12 Gifts of Christmas Blog Hop – iPad Case Tutorial + Giveaway

Welcome to day 4 of the 12 Gifts of Christmas Blog Hop!

I hope everyone is having fun and getting some great ideas for holiday gifts this year. Today I am going to teach you how to make an iPad case. This tutorial can also be used to make a Kindle case (or Nook or any other tablet device), you will just need to measure your device and add about 1-1/4″ to the width and length to figure out your cut fabric sizes.

For example, the iPad I used for this tutorial was 7.5″ x 9.5″. And my cut fabric pieces below are 8.75″ x 10.75″. So yep Kindle users, you will need to break out the calculator!

Another note, I have an iPad 1 which is a bit thicker than an iPad 2. So iPad 2 users, you may want to cut your pieces 1/4″ (total) smaller to account for your sleeker design. πŸ™‚

Let’s get started.

iPad Case Tutorial


9″ zipper
2″ of Velcro
Fabric (see amounts below)
Batting or Interfacing, depending on how poofy you want it (see amounts below)

Cut the following pieces:

Outer Case Fabric Back – 8.75″ x 10.75″
Front Top Portion – 3.75″ x 8.75″
Front Bottom Portion – 7.25″ x 8.75″
Pocket Lining Fabric Cut 1 – 3.75″ x 8.75″
Cut 1 – 7.25″ x 8.75″
Cut 1 – 8.75″ x 10.75″
Inner Lining Fabric Cut 2 – 8.75″ x 10.75″
Strap Fabric Cut 2 – 3.5″ x 3.5″
Zipper Ends Fabric Cut 2 – 1.5″ x 2.5″
Batting or Interfacing Cut 2 – 8.75″ x 10.75″
Cut 1 – 3.5″ x 3.5″

(Adding a note: Lots of people are curious as to what the fabric is that I used for the cover. It is Ruby Star Rising Transistor Radios and I bought it from Alice at Fresh Modern Fabric.)

**Please note: 1/4″ seam allowances for this project**

1. Let’s start with the strap. Place your 2 pieces of 3.5″ x 3.5″ fabrics right sides together. Place the batting or interfacing on the bottom of the fabric sandwich (see photo). Stitch together around 3 of the 4 sides.

Flip right side out and press.

2. Trim your zipper to 8.75″.

3. Let’s make your zipper ends. I learned this technique from the talented Anna of Noodlehead. Not to sound too much like Oprah, but learning to do these zipper ends was a life changing moment for me…well, as far as nice looking zippers are concerned! πŸ™‚

Take your zipper ends and press the sides towards the center as shown in the photo below.

4. Place the zipper ends on the each end of the zipper like this:

Top stitch the zipper ends to both ends of the zipper. This give it a nice finished look.

5. Now let’s assemble the front outer portion of the case. Take your 3.75″ x 8.75″ piece of outer fabric and your 3.75″ x 8.75″ piece of pocket lining fabric. Place them right sides together and place the zipper in the middle of the fabric sandwich. See photo.

Pin in place.

6. Using your zipper foot, stitch down the fabric-zipper-fabric sandwich.

7. Open your sandwich and press.

8. Take your 7.25″ x 8.75″ piece of out fabric and your 7.25″ x 8.75″ piece of pocket lining fabric. We are going to repeat the previous step, but on the other side of the zipper. Place the fabric right sides together and place the zipper in the middle of the fabric sandwich. See photo.

Pin in place.

9. Using your zipper foot, stitch down the fabric-zipper-fabric sandwich.

10. Open your sandwich and press.



Top stitch down both sides of the zipper for a nice, finished look.

11. If you are like me, things may be *slightly* crooked now. Take this opportunity to trim your zipper front piece now to 8.75″ x 10.75″. Set this piece aside.

12. Let’s make the outer back of the case. Take the strap you assembled in Step 1. Take the 8.75″ x 10.75″ outer back piece of fabric. Center the strap on the top as shown in the photo below (Unfinished ends together) with a slight bit of overhang.

13. Baste into place with less than a 1/4″ seam allowance.

14. Let’s finish the assembly of the outer portion of the case. Make a fabric sandwich as follows:
8.75″ x 10.75″ outer back right side up – 8.75″ x 10.75″ assembled zipper front right side down – 8.75″ x 10.75″ pocket lining piece right side down

15. Stitch around sides and bottom, leaving the top open. Flip right side out and press.

16. Now let’s assemble the inner lining. Place the 8.75″ x 10.75″ inner lining pieces right sides together. Place an 8.75″ x 10.75″ piece of batting or interfacing on the top and bottom of the fabric sandwich.

