!! Stuff I can definitely make for guy gifts!

  42. anne says:

    You have really started something great with your Handmade Holidays posts! I love your project choices and the way your group them by type each day.

  43. Isabelle says:

    Fantastic ideas! Thank you!

  44. The camera cozy is great! I hadn’t thought to make one. I may need a cute birdie on my iPod too!

  45. You are saving my holidays!!! I can’t wait to start on all the gifts!! What a great site! I already added your button! 🙂 Happy Holidays!

  46. Rose L says:

    I went to look at the camera cozy tutorial… but the website is so cool… totally got distracted. 🙂

  47. Great ideas! I’ve got to try the camera bag!

  48. Minty says:

    OOO! The Camera Cozy will be a perfect gift for my boyfriend’s new camera! Thanks so much!

  49. nikkapotamus says:

    Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories is such a fun site! Thanks for posting that!

  50. Andrea says:

    I love the iPod cozies. We are big iPod fans here but I have never seen a cozy I like for in my car….problem solved.

  51. Holly says:

    Love the CD Poket!

  52. Keri says:

    LOVE these ideas!!! I’d say the camera bag is my fave – but maybe it’s the cd holder? Or the ipod covers? I like them all!!!

  53. layla says:

    Now we are getting into the stuff I can really make as presents for my list. Thanks!

  54. Loopy says:

    Ok seriously, where are you getting all these great ideas???!!

  55. Debra says:

    Those are great…I really like the cd holder!!

  56. Love these!

  57. Carol says:

    I’ve got to try and make the camera cozy! I know I already need to make a carrier for my tripod – may as well make them coordinate.

  58. Angie says:

    These are all great! I’ve been wanting a camera case for myself. Thank you so much for posting these!

  59. LauraJ says:

    I love the fabric choices today. And I’m loving this whole home made for the holidays! It’s great!

  60. alison says:

    I need a camera bag. That’s perfect! I guess I’ll have to squeeze a Christmas gift for myself in my list of projects.

  61. mj says:

    The CD pocket would come in so handy! And someone on my list has requested a camera case- maybe I’ll get him the one on his list and then make a more fun one too.

  62. Heather B says:

    More great ideas – thanks!

  63. Trina says:

    I have tried the camera cozy – the first try showed me that the pattern would need revision before it fit my camera well. I have not made a second attempt, but I nevertheless love the idea and hope to have time to try again.
    I love the cd holder, and know just who is getting one from me this year!!! 🙂
    Thanks for a plethora of great ideas!

  64. Amy says:

    This is perfect! I’ve been wondering what I can sew for the guys in my life. They didn’t seem all that excited with the prospect of handmade totebags in their near future. Awesome ideas, thanks!

  65. Lauren S. says:

    i made my fiance a case for his gameboy last year!

  66. Kim says:

    I love that little iPod Cozy from craft Dasies! Thik Ill give that a try (-:


  67. So I REALLY love this tutorial a day thing. I will be sad when it’s over but it’s nice to know it’s here any time I want to check it out. Today, I love the Bird iPod Cozy, so cute!

  68. Kathleen says:

    The camera cosy is exactly what I need. It’s going to look so cute in Heather Ross fabrics!

  69. Another set of awesome tutorials!!! Love the CD pocket!

    Beth…you and I have the same taste in fabric…great choice today!

    More tutorials over on my blog as I’ve managed to collect a massive amount of bookmarks over the year…thought I’d share!

    Hope everyone is busy at their sewing machines!

    With friendship,

  70. Sarah says:

    The iPod cozies: PERFECT for my husband’s Christmas and/or birthday (Jan 4)!

  71. jane says:

    Love the CD Poket. What a great gift for those of us who are ipod-less! 🙂

  72. Yvette says:

    Oh the camera tote is just what I’ve been needing! Thanks again!

  73. Lil' d says:

    I need a camera bag! I’d love to say that I need the other stuff too, but I’m so much in the stone age that I don’t even have a cell phone, let alone an ipod…

  74. Cindi Hoppes says:

    Hello! I love this idea. It looks great and is roomy! Thanks, Cindi

  75. sally says:

    My car could so use a cute new cd holder…great idea! I bet my sis could, too… maybe?

  76. Vickie says:

    These are great! We are going to have to make some iPod cozies!!
    Thanks again!

  77. Kacy says:

    I like the addition of the elastic on the iPod cozy. I’ll have to try that out.

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