Easy Carry iPad Case
Here’s a sewing project that looks equally chic with or without the painted tendrils. You may prefer a plain case for your iPad but I can’t resist throwing paint at any blank canvas. An interesting thing to note about this case is the horizontal seam 1/3 of the way from the top. My original design didn’t include a seam at all. It was meant to look more like this Photoshop enhanced version to the right with one complete vinyl piece top to bottom, which I think has a really sleek look. But I made a mistake in measuring and had to add the piece to save the project. These instructions are written for the original design with the correct measurements and no seam. The top of the case is lined with heavy mat board making it sturdy for carrying. With or without flowers or an unplanned seam, this iPad case is easy to make, easy to carry and easy on the eyes!
DURING PAINTING, COVER EXPOSED FABRIC TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY.
All seam allowances are .50"
step 2 - Cut two vinyl pieces to measure 11.25” x 11.25”; one for the front and one for the back. Cut two vinyl pieces to measure 11.25” x 4.50” for the facings. Cut two mat board or stiff cardboard pieces to measure 9.75” x 3.75” for the handle support.
step 10 - Prepare the back vinyl piece by following steps #6 through #9.
step 13 - Sew the facing to the top front with a .50” seam allowance. Sew the top back the same way. Trim both seams to 1/8”.
step 14 - Tape the side seams together and stitch through all layers sewing top to bottom. Trim seams to 1/8”.
step 15 - Sew across the bottom edge of the case and trim to 1/8”.
When sewing across vinyl, cover the fabric with gift wrap tissue paper so it will glide smoothly under the presser foot.
A roller cutter is an ideal way to trim the seams on this project because cutting can be done with one long smooth movement and no jagged edges.
Thick cardboard is not suitable for this project as its edges will be visible under the vinyl.
- Aztek airbrush
- 9473 Copper Paint
- 9441 Black Paint
- Aztek airbrush
At Craft Store or Amazon
- masking tape
- card stock
- matt board or cardboard
- Scotch Spray Mount Repositonable Adhesive
- Martha Stewart Tendrils Stencil
- fusible hem tape
- Aleene’s peel and stick sheets
- Disappearing ink
- Gift wrap tissue paper
At Fabric Store
- 12” flannel backed vinyl at least 45” wide
- thread & sewing notions