Stitch around sides and bottom, leaving the top open. Do not flip right side out.

17. Time to put it together! With the exterior of the case right side out and the lining of the case wrong side out, place the exterior inside the lining and pin the tops together. Make sure the strap is tucked in.

18. Stitch around the top of the case, leaving about 4″ open to flip the case right side out.

19. Flip the case right side out and tuck the inner lining into the outer shell. Press. Top stitch around the top to close the opening and give the case a nice, finished look.

20. Add velcro to the back of the strap and the case. Stitch in place.

Congratulations! You’re done! Don’t forget to add your photos to the Flickr group.

Now for the giveaway!

Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop by leaving one comment on this post. I will choose one winner via Random.org on Oct. 26th.

Also, please visit Ellison Lane Quilts and leave one comment on her tutorial to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of a $250 gift certificate to Fabricworm!

And just for stopping by, you can take advantage of a generous 15% off discount at Fabricworm with the coupon code fw12days through the end of the blog hop.

Don’t forget to keep checking out the tutorials over the next week and a half!

Friday, October 14- Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts
Saturday, October 15- Ayumi/Pink Penguin
Sunday, October 16- Amy/ Lots of Pink Here
Monday, October 17- Faith/Fresh Lemons Quilts
Tuesday, October 18- Penny/Sew Take a Hike
Wednesday, October 19- Kati/From the Blue Chair
Thursday, October 20- Lee/Freshly Pieced
Friday, October 21- Elizabeth/Don’t Call Me Betsy
Saturday, October 22- Melanie/Texas Freckles
Sunday, October 23- Lindsay/Craft Buds
Monday, October 24- Amanda/A Crafty Fox
Tuesday, October 25-Vanessa/Little Big Girl Studio

******** UPDATE ********
I’m closing comments and picking a winner for the Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate! If you have any questions or comments in the future on this tutorial, feel free to email me. My email address is at the top of this page by my photo. Thanks everyone, be right back with the winner!
The lucky winner is Mary on Lake Pulaski. Mary said “Great tutorial! I’ll be making one tomorrow! Thank you.”

Congratulations Mary! I will send your email address off to Jennifer who is coordinating the prizes!


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    A says

    If I make one of these and leave under the Christmas tree – do you think the elves will fill it with an ipad??

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    This is great! My sister was given an iPad for her birthday this past summer, so this would make a great Christmas gift for her. Are your measurements for the current iPad version, or do I need to get her husband to take stealthy measurements for me?

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    poppyinipink says

    I thought the same thing as Fiona, in fact your tutorial has been a breakthrough for me in putting zips into bags per se …I want to send you a big hug!!! thanks so much and hope your day blossoms into a beautiful flower too.

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    I really like that zipper trick too. It works incredibly well on metal zippers too (which can be tricky to sew nicely otherwise). Thanks for the tutorial!

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    If I had a iPad, I’d definitely make this! Thanks for the great tutorial! Your explanation is so easy to understand. Again, thanks!

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    Melissa says

    Those zipper ends sure look great, I’m definitely going to give that a try. Thanks for the tutorial, this one is PERFECT for gifting!

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    Meghan says

    Will this work for the iPad2 as well? I’m assuming I’d use less since they are thinner?

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      Yes! I would make it a bit smaller since it’s thinner, probably subtract somewhere between 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the overall size of the cut pieces.

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    Jackie says

    A fantastic idea for the grandkids this year, Will personalize for each on the 9 grandkids.

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    Sue Bone says

    I think I need to make one for me first. πŸ™‚ Love the fabric you used. Who is it by?

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    I love the fabric here, especially the polk dots! I don’t even have an iPad, but this tutorial makes me want to make a case anyway. I’m sure I know someone who could use it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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    Ooooh I’ve been wondering how people do that cool tab thing over the zipper for a while, and there it is, in such a cute tutorial too! I might need to go get an ipad so I can make this case. That’s how it works, right? πŸ˜€

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    Great tutorial! I especially like the part with the zipper! That’s always something I struggle with. But you’ve showed and explained it very well! Thanks very much!

