Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quick Project

I recently received the gift of a new Tablet, so I am currently learning all things Android. I was going away for the weekend, wanted to take the Tablet along, BUT the case/protective sleeve I ordered, had not yet arrived. I needed to make something quick!!!
This is what I made.Tablets and e-readers are not one standard size, so here is how I made mine, you can adapt this to your device.
I started with a piece of paper for the pattern and made it roughly 2.5 times the length of my gadget and 2 inches wider, this allows for the seam allowances and thickness.
My pattern is roughly 26"x 9" Remember I needed to get this made fast. I stitched a couple of contrasting fabrics together and then cut a rectangle slightly larger than my pattern. Next I cut a piece of fusible fleece the same size. Laid the fabric on top of the fleece, right side up and did a real quick all over, meandering stitch to quilt it.I then cut this to size, using my pattern (with the corners rounded off) I also cut a piece of cotton the same size and shape for the "lining". These 2 were placed right sides together and I stitched all the way around leaving just a small opening at the bottom so that I would be able to turn it right side out. Don't forget to clip those curves to get a nice smooth finish.
A little "belt loop" was added on the front where the flap would be tied down (and I could hang my stylus). The next step was to determine the depth of the tablet sleeve. I folded the fabric up to that amount and with right sides together, stitched the side seams (notice the seams are on the inside)
A long tie was attached and I was all set to go.

The case/sleeve that I ordered finally arrived and is made specifically for my device with openings that allow for access of the various ports, controls and camera, I did place my tablet in that one and now it all slips nicely into the quilted (not quite as boring) little case.

11 comments:

Bunny said...

Love it looks great. Enjoy your new toy. I love my Ipad2.

Rosalind said...

Good looking + fit for purpose = good design
:o)
I have just seriously started looking at tablets so will watch out for any comments you make about yours.
Have fun!
:o)

Diane J. Evans said...

You are the most clever of ladies -- and you chose my favorite colors: lime with black and white. Think about selling these -- I think people would snatch them up.

Diane

Denise :) said...

Clever girl and smart thinking ... definitely don't want to take that technology stuff out without a case!! :)

Quilt Hollow said...

VERY nice! Also pretty!

Maggie R said...

Love it Jill...
The only tablet I have is the one I take every morning! ;-)
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Nice work! I have not succumbed to one of these devices yet, but I do have a cell phone that would enjoy a more colorful case than what it currently is stashed in....
Hmmmmm..... ;-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Createology said...

Excellent creative and beautiful case. Safe Travels...

Joan said...

NIce looking cover Jill - what type of tablet did you get?

Kitchener Quilter said...

Isn't it great to be able to make your own personalized gadget covers? I also recently made one for my new tablet, which I love, btw. Check it out on my blog.

Clare Wassermann said...

I have just made one of these for my new iPad. Thanks for the instructions - I'm not very good at making things that are practical so thank you again

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