I’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately and I like to bring along my fairly ancient iPad 2 with me for reading on the plane. Although I’m slightly tempted to “accidentally” drop it so I can get a fancy new one, I figure I should embrace the old cliche “if it ain’t broke… yada, yada, yada”, and keep it. In an effort to keep it safe, I made a DIY quilted iPad Case and I’m sharing the super easy and quick tutorial!
Bur first, can we take a second and just admire how pretty these fabrics are?! Vintage-y florals and bunnies… precious, right?! I’m pretty much into anything that has animals printed on it, so I was definitely excited to see the cute bunny print from the Art Gallery Fabrics Curiosities line at Spring Quilt Market this year. I mean, it’s a million little bunnies all standing (laying?) in a row! If that doesn’t make you smile, you just must not be an animal person. Anyways, I’m into it. Animals are adorably awesome and always make for a cool, surprise lining!
Want to make one too? Let’s get started.
- Main Fabric ( I used Splendiferous Chill)
- Lining Fabric (I used Curious Bunnies Calm)
- Fleece Interfacing
- Bias Tape
- Snaps (I use KAM snaps and they are awesome)
- General Sewing Supplies
I made this tutorial for my ancient, yet miraculously fully functioning, iPad 2, which is approximately 9.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide. The dimensions in this tutorial can be easily adjusted for other sized tablets or even a laptop. Just make sure to take into consideration seam allowances!
One: Cut the following from the main fabric, lining fabric, and fleece interfacing:
- Back Pattern Pieces: 13.5 in tall x 11.5 in wide, tapering into a rounded point starting at 9 inches tall (see image above).
- Front Pattern Pieces: 8.5 in tall x 11.5 in wide
Two: Place the main fabric right side down, then the fleece interfacing on top of that, then the lining fabric right side up on top of the main fabric and fleece to make a “quilt sandwich” for both the back pattern piece and the smaller front pattern piece. Pin and quilt the “quilt sandwiches”.
Three: Attach bias tape to the top of the front pattern piece.
Four: Place the front pattern piece on top of the back pattern piece, linings facing. Baste stitch the front pattern piece to the back pattern piece.
Five: Attach bias tape around all the raw edges.
Six: Attach snaps to the flap and body of the iPad case and you’re done!
For more Curiosities inspiration, take a gander at the AGF Lookbook!
Disclaimer: This post was made in partnership with Art Gallery Fabrics but, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.