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    What a great tutorial. The four members of this family all have an iPad, so I think i’d bettter get started.
    Wonderful, all the pictures you took, to make this tutorial so clear!
    Happy week (o:

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    Pat V. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this tute. I really want to make my MIL an ipad cover for a Christmas gift. I will have to overcome my fear of zippers, tho…

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    Gill says

    Great tutorial! A kindle is on my Christmas list so I’m going to make a pouch in anticipation! Fingers crossed!

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    Yay! I’ve been meaning to make an iPad cover for ages and haven’t sorted it out yet. Thanks for doing the hard work! I like your fabric choice – I”ve had the viewmaster print set aside for this very project :). I love the irony of using this fabric for such a modern device.

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    Fran says

    I love this tutorial, thanks so much. Great detailed instructions & the photos are really helpful as well. I’ve been wanting to make an iPad cover for a while & I even have some of the same spotty fabric that you used as the lining!

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    Michelle Olsen says

    Great tutorial, and I love your fabric choice for the iPad case. You make zippers look so easy! Thank you for the giveaway πŸ™‚

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    Heather says

    I’ve see quite a few tutorials for iPad covers, but like the addition of the zippered pocket in this one! Thanks!

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    Thanks for the pattern – now all I need is to convince the MaTH (man about the house!) that I need an iPad to go with my new cover πŸ™‚

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    Wow, thank you for the excellent tutorial! I’ve been meaning to make myself an iPad case for a while now and this looks like the perfect pattern!

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    Lisa Marie says

    What a great tutorial! I’ll add this to my list of things to make before Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Great tutorial. Sadly, I don’t know anyone with an IPad! I guess I’m surrounded by too many housewives! hee hee! Maybe Santa will bring one for me. πŸ™‚

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    WandaFish says

    I love this tutorial, even though I don’t have an ipad – I’m sure I’ll be able to find someone who needs a case for Christmas! Thank you πŸ™‚

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    Great tutorial! I think I could easily adapt this for my laptop and my husband has an ipad. Love the zippered pouch. The fabric on each end give it a nicely finished look.

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    Lindsey F. says

    Great tutorial and I love the zippered pocket. I will definitely be making a few of these as Christmas gifts.

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      OK, so I made it already…with the zipper vertical rather than horizontal, since kindle is smaller. Believe it or not, I managed to sew in the zipper upside down, not once but four times in a row! Finally I just left it that way. Just in case anyone would like to know, the front and back measures I used were 9″x6Β½”, good for a kindle without a cover but if yours has a cover you’ll need to add 1″ to the width. Also I made the strap Β½” narrower and almost 1″ shorter.

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    Cheryl S. says

    Well I don’t own one of these myself, but I know some that do. What a great idea for Christmas. Thank you!

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    SR says

    Love the fabric choices, the way the zipper is finished and the extra pocket. Definitely on my list of to-dos. Thanks for sharing!

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    What a great tutorial. Really clear instructions. Just a thought….if you sew the velcro to the bottom of the tab before assembly you won’t see the stitches on the front. Maybe top stich around the edge of the tab to hold top and bottom together.

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    Andra says

    This is a great tutorial, I will have to make one for my brother I think, he is very hard to buy for.

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    Love the zipper pocket on the front! I need to make a case for my new laptop and was trying to think of a way to put cord storage on it. This will do nicely (maybe with an added gusset for the wider transformer).

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    you know, Faith, this case is so darn cute because your ability to choose coordinating fabric colors is one of your strongpoints! Great tutorial!!

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    great tutorial, the pictures are clear
    my niece asked me to make her an ipod pouch, will show her yours, and see if she likes it!! finger crossed
    thanks for the giveaway chance

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    kathy h says

    Very cute ipad cover. I like how to finish the zipper ends and never saw directions for them. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Seems much easier to me now than I thought.

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    Darlene Staley says

    Love this ipad cover and thanks for sharing how to create it for this and for other devices. I like how you left the zipper visible. Makes everything else pop!

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    Annmarie says

    Great tutorial – thanks. Will make a great Christmas gift. And thanks for the chance to win the GC…..

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    jmniffer says

    Great gift idea for friends with I-pads…just need to get over my zipper phobia! Thanks for th.e tutorial and for the chance at your giveaway

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    I love your fabric for this and the tutorial is fantastic. Now, I just need to win an ipad! Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

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    CaroleM says

    Thank you! I really love this tutorial and think it would be neat to maybe make one for my husband for Christmas. I wonder if I could get my hands on some Chicago Bears fabric…

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    Kori Ireland says

    Ooh, filing this away since an ipad is on my dream list. πŸ™‚ Love the tut, thanks!

