Yesterday I was reading blogs (as usual) and I saw that Jen had made an iPad cover. I could not see the photos in Jen's post so I jumped over to the tutorial link and then decided to make myself one.
Inspiration found! Thanks Jen.
I used some Alexander Henry 'Its a Hoot' fabric I had stashed. This is one of my favourite fabrics so I am glad I got to use it for something that I get to use.
You may notice the use of both velcro and elastic. I went with the velcro option but I was not happy with it when I was done. I unpicked a few stitches, slipped in the elastic and topstitched after the fact which is not as neat but I am much happier with it as a fastener. Sewing on the button after it was assembled was not that fun either.
Dotty fabric from my stash for the lining.
Snug as a bug. Even with the apple case on the iPad is a good fit using the dimensions given in the tutorial. I like the fact that the earphone jack is accessible even when the iPad is secure in the case.
I quilted more densely than was really needed but I like it. This case has a good weight about it and I feel a lot more happy having my iPad bounce around in my handbag now that is has some extra protection. I think if I didn't have a walking foot on my machine I would have had too much trouble sewing the layers together but that is my only caution for this project, I recommend it.