Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vintage iPad Cover

I finally joined the 21st century and got an ipad for my birthday in December.  As I have already broken two iPhone screens, the first thing I wanted to make was an cover for it.

I didn't end up getting around to making a cover for myself, but I did make one for my good friend Fiona when I found out that she had been graced with an iPad for Christmas.

Fiona is starting an Etsy business soon selling vintage sheets.  I never really understood the interest in vintage sheets when I first saw them, but they are starting to grow on me.   I asked Fiona if I could have a stack of her scraps.  She asked what they were for, but I assured her I would tell her once I had tested out my idea.

I based the cover on this tutorial. Mine is a little larger so that all of the patchwork squares would be even.  I wasn't sure if Fiona had a hard cover for it already, so with the dimensions of this cover, it will take the iPad with or without a cover.

Ella chose the layout of the back of the cover. I was pretty impressed with it - maybe a future quilter!

The tutorial uses velcro for the closure. I am not a huge velcro fan, so used magnetic closures instead. I was going to use only one, but as the flap is larger than the tutorial calls for, I was worried about the corners sitting up, so I used two magnetic closures and it works really well - as you can see in the first picture, you have to look closely to see the flap.

There are two layers of quilt wadding and it is lined with Kona Cotton in Ivory, so it is pretty snuggly and will protect your iPad if dropped.  It is hard to tell from the photo, but the lining is quilted as well. I probably wouldn't do this again, as it takes quite a bit of time and I don't think it gives any more protection.

I've made an iPad cover for Ella as well - yep she got an iPad for Christmas as well. I will have to come back and show you that one as it is made with one of my favourite Echino fabrics. Now I just need to make one for myself.


Becky said...

Jen, I can't see any of the photos so I will check back later. I did follow the link to the tutorial and I made a cover for my iPad this afternoon. Thanks very much for the inspiration :)

MartyrQuilters - piecemakers reluctantly giving up housework! said...

Hello Jenifer, for some reason, I haven't been able to see your photos since you've changed your blog. Where the images are meant to be, it says that you've removed the photo. Cheers Marisa (met you at SIT 2011)

Fiona @ Brave New Vintage said...

Aaaand your very good friend looooooves it. I cried when I found it on the doorstep. And Rick, when putting my ipad away one day, finding that those clips were magnetic, said "Oh Jen is really clever isn't she!". the hard cover i bought keeps turning my screen off so I am super glad to have your cover to protect me little toy. love you sis. xxx