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    Kate says

    Love the zipper trick! Now is just need some gadget to measure and create for. Great tutorial. Thanks!

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    Jennifer says

    I love this idea. My kids constantly throw their ipod in their purse which has led to numerous scratches on the screen. Maybe a cute pouch is just what they need (in their stocking on Christmas morning).

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    Hallie says

    How cool! You make it look so easy! I love the fabric too.
    Thanks for such a great project. Love your blog.

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    That is so cute! I LOVE that you used the transistor radio fabric for an ipad case. How perfect is that? : )

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    bee says

    wonderful! i’ve been looking for an easy to follow tutorial on making these cases! can’t wait to give it a shot.

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    Jackie says

    I’ll be making these for Christmas for friends and family. It will be fun matching fabrics to personalities.

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    Lisa Estrada says

    I wish I had an iPad to make this case! I might just have to adapt the size and make something else.

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    Jane S. says

    Thanks for the tutorial! I don’t have an iPad, but I do use a netbook so I’ll adapt the pattern to fit that.

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    Abby says

    thank you for the tutorial – I’m considering a kindle or nook for the boyfriend for Christmas, and this will be a great starting point to make him a case to go with it!

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    Elizabeth says

    These will make great gifts for my family members! That zipper trick makes it look super nice!

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    Vale says

    Wow!! I love this, and great timing. We are gigging a Kindle this year for Christmas- I need to make one up this next weekend! Thank you!

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    Linda in PA says

    I don’t own an iPad yet, but am hoping to get one soon. I will definitely make one of these cases when I do. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Dawn says

    What a great tutorial, my IPAD is in need of a new cover. This will be a project for this weekend.

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    Annie says

    This will be a nice change from my crocheted Kindle cover and a great Christmas gift for my brother-in-law for his Ipad. Thanks!

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    Lisa says

    Thanks for a great detailed tute. This case would work very well to put a good old fashioned hardcover or paperback book in to carry along as well.

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    Cindi C says

    Love the tutorial! It would make the perfect gift for someone I know. Don’t you love doing zippers that way? I learned that method from another source. It make doing them so easy! Thanks for sharing.

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    sarah says

    these are adorable – it seems like everyone on my list has an ipod; i know what they will be getting! πŸ™‚

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    Beth says

    I love this case. My girlfriend just received an ipad for her birthday so I will need to make one for her and then maybe make one for me in case I get one from Santa!

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    Beth says

    I have been looking for a good Kindle case tutorial. THanks so much! Also thanks for the y seams tutorial. I have always been too scared to try them.

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    I LOVE this tutorial! What a wonderful gift for those that have the iPad. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I will definitely be adding this tutorial to my “every growing to do list”. πŸ™‚

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    Thanks for the sweeet tutorial! I’m putting this on my pre-Christmas list of things to make even though it looks a little challenging for me (a new sewer/quilter). I’ve never tried a zipper (EEK!) but this might be just the tutorial to push me in that direction.

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    VickiT says

    Excellent tutorial. Thank you very much. I’ve seen others but your tutorial has such great instruction.

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    I love your ipad case, and that Melody Miller print is the perfect choice. I think the hubs may need one of these for christmas!

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    Cindy says

    thanks for this Great tutorial!!! Both of my sons have ipads and so this will be the perfect gift!!! love it!

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    Jansie says

    What an awesome tutorial. Really great job with all the pics and clear instructions. Thanks so much!

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    Oh wow. I need this! I have a laptop that’s jsut slightly bigger than this and I haven’t found a cute laptop cover for it yet!

    I am soooo going to attempt this.

    Thank you!

    And thanks for the fun giveaway, too!

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    Julia C says

    I don’t own an ipad yet but just seeing that gorgeous ipad cover, I think I need to get one just to have something to put inside. I especially like the zipper!

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    CarolC says

    What a great tutorial! I know just the person to make this for. No it’s not me. I really liked your fabric choices too. The Blog hop is wonderful. Can’t wait to see what else everyone comes up with. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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    Oh I love this. The fabrics you choose are so fun and bright. I just received an iPad as a gift so I want to make one of these for myself. Maybe I’ll make one for me and one to give as a gift since this is the Christmas season. lol Thanks for the great tutorial and the giveaway.

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    Beth says

    Great tutorial. Very detailed and love the pictures. I am a visual learner. Thanks so much!

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    MarciaW says

    I like the fabric that you used for the ipad case. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. Perhaps a few charm packs from FQS will be in my near future – just in time for my b’day.

