Monday, January 31, 2011

iPad Case...

About a month ago I was directed to this fabulous pillow tutorial at the blog Sew, Mama, Sew! I fell in love with the quilting techniques used in making that pillow and knew I wanted to use those techniques at some point in time -- either to make that gorgeous pillow or something else. Shortly after reading that tutorial I designed and created a Kindle Case for the Kindle I had received for Christmas. When one of my daughters-in-law, Mia, saw that case she mentioned that she would love something like that for her iPad! My thoughts immediately went to the tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! and a design for an iPad Case was born...

Mia's favorite color is green, so I found coordinating fabrics in my scrap stash. I followed the instructions in the tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! and sewed some strips of fabric together. I then used my rotary cutter to cut across the sewn strips to produce a colorful strip of fabric! 


Those strips, along with some white flannel and earthy muslin, were joined together to make the front of the case...


I absolutely love the white stripe and soft texture of the flannel next to the more course fabric of the muslin. Delicious!


I'm not entirely happy with the dimensions of the case. Next time I would make it a little smaller, but I am very happy with the design...


I used the same fabric for the back and lining. It's called "Pom Pom" and it's from the fabric line "Flourish" from Studio E by Alicia Place Frost. Love it!


Fusible fleece was attached to the front and back pieces and the lining pieces of this item, so the case is well-padded to give some protection to the iPad. If I make another one of these, I will make it slightly smaller and post the specific measurements for the case.


All in all I'm very happy with how it turned out.



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17 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

that is so cute! I love the colors together. Makes me wish I had an ipad! ;)

super job!
gail

Bunny said...

It is lovely, another one of your great projects. Love it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very nice Suzanne!

LouAnne said...

That's very nice! Well done!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Beautiful, and what a great idea. I love the colors.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

alimoll said...

I love it! Can't wait to get the dimensions! You rock!

Janee Lookerse said...

It turned out beautiful! I made one recently for my ipad (mine was oriented vertically though). I'm working on another for my etsy shop and I've got some new things to think about after looking at yours! Thanks!

Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Mia said...

I am such a lucky gal!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh wow! You did such a good job! I really need to make on for my Ereader. Very fabulous!

Chole said...

Absolutely love it! I am also going to make it. Tonight if possible :) I am so inspired.

Shailley

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The pattern is wonderful! How long have you been sewing? I'm super new at it... any great tips for a newbie?

The $500 Wedding said...

I love this! I was just thinking while going through the instructions... could I do this for my Kindle? Then I see your kindle tag at the bottom. Genius! :)
Heather at 500dollarwedding.blogspot.com

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

I love the fabrics you choose! Very nice job! :)

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

love the fabrics! this turned out so cute, if only I had an ipad! :)

would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Tausha said...

Love this! Too bad I don't have an I-pad to put in such a cute case, but my mom does. I don't suppose you make these and sell them? I couldn't do this, unless I could glue it. Don't suppose thats an option? Wonderful blog and such fun projects! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Michele said...

super cute and fun.

Betsy said...

Love it.