You might remember that meter of vinyl I bought to make my bag well I had loads of it left so I thought I might make a cover for my ipad. The case I made a while back, is great for at home but I wanted something to keep it safe in my bag when I took it outside the house. Want to make one? (Keep in mind I'm not a "sewer" so there are no professional instructions)
- Vinyl - Cut 1 42.5cm x 28cm (16.75"x11")
- Elastic, I used fancy stuff, but plain would be fine (maybe even better) cut 7cm (3")
- Flannel - Cut 2 22.5cm x 28cm (8.75" x 11")
- A vinyl needle for my sewing machine
- Sewing machine and supplies
- A Hair tie (or elastic)
- Buttons ( you need one to close it the others are optional for embellishments)
I couldn't figure out how I would attach the elastic so I cut one piece for the back and two pieces for the front.
I eyeballed the vinyl so I could see how it would sit on my ipad they worked out to be 3 inches
And sewed them on using 1/8 of an inch as the seam, then using 1/4 inch seam, sewed the two inner pieces together (right sides facing)
With right sides facing and I placed the hair tie in where I wanted the closure I sewed around with a 1/4 inch seam leaving a small opening to turn it inside out.
Since the vinyl can't be ironed flat like fabric it was sticking up a little I top stitched all the way around which also closed the gap left from turning it in the right way. That worked it now sits nicely.
Sew on the button and she's done, I added the flowers so it would match in with my vinyl bag.
DIY Delight or disaster? When I saw that vinyl sticking up I thought it was going to be a disaster. However the top stitching made a huge difference and now I like it, so delight!
Now I need to try a phone one...or maybe quit while I'm ahead!
Thanks for reading,