Monday, May 14, 2012
iPad Book-Style Case
My sweet mama loooves her iPad (and in her typical sweet grandma fashion, loves her grandson even more and lets him smudge it up with peanut butter fingerprints), but didn’t love the case she used with it quite as much. She had mentioned that she would really prefer a book-style iPad case that folds open and closed rather than the zip-top pouch case she had. Easy enough!
So I sewed her a book-style iPad case for Mothers Day—I used this tutorial from Made it on Monday to sew up the cover, and it was exactly what I needed. I think it came out pretty darn cute, if I may say so myself!
The elastic around the button keeps it closed when not in use, and elastic tabs on the inside hold the iPad in place. It’s nice and sturdy since it uses a composition notebook cover between the fabric layers, which is exactly the right size:
(My mom wants to make sure you all know that the iPad looks disgusting because she let Forrest play with it right before I took pictures. Shame on Forrest.)
I followed Jill’s instructions and only made a few modifications—obviously, I did the ruffle on my mom’s case differently than the tutorial shows. To do my ruffle, I just cut a big long piece of pink fabric (probably something like 30” long and 4” wide . . . I didn’t measure) and ruffled it along both long sides by sewing a long, loose stitch and gathering until it was the same length as the piece of fabric used for the outer cover. Then I sliced my outer cover piece roughly where I wanted the ruffle to go, and sewed in the ruffle, right sides together, then trimmed down the entire outer piece to make sure it was the correct size.
I also added fusible fleece interfacing to all the fabric pieces, inside and out, so that it would be sturdy and cushy . . . now it has a sturdy build (from the composition notebook cover in the middle), and it’s padded inside and out thanks to the fleece interfacing.
If I were to make it again, I think I might add a pocket to the inner left side to hold little notes or cards or whatever . . . but then again, I don't own an iPad, so I have no idea how useful that would actually be.
If you’re looking for a tutorial to make a case like this, check out Jill’s instructions!