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    Pam says

    Very nice tutorial. I don’t have an I-pad or anything like that, but I do use an MP3 player, and if I miniaturized this, it would work great for that! Thanks

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    Mimi says

    Awesome tutorial!! I don’t have an iPad yet… but will save your instructions because it is something that I’m putting on my wish list. Thanks for the chance!

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    Judy says

    Sew cute! My daughter is getting an iPad for Christmas, so this will be great to go along with it!

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    Four dogs and one quilter says

    Thank you for a great tutorial. My iPad case is looking a little ratty, can’t wait to make a new one.

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    Christina says

    Adorable! Since I don’t know anyone else with an iPad, I’ll just have to make one for myself!

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    martha says

    I can not wait to try this:) Thank you so much for the tutorial:) And so glad I found your blog:)

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    Lee says

    Thanks for a great tutorial – I needed a pattern for an ipod case for my nephews and one of my sisters! thanks!

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    DebrafromMD says

    This will go on my to-make list for Christmas. Almost everyone in the family has an I pad and it will be fun to choose just the right fabric for each recipient.

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    I sure did like your tutorial – I do not own an IPad but grand children do so I could make them for the girls. Thank for a wonderful giveaway. Judy C

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    Ceil says

    This is will make a perfect gift! Thank you for the clear instructions. I think Santa will get a hint to give me an ipad so I can make one for myself… maybe I’ll make two and just see what happens!

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    Now I REALLY wish I had an I-Pad so I could make it some cute clothes. :o) Thank you for sharing your talents and for the great giveaway.

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    GREAT tutorial. I liked the comment on if I make one and leave it under my Christmas tree, that maybe I’ll get an Ipad? Just maybe! LOL! Thanks for the contest!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this tutorial. I’ve been looking for a good pattern to make an ipod and kindle cover!

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    I like this ipad case. I have made several……..changed my thinking a bit after getting an ipad! The extra pockets are nice for charger etc.
    Tutorial nicely done.

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    The zipper is genius! After adding one to my Weekender I am all about adding them to everything they really come in handy.

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    So stinkin’ cute, Faith! I love your tutorial, and your photos – you make it all click and be doable – specially since if have serious zipper issues. You wow me with everything you do!

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    Tara S says

    This is such a great idea! I am going to have to make a few of these for Christmas… and birthdays!!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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    Dawn says

    Thanks or the great tutorial for the iPad case! I think your post finally inspired me to make a cover for myself and then one for a friend. Left a message as requested on Ellison Lane Quilts for the giveaway. Enjoying all the tuts! The 12 days of tuts is a great idea!

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    Leslie Goerzen says

    Hello Faith – this is a fantabulous tutorial. Two of my quilting buddies have iPads and this would be great for them. Thanks for sharing and I love the zipper end tip.

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    Hmmm…that is very cute. I don’t know that I could make one and then give it away. Maybe I’ll have to make two πŸ˜‰ I love my iPad – it definitely deserves a pretty home. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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    Thanks so much for the clear directions on adding the ends to the zipper – I’ve been wanting to learn that! It was nice to meet you for a nanosecond at Summit!

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    Cecilia says

    Thanks for the tutorial. I have a Nook, but my two daughters have IPads and this would make a great Christmas gift for them. Thanks also for the giveaway.

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    Oh, very nice. It seems everyone has an I-pad this year. I think I NEED one! Meanwhile, I’ll be busy making them all cases for theirs.

    Thanks for the great tutorial. Merry Christmas!

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    Karey Haresty says

    wow that looks really fun. I have never done zippers before and it looks a little scary, but the tutoiral makes it look easy. I better not say that because it will be hard now I just jenx ed my self.

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    anne says

    Thanks for the tutorial. Now I just need to get a Kindle! What a great excuse. Thanks and have a great day!

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    What a great gift idea. So many people have these now. I think you could adjust the measurements very easy to hold a kindle or nook. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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    amorette says

    love your fabric choice for the main part of the cover- nice juxtaposition of old versus new technology!

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    Beth T. says

    Your choice of colors is very striking!

    Thanks for the giveaway. With Christmas coming, I could surely use a FQS gift certificate.

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    Your tutorial looks so easy to follow and with a zip as well and your fabric choices – oh so pretty! I’m ooking forward to seeing what else is happening over the next week.

