Bespoke Creations: BMO 3DS XL Case

Posted on June 12, 2014 by Ee-Leng Chang | 2 Comments

The same customer that requested the Jake and Rainicorn A4 Compendium also asked for a BMO case for her Nintendo 3DS XL. The design for this was easy, BMO being the perfect shape for a case. :) The challenge to this particular creation was construction and assembly. 

First off, the 3DS XL is pretty, well 3D. I usually work with tablets which are pretty flat so a sleeve is suitable. However, the 3DS is quite thick, so a sleeve would not suffice. It would have looked really ugly and the material would bulge all over as it would need to accommodate for the added thickness. So I had to figure out a way to make a holder. But first, I needed a model to test that my holder would work. I've got a Nintendo DS but that's way, way smaller so I ended up building my own 3DS:

The inside holder part of the case was the next part I tackled. My customer also wanted a few pockets for game cartridges, so here's what I came up with:

After this was done, I started on the cover. I decided to embroider the entire cover on. The main reason for this was because I couldn't find any felt that was the colour of BMO and it would have taken a LOT of dye to get a colour that deep on felt. 

This was by far the most intense embroidery session for my machine! And it was still just recovering from Rainicorn :). 

Well here's the finished piece. I'm actually really, really pleased with the way it turned out. I think it has that Adventure Time cartoon drawing feeling to it. 


Hope you like my bespoke BMO case! And as always, if you would like me to create a bespoke creation for you, just email me at! :)

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2 Responses


June 20, 2014

Hi Sarah, Thanks! :) Hmm an 8-bit Mario case would work and look pretty cool I reckon! :) You know where to find me haha! Speak soon! :)


June 14, 2014

Hi Ee-Leng, This case is amazing!! I love the detail and style. I am curious what an 8-bit Mario case would look like. We will have to talk after I get back from my trip. :O)

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