As I've mentioned before, I teach English to three little girls. Last year, I only taught the two older girls and for Christmas I made them little matching purses. The younger girl (a little sister to one of the older ones) is just 6 years old and the older girls are 9. I wanted to make each of them the same thing for Christmas, but not a purse. I racked my brain - what do both 6 and 9 year olds need?!?) and then I came up with a DS case. I, also, have a DS so it would be easy to mock one up and make sure it works before doing the girls'.
I looked online and quite liked this tutorial.* I made a few changes from the start. I figured the girls' might beat up their DSes a bit, so I wanted the case to have more padding. After cutting out my pattern, I also cut out some batting and quilted it to the lining fabric.
Then the game dividers had been sewn; I tested it out and it worked! Wahoo!!
Next you baste all of the pockets to the lining. Then it was a pretty simple, right-sides facing, insert a hair tie and sew together deal.
Because I adore top-stitching, I went around the whole outside one last time.
The final step is to sew on a few buttons and then you would be done. I haven't actually done that step yet, because I was busy with other things (or just lazy about finishing it - either way).
Aside from the batting and top-stitching, I followed the tutorial closely and while I liked the case, I didn't love it - hence the lack of buttons. I knew some changes had to be worked out before I made the cases for the girls.* But, I'll post about that later in the week!
*As I was linking back to the tutorial, I noticed that it has been updated since I used it to make mine (just before Christmas). I haven't looked very closely yet, but I see that one of the changes I made was also made in her new version. But again, more on all of that later.