Sunday, March 1, 2015
Quilted iPad Case
Now that I have an iPad, I decided some sort of padded "case" might be a good idea for when I travel. A few years ago, our Guild had a workshop on a "Style File" (pattern by The Quilt Company in Allison Park PA) and then someone modified/re-sized it to fit an iPad. (thanks Gail M.) I have the iPad Mini, so mine is a bit smaller again. I wanted something which would also hold the charger cord, stylus and my camera memory card reader.
It's a fairly quick and easy design and all I needed to purchase was a zipper. (Gotta love projects that use up "stash.") There is a large pocket on the front for the charger cord, or "whatever", plus I added a small pocket to the inside of the zippered part, with Velcro across the top for security - this small pocket will hold my stylus and memory card reader. (see photo below) I really liked the method of zipper application used in this pattern - very simple, even for an inexperienced sewist.
The back and the front pocket have a layer of fusible fleece and I have free motion quilted them with simple wavy lines in rayon threads, using a twin needle on the back, and single needle on the front. Although the instructions did not require a third layer in the front piece, I added in a layer of flannel and quilted it with a few wavy lines as well. I trimmed and zigzagged the inner seams, but if one had a serger, that would work well too. It features a wrist strap, and I have added a zipper pull, which I made from perle cottons and rayon threads.
I do have a hard case on my iPad, but when travelling it will be good to have a bit more "protection" and all required cords etc. together. It seems that there are a lot of cords and chargers when one travels these days, so the more that are "corralled" in one place, the better! Now that I've made one and worked out any kinks, I have a plan in mind for another, in a different color way, and a different treatment on the front pocket - something very "me".... :)
I hope you're having fun at your sewing machine. Have you made any small items lately?
Edit: You can see other quilted iPad cases I have done here and here.
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