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Monday, September 15, 2014

Ipad cover - with pattern

This is another of the pre-vacation projects I just got ready to share now. Since I was going to take the Ipad with me on vacation I decided I needed a cover to keep it relatively safe.

Ipad cover pattern

I'm sure Apple sells adequate covers for this purpose but I did not want to spend money on it, so I checked my fabric stash and found a piece of of oilcloth (with owls) which seemed perfect to keep poolside humidity away from the Ipad.

I measured the Ipad and quickly drafted a simple pattern (available for download at the bottom of this post).

Ipad cover pattern

For the lining I used a thick quilt-like with fabric which helps shock proofing the cover. In case you don't have anything like it and want to make a cover too just use regular fabric and batting. You will have to sew three layers instead of one but the final result is the same. Oh, and oilcloth is not very easy to sew. I got it right on my third try after checking for some advice online, so Google it first if you have never sewn with oilcloth before.

To make your own Ipad cover you will need exterior and lining fabric (or lining + batting). I also 
used a large button to keep the cover closed but a snap or even velcro would work just fine too if you don't want to sew a button hole. 

Ipad cover pattern

I did not make a full tutorial this time because the way to sew the Ipad cover is exactly the same as the clutch/messenger bag I posted a while ago, so please check that tutorial and if you still have questions please let me know. 

Ipad cover pattern



The cover was sized to fit my Ipad2 exactly but if you have a different model or if you have doubts about the fit, print and set up the pattern and check the size before cutting your fabric.

Ipad cover pattern


Here is the pattern.

Enjoy,







My Ipad cover was featured at
Judy's Handmade Creations

12 comments:

  1. What a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  2. Teresa it looks like it came out perfect. Glad you linked up to the Weekend Link Party.

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    1. Thank you Daryl, it is always a pleasure to link up.

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  3. A great cover to protect your iPad, Teresa.

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  4. This is a great idea for protecting electronics!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, have a great weekend!

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  5. Thanks for linking up at Monday Handmade Linkup Party. You are featured today at the linkup party.

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  6. I love finding new ways to use my extra fabric. It makes no sense to throw it away so I usually let the kids have it. Thanks for linking up with Mommy Needs a Time Out Thursdays.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by to share at last Weekend Fun Party, hope you will again this week http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/weekend-fun-party/karren
    Have a great weekend
    Karren

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    1. Thank you Karren, I've just added two new links to this week's party. Have a great weekend!

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