Friday, February 3, 2012

Project #3: USB Flash Drive Case

I was at Officeworks the other day buying some school supplies for my kids when I saw one of these.

In case you didn't know, this is a USB flash drive case.  It is made of neoprene, has two pockets (one on each side) and a metal ring for attaching to keys, lanyards, etc.  It also comes in different colours.

I thought it was really a cool little thing because our USB flash drives get misplaced so easily.   I held one in my hand for a while and was very tempted to purchase it as it was only a little over $3, but then I realized that I can just make one myself.

When I got home, I did a search on Google to find out the dimensions of the case.  It turned out, there is another type in the same brand.

Called a USB flash drive shuttle, this one has flip pockets that close with velcro.  Also has a metal push clip.  

Opens up to reveal 2 transparent pockets to hold the USB drives
I found this a better design because it provides a safer way of carrying around the USB drives.  No danger of them accidentally slipping out as in the other case.

Anyway, as you may have predicted, just a day later, I now have this....

Closed case: 4" by 2".  I think I am on a bias binding sewing spree these days!
 This photo doesn't do my case justice because it's really much cuter in person...

Open case: safely keeps two USB flash drives
Pretty neat for such a small thing, don't you agree?  Want to make one too?  JUST LET ME KNOW!



PS.  Here's another cool little thing you might want to make.

11 comments:

  1. Yes please! I love it! I am a sucker for flash drives. Unfortunately, the reason I have so many of them is because I misplace them not because I have so much information to save. I would love a sweet little case to hold them close.

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  2. I would love to make one of these cases!

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  3. Love it! You are so very creative!

    kuddles

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  4. I'm always so forgetful that I have lost tons of thumbdrives...:/ This is simply awesome! Could you teach me how to make one! I would love it if you could! Thanks:D

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  5. Just found your blog and yes, I would love to make a jump drive case! Also, I am going to make a Kitchen Aid cover. The tutorial was just fine.

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  6. Miss Corrine,

    Saan po kayo bumibili ng tela dito sa Melbourne? Thanks

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    1. Hi Andrea,

      Kadalasan sa Spotlight, sa DFO.

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  7. That is so cute! What a great idea!

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  8. I'd like to make one of these, so handy and cute!

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