Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tablet Case

I got a Samsung tablet, and wanted to make a case, rather than purchase one that is like a million others.  I've made cases for my camera and camcorder, so I thought this would be fun.

I grabbed 5 strips left from the Island Batiks Orchid strip pack, from the Braid quilt {see here.)  I picked my 4 favorites, then grabbed a 5th, cut it in half to make it 1 1/4" wide, and sewed the strips together.  I wanted this to look like an envelope, and have room for a pocket and a holder for the stylus.  I grabbed some Island Batik (IKF13F-V1) for the lining and pockets.  I used 2 layers of Warm & Natural batting, did some fun feathers on the top, cut and made the pocket and stylus holder, and used another strip for binding the edges.  I called Verizon, and they said it's fine to use a magnetic snap closure near a tablet, so this has a matching purple closure.  I'm thrilled with how it came out, and have plans to improve the next version.  This is great for slipping into a tote or briefcase.  The pocket can hold the booklet and extra note paper or cards.

Inside, with pocket and stylus holder.
Tablet inside, with stylus.
I made it a little roomier than the one the salesperson showed me at Verizon.  I'm very happy with it!  I think it's much prettier than black vinyl.  Plus, it's washable.  The tablet is reflecting the leaves in the tree over my deck.

I plan on offering this for sale in my shop.  I'll do it as a custom at first, until I get a few made, and can offer them for sale.  Do you want one?? Let me know!  Any fabrics can be used, and any color!

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