On the case

Will asked for a case for his switch last year at Christmas.  Oops I finally delivered for Will’s birthday this year.  Will was worried about the joysticks and buttons getting mashed in a homemade case so that was my main concern.  After much deliberation and a couple quick prototypes I decided to use some leftover foam from one of the board games we had, and cut indentations into it.  Originally I intended to glue the foam to the outside of the case, but foam is tricky to glue and most of the glue that is okay to use is pretty toxic.  For pregnancy’s safe I didn’t glue it yet, but it seems to be working out well so far.. so I may never glue it.

Fabric Nintendo Switch Case

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of foam – 10″x4.5″x.75″
  • 1/3 yard of cotton material
  • 1/3 yard of heavyweight material – I used upholstery fabric
  • 2 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape
  • 6 size 16 snap fasteners
  1. Cut cotton fabric into 4 rectangles 3″x4.5″and one rectangle 10″x17″.  Repeat for heavyweight material.
  2. Pin cotton fabric to heavyweight material for each of the 5 rectangles, right sides facing out.
  3. Finish the large rectangle with bias tape, completely surrounding the perimeter.
  4. Finish the small rectangles with bias tape, leaving one long end of the rectangle open.
  5. Pin small rectangles onto each side of large rectangle, 5.5″ from the top, and 11.5″ from the top. The flap should protrude 1.75″.
  6. Stitch flaps onto bag.
  7. Cut foam pieces to accommodate joysticks and triggers.
  8. Place switch inside foam then place foam sandwiched switch on bottom-most part of case and fold upwards so top flap overlaps bottom by 2/3.
  9. Place two female snaps on one of the side flaps, .5 inches from the edge of each end of the flap.  Place the male snaps on the other flap and make sure to position the male end of the snaps so they align with the female snaps above.  Repeat for other side of case.
  10. Place final two sets of snaps on the bottom portion of the case flap.
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