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Monday, January 25, 2016

10 minutes tablet cover: how to

A while ago I made a cover for my Ipad, which survived almost a year and a half of everyday use (click here for the pattern and tutorial). Lately, though, that cover was in desperate need of retirement, and this weekend I finally decided to make another. 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

However, my life has been so busy lately, that more often than not 10 minutes is all I have available to sew. So I needed to forget more complicated patterns and find a way to create a new cover in just that small slot of time.

I'm posting here a tutorial, not specific measurements, so that everyone can replicate the process for its own tablet. 


Way you need: 
- a piece of felt in your favorite color (see below to check the size)
- elastic
- a button
- matching sewing thread
optional: additional bits of felt for embellishment

Step 1: place your tablet onto the piece of felt and cut it to size as show in the pictures below. You should have a margin of about one centimeter on each side, and enough extra felt top and bottom to create a sort of an envelope for the tablet, complete with a folding tab. 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

Step 2: pin the bottom fold in place and sew the sides. Because felt doesn't fray, there's not need to fold inside out, you can just leave it as is.


Step 3: cut the elastic. Again, look at the pictures below to take your measurements before cutting. The elastic is to be folded in half. When both edges are pinned to the outside of the top flap, the elastic should be long enough to go around the entire closed cover. 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial




Step 4: sew the tips of the elastic in place (leaving the folded side free), and then sew a button over them. So, when you wrap the elastic around the tablet cover, the folded edge will be secured by the button, effectively keeping the cover closed. 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

Your tablet cover is ready to be used. This is how it looks when open, so a pretty good fit: 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

Now you can leave it as is, or add a bit of embellishment. I cut a flower out of contrasting felt, and sewed it over the button. 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

And then glued a small circle of gray felt on top, to hide the stitches. 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial


Here's the final result: 

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

10 minutes tablet cover how to, tutorial

Not bad for just 10 minutes, what do you think?

Happy Monday, 

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30 comments:

  1. Great idea and could be adapted to any size tablet or phone.

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    1. Yes, or to anything else you want. That's why I like to work with felt so much!

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  2. Not bad? It's great! So easy and such pretty colors!

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    1. I think so too! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. This looks absolutely adoarable! I am not very sewing savvy but this looks easy enough! It would make great gifts too! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party!

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  5. I love this. So easy (my kind of sewing) and a great gift.

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    1. I love all kids of sewing, but these days I only have time for easy and quick...

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  6. How darling! I love your design and the felt makes it even more unique:) I need to take the time and make one for my ipad, the cover is so worn. Thanks for sharing! Pinning! XO-Wendi@H2OBungalow

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  7. Awesome way to spend 10 minutes! I love the pink and grey combo.

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    1. I went with the felt I already had in my stash, but I loved the end result. Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Great idea! Mine gets so messy. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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    1. Thank you Lita, have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. I really need a new cover for my Kindle! Genius!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess, and good luck with your Kindle cover. All you need is to adjust the size!

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  10. Not bad at all! Looks like much more than 10 minutes work. Such a great idea and looks so cute. Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair.

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  11. Pink and grey are one of my favourite colour combos, they never fail to look good.

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    1. True, though in this case I hesitated between gray + acquablue or gray + pink, before ending up with pink...Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

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