DIY iPad and Kindle sleeves

Look out, its a sewing rogue post!

I randomly won an iPad right before Christmas. I know, I couldn’t’ believe it either. So far, I’m lovin’ it, especially for traveling.

The only problem: iPad cases are expensive and ugly. I couldn’t find one that I liked for under $40. Since I just wanted a simple felt case, I decided to make one myself. I looked everywhere for thick felt. It was hard to find, but I finally found a color and weight that I liked at filzfelt.  I picked gender-neutral gray/yellow in the hopes that I’d have enough extra yardage to make a case for the Kindle that the huz got for Christmas. Filzfelt sells 18″x18″ squares, which, according to my calculations would be enough for both the Kindle and the iPad.

Supplies:
18″x18″ square of thick felt (mine was 3mm thick)
Microfiber cleaning cloth that is about 8×10
One sheet of fusible web (I used Steam-a-Seam)
Iron
Heavy duty sewing thread
Heavy duty sewing needle (not sure if you need this, but I used one to be safe)


I cut the felt so that I had 1/2 inch on either side of the iPad and Kindle. Then I cut the microfiber cloth and Steam-a-Seam to about 7.5 x 9.5 (approximate dimensions of the iPad). I only lined one side of the iPad case with microfiber fabric to save money, but you can line both sides if you like.


Then I ironed the microfiber cloth on using the Steam-a-Seam directions.

The only thing left to do was to sew the sides of the case!

And store my iPad safely inside!

Then I did the same with the leftover felt for the kindle, except I didn’t use microfiber since the kindle doesn’t have a shiny surface.

And we’re ready to travel geek-style! Now we just need a destination…

 

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3 thoughts on “DIY iPad and Kindle sleeves

  1. Erica says:

    Love the cases… but I got a DODOCASE (looks like a hard cover book – made by a book bindery in San Fran.) and I love it. It was $69.95 but it is super cool and retro (and sturdy)

  2. johanna says:

    No folks, there really is nothing this girl can’t do. I know you were wondering.

  3. Very nice tutorial!! 🙂 Thanks for posting!

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