‘Cos mine is! I finally bought myself a sat nav last week, dragging myself into this century by moving past those paper map things once and for all. To be fair, I have used one previously, on the Grand Road Trip, where the one we hired with the camper was invaluable in finding the nearest Walmart, Target and Joann’s (what else?!), and since I’m about to embark on a long car journey by myself through a country that drives on the wrong side of the road, I figured the last thing I needed was to be trying to clutch a Google maps print out while attempting to navigate round Lyon.
Given that this isn’t a toy I’m going to be using all the time, I thought I’d better make it a little cosy to protect its screen for when I’m not gazing deep into its eyes…
This is a super simple flat drawstring pouch, which is just slightly bigger all round in the body than the sat nav, and has fusible fleece added to the outer fabric to protect it. I used about half of the remaining part of my Heather Ross, so it matches my first aid kit :oD
The most genius part I thought, was my choice of tie – I recently pulled out all my ribbons and tied them to two large embroidery hoops which I hung on the wall so I could see better what I had and actually use a bit more! I got this printed twill tape when I scrapbooked, isn’t it perfect?
I bet you’re all going to tell me your sat nav is naked, or you went and bought one of them there cases that they sell alongside them, right?
No sat nav here! I use my phone, after the old sat nav we did have lost it's signal and left us stranded in the wilderness of West Sussex! I had to ring my dad for directions!
phone for me too – and it plays over my speakers but I want one for some reason 🙂 your ribbon is perfect!
It's slung in the glovebox most of the time, feeling absolutely no love, poor sat nav! Love your cosy :o)
Mine came in a case. I even used it once on a trial trip. It told me to enter a round about and never told me anything else. When I got home – without it's assistance I said to it: Fat lot of use you were! It's been in the drawer ever since. But to be fair a wuss like me doesn't drive to new and strange places so it's a bit wasted on me!
adorable!!! And that tie is beyond perfect.
I like a printout me. You know people nick sat-navs – I would nick your case and chuck the tech!
brilliant and that twill is just so utterly perfect and awesome!
i just play with the sat nav and keep changing the voice that talks to me. and that drawstring is beyond perfect 🙂
You make me wish I was going on a holiday with all your fun cosys and bags.
You're going to have a very stylish car. Maybe there's enough of the campervan material left to do a steering wheel cover 😉
Mine's naked at the moment, but it does need a cover as it lives in my bag when not in use.
I use my phone, but now want to buy a satnav just so it can have a cool cover! The embroidery hoop is a fab idea, thanks
mine's not naked! I made a zip pouch for it ages ago, but seeing yours, I might want to update it! I have to use my sat nav a lot, I don't have a sense of direction at all!
Yay for your new nav sat, and I still really love that camper fabric! I have no such thing — we travel so infrequently, and someone in our families usually has one we can borrow. :}
I really LOVE the fabric you used! I'm just a retro kind of person! Great ties!
Your navigation device has got a great apartment! Have fun on your trip. Do you have to now drive on the right side :0).
Lol my sat nav is still in it's infancy, in the form of a road map! Slung in the boot for easy access of course!
Im going to tell you I dont even own a sat nav. Im still in the dark ages using a paper map book.
Love your sat nav home . It'll definitely keep your sat nav warm and cosy when not in use.
I am shocked that you have not had a sat nav until now. I'd be lost without mine. Yes, I am a stand up comic. Ha! Ha!
Nup no sat nav here, I use my phone! It has that app on it. I think driving in France would be complicated by the wrong side of the road thing PLUS a different language that I've never learned, plus bloody narrow roads. But hey I'm from Australia where we have space for wiiiide roads and its so bloody flat the roads are straight for miles.
So cute! That twill tape is such a great find! My GPS is definitely not cosy, which is a shame because it had definitely been a huge help to me!
With our last sat nav we could enter the phone number of a vineyard and get directions straight to it, now that was useful! Obviously not as useful as your pouch though 🙂