How to Make A Tablet Cover
It seems like everyone these days has a tablet or reader, and a lot of times they don’t come with something to hold and protect them. Today I’m going to share with you how to make a tablet cover.
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This pattern is based off of one that my mom made for all of our Nooks. One of her friends had made on similar to it for her own tablet. It’s a pretty easy sewing project, and I like the fact that it doesn’t take a lot of fabric. Also, it’s fun to make a one of a kind cover that’s not like everyone else’s.
How To Make A Tablet Cover
1/2 yard of reversible quilted fabric
Bias tape – extra wide double fold
Thread to match bias tape
These figures are to make a cover for my Kindle, which is 4 1/2″ wide x 6 1/2″ long. You need to measure your tablet or reader, and adjust your measurements accordingly.
1. Cut out a rectangle of fabric which is 1 1/2″ wider than your tablet, and double the length of your tablet plus four inches. Since my Kindle is 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″, I cut my rectangle at 6″ x 17″.
2. Mark 3″ down from the top edge, and using a bowl or another round object, draw the curve for the flap. Cut out the curve.
3. Sew the bias tape across the straight edge.
4. Fold up the straight edge so that it lays at the point where the curve starts.
5. Fold under the raw edges of the bias tape. Starting at the folded under edge, sew the bias tape around all of the remaining raw edges, making sure to enclose both layers of the front and back. Fold under the raw edges of the bias tape where it ends also, and sew across it to finish.
6. Sew the hair elastic to the middle of the underside of the curved edge.
7. Sew on your button. If you need instructions for sewing on a button, you can find them here.
Enjoy your new tablet cover!
I hope you enjoyed my how to make a tablet cover tutorial today!
Do you have a table or reader? Do you like reading books with it, or are you happier reading a real book?
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Thank you for sharing this fun tutorial That’s a clever idea using a hair holder! Pinned to the party board sewing board. 🙂
Thank you so much, love this, going to make one … love your fabric too 🙂
Thanks Debbie! I love the fabric too.
What a fabulous tutorial. iPad covers are so expensive to buy and this one would be so fun to make. Love the fabric! ~Thea
Thanks Thea! The tablet covers can be expensive, and I like that you can make it your own with the fabric of your choice.
This will make a nice gift for my husband birthday, I order him a iPad and will be using a car
Maria, that sounds like a great design for your husband!
Fantastic share 🙂
Thank you for sharing, always love black and whte.
I am definitely going to make this for my iPad, but will be adding a strap on it so that I can hang it over my shoulder. I don’t leave home without it! Such a fun and easy to do project.
Thanks Alene! Adding a strap is a great idea!