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1.23.2013

ipad cover


Adam got me an ipad for my birthday (YAY!) and I love it. It's perfect for responding to blog comments, browsing my favorite blogs & watching netflix in bed. I knew that I wanted to make a cover for it but it was just a matter of finding the right tutorial.

A few weeks ago I stumbled on this laptop case tutorial by the cottage home. When I saw it I knew it was the one I wanted for my Ipad. I followed the tutorial pretty much step by step...but I did change a few little things. Here is what I did.

The tutorial called for the following equation for figuring out what size pieces of fabric you'd need:
(L + H + 1) x (W + H + 1)

My case turned out just a bit tight, so the next time I make it I might use the following equation:
(L + H +1.25) X (W + H + 1.25)

My Ipad (with the smart cover on) had the following dimensions: 

Length = 9.5 inches                   Width = 7.5 inches                        Height = .5 inches

Like I said before, I follow the cottage house tutorial almost exactly, but I made one final change. Instead of button holes, I used velcro. Yes, velcro. I like velcro and I don't like button holes. I guess I could have used this tutorial as a learning experience for sewing button holes - buuutttt... I didn't. Velcro it is! I then glued (yes, glued) a button on for decoration.


Here is my final case. I love it!


I love the fabric and I love how perfect it is for carrying around my Ipad. 
What have you made lately that you absolutely love?

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28 comments:

  1. I think this is one of the cutest things you've ever made...and you've made some cuuuute things! I am still obsessed with this fabric and am trying to figure out how I might be able to use it for something in my house. :)

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  2. How darn adorable! I need to get a new cover for my ipad. I personally would have done velcro too.

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  3. I need to make one of these! I really like the buttons! I found you at Southern lovely's link party.

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  4. wow that's great! i love it!

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  5. Very cute!! I love your fabric choice!!

    ~ Darlene

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  6. ooo fun! I love the fabric you used! Would love for you to share this at my party...http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/01/valentines-pie-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

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  7. This is really cute! I also have an iPad. Do you know how to create and edit posts with it. I always have to use my laptop if I need to edit or create a post with pics?

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  8. Came here from Diana Rambles Pin Me...this is very cool and I guess you could do this for phones and other gadgets. I love it, pinned it. Have a great day!
    Audrey @ neverendingdecorating.blogspot.com

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  9. Super cute!!! Love the fabric you used! Thanks so much for sharing another great tutorial!
    Have a great friday and a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi! Stopping by from The Pin Me Party! Love this idea and am pinning! Happy Weekend!

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  11. This is adorable! I love the fabric you chose! I pinned to hopefully make one day. I am your newest GFC follower. I'd love for you to stop by http://posedperfection.blogspot.com for a visit and maybe even a follow back.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  12. This is a great ipad cover. It's so cute. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  13. Great job! Love the fabric. Stopping by from Diana Rambles :) Hope you have a great Friday!

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  14. Very beautiful and lovely fabric! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. That is really nice, and I love that you added the math, Ipad it truly is awesome for commenting :)

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  16. Oh this is great! I need to make one :) I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-4.html
    Nancy

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  17. Love you case - especially the colors. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from Craft o Maniac Monday. www.thememoryenst.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely fabric! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  19. I think I already commented on FB for this one, but I absolutely love it. If I could "borrow" my hubby's iPad I would totally make myself one! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)

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  20. Congrats on being featured on Diana Rambles!! :)

    ~ Darlene

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  21. Hi Shannon! Love your ipad cover and the fact you used velcro and glued the buttons! lol My kind of sewing. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Peggy

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  22. Wow that looks really innovative. I have other material at home and i would love to make something like this. Thank you for the guide.
    Get free accessories for your iPad

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  23. I love this idea! Stampin' Up! just retired all their fabric and I have some pieces leftover and an iPad with no cover! Summer sewing project on my to-do list!

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