Protection for the Leapster

Ben got a Leapster for Christmas….and it needed some protection.  I made this little box bottom zip pouch for it to fit in, with a big pocket on the outside for games and a nice thick handle he can carry it around in. 

Anna has a good tutorial here, I just changed up the sizing a bit and added a pocket and a handle.

Maybe with a little luck this pouch will add some years to the Leapster’s life.  Because (almost) 4 years olds and semi-expensive electronics don’t mix (cringe).

29 Responses to Protection for the Leapster

  1. Heidi February 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    I love it! My son also got a leapster for Christmas.. I just might have to make something like this for him. Thanks for the idea!

  2. LovesAllThingsVintage February 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    looks great!

  3. Leslie February 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    i love this…and the fabric is so adorable.

  4. Crafty Maine Mom February 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    My son took his with him for a bath. The leapster didn't survive. It was an expensive lesson. (the grandparents eventually got him a nother one but it was treated much better than the first)

    great bag idea

  5. notes of sincerity February 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Cute and clever! :o)

  6. Tara February 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    So good! I will be adding this to my things to do list for sure!

  7. edeenut February 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Our three year old got a leapster as well for Christmas from Grandma, luckily she included the hardcover carrying zip case. I would have had to make this cute one otherwise.
    I'm sure I can think of something to store in a cute bag like this though. Boys are always carrying things around.

  8. patternpatti February 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Love the elephants, especially in black. Perfect for a boy.

  9. mommy e February 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    I have to make this… thank you!

  10. tale of many cities February 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    really CUTE!

  11. ...julia... February 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Oh this is so fun! I am totally making this for my ipod and cords with my new Prom fabric from Michael Miller!

  12. Fine Hand February 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    I love this! all of my favorite fabrics too!
    what a great idea

  13. Regina February 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Oh good idea! My son has the hard case but I haven't seen one since to buy for my daughter. I should make her a bag.

  14. shez February 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Looks great and i love the colours.
    cheers shez

  15. Live a Colorful Life February 23, 2011 at 5:12 am #

    This is so cute. No Leapsters yet, but I'm a grandmother, so…there may be one in someone's future…

  16. Jenny February 23, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    This would work great for D.S as well. Great idea!

  17. Maylee February 23, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Great idea! Love the fabric design.

  18. Robin February 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Hi there! Love it… Can you tell me the info on the aqua basket weave fabric. I had a scrap I used the other day & want more. (be sure you get 2 n's in there)
    Thanks Allison :)

  19. Sheila February 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    i LOVE this!!! My son just got a leapster for his b-day yesterday! I SOO need to make one of these!

  20. blueadt February 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Very cute, I love the fabric combination!

  21. Anna February 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    cute cute, love those elephants. and the little pocket and strap are such great additions! thanks for linking too. :)

  22. Elsa February 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    great bag!

  23. Sue February 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    It's lovely that he's still at the age where a 'homemade' cover is acceptable. My 20 year old son was less than impressed when I offered to crochet him an ipod cover LOL!
    Seriously though, that's a cool cover, love the fabric.

  24. RachellaBella February 24, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Thank you!! There are two Leapsters in this household that will be receiving one of these very shortly. (love your blog, btw!)

  25. priti February 25, 2011 at 4:17 am #

    hello…………i love your blog:)
    I have featured your scrap buster fall pillow tutorial in my blog with full credit & link to your blog:)
    Hope you will like it
    thank you:)

  26. The Domestic Warrior March 1, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Words have no ability to convey how happy I am to have found this post! It amazes me that I can wrack my brain for things to sew that will be functional for my home, and yet this has never crossed my mind. I think this might easily be one of the most useful things I make this year. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Livia March 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I love it! My lil guy has had a Leapster since his last birthday and I've been pondering how to keep it safe.

  28. Cullis Family March 23, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    Awesome idea, thanks for sharing. My Mum made one for our lil guy – you can check it out at

  29. Baroness December 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    I just sent Mom to the fabric store so I can make one of these. I'm adding a pocket for the cartridges.

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