Saturday, May 11, 2013
I designed and sewed my first iPad Cover!
Mother's Day is tomorrow, and I finished this project just in time. Actually, I am a little late because I still have to mail this to my Mom!
I looked and looked online for some inspiration for a cover and found lots to choose from. I did not, however, find one to copy exactly. So, I decided to just wing it. I don't have an iPad myself, so I looked up to see the dimensions of an iPad2 (I think that is what my mom has). I learned that they are 9.56"x7.47".
Since I am new to sewing I wanted to see if I could add the right seam allowances and make this cover work out just perfect. Well, I think I should have allowed for a little extra room. I think this iPad cover is JUST going to fit. I'll have to get my mom to take some pics to see how it looks inside.
*This bag has a zipper on the front to hold the charger cord.
*Snazzy button for the closure and a simple ponytail elastic band to close
*White pom-pom trim to emphasize the pocket area (and to hide my not so perfect sewing line!)
*4 layers of fleece inside for padding, plus fusible fleece interfacing on outer material (new for me)
*I was not consistent with my 1/2" seam allowance, so I had to hand stitch some areas where the material did not catch all the pieces of fabric.
*You can see my seams inside the lining. That is obviously not correct.
Overall, I'm very proud of my first iPad Cover. I am excited to try again!