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    daisy says

    wow – great tutorial thanks – just what I’ll need when I get an ipad !! and I love how you put that little strip of blue on the zip first – really great idea πŸ™‚

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    Jodi Guerrero says

    What a cute bag. I love that you add ed the zippered pocket. I wonder if I make one, show my husband and when he mentions I don’t have an I-Pad…maybe I’ll find one under the Christmas tree. Thannks again for the great tutorial.

    Thank you, FQS and Fabricworm for the giveaways and a chance to win.


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    Dee says

    Awesome tutorial and great gift for the daughter and granddaughter and daughter in law. Thank you so much!

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    This has to be the best ipad case tutorial I have seen yet, I need to find out if anybody on my list has an ipad and totally make this for them! Thanks Faith!

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    Cecillia says

    What a perfect tutorial for this holiday season. I know everyone on my list will want one…I’d better get started!! πŸ™‚

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    I do not have an iPad (yet), but I am definately bookmarking this page so that I can make a cover for it when I do get one.

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    Thanks for the great tutorial…can you guess what ever one is going to be getting for Christmas?? haha Love it! Also thanks for the chance to win this wonderful give away!

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    Thanks so much for the tutorial ~ I’ve sewn on so many zippers, I don’t even know how many ~ BUT ~ never could figure out how to do those little tabs (I know I know, but my little brain just couldn’t do it). Now I know and I’ll be using them from now on!

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    Margaret says

    Love the case! A friend just received an I Pad for a birthday gift, and I’ve been thinking about making a cover for her. Perfect! Thanks a lot!

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    Cute iPad case. I made one out of felted wool, but it would be really nice to make one with the zip pocket like you did.

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    Brenda says

    I’ve pinned your tutorial to my Pinterest board – I’ve been wanting to make something like this for my e-reader. Thanks!

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    Miz Karen says

    Thanks for the tutorial. I’ve looking for one to make a cover for my Kindle. Christmas present for me.

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    lisa conant says

    This is so nice….I made an iPad case, but the tutorial I used didn’t make an allowance for a cord compartment…love the zippered pouch in this one!

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    What a wonderful tutorial. This is going straight on my to do list! I know several people on my list will LOVE this. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great tutorial! I love the little zippered pocket. I’ll have to modify this for a Kindle for my family members πŸ™‚

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    That is a fantastic tutorial. I have a few of these I was hoping to make as holiday gifts, now I know exactly where to find the best set of instructions! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Oh, you used the NASTY “z” word. But, you did it well with the little piece of added fabric! Hope many will try them with that great tip. No pads of any kind here, but can bu used and adapted for many things. Thank you for a great tut and continued blog hop fun!

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    This is pretty awesome! I want to get my hubby an IPad for Christmas….Who knows – I just might make him his own holder for it. Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

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    LJ says

    Your case is so cute. What person wouldn’t love such a lovely case for their Ipod or Kindle? Your instructions are concise and should be easy to follow. Thanks.

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    Carol says

    Nice tutorial, thanks. I would love a chance to win a gift card to my very favorite quilt shop.

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    Lori says

    I have enjoyed your blog so much! Helpful tips/techniques/tutorials! πŸ™‚ Thank you for a great project!

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    Ashleigh says

    Great tutorial. This would make a great gift for a guy – obviously done in more manly colours.

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    Jeannette says

    Absolutly perfect! I need to make this and plan too, thanks for such a great tutorial!!

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    I’m thinking that this would be a great gift my my DH for Christmas. His work is supplying him with an iPad shortly! Thanks for the great tute!!

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    Marie says

    Great tutorial, but I wish I had seen this sooner. I already made myself an iPad cover. Then again it wouldn’t hurt to have two;-) I LOVE the addition of the zipper on the outside. I have a thing for zippers like I have a thing for pom pom fringe…

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    Great tute…and now I *need* an ipad even more, ha!!!

    Love love love your work – and thanks for the opportunity to enter such a great giveaway!

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    Thanks for the tutorial!

    I do already own a pattern for Kindles/Nooks/iPads, but it’s always nice to have a variety to choose from. I know the boyfriend is eyeballing a Kindle Fire, so I may have to sew one up pretty soon this holiday season!

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    Dawn says

    I love the way you got the zipper onto the front of the case. I might have to make one of these for my daughter who keeps dropping her iTouch. It’s needs some cushioning.

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    Beth says

    YIPEE Another gift scratched off the list!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love the fabric you used on yours. The zippered pocket is great.

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    Great tutorial…really nice, clear instructions, and good photos. I can never seem to get enough light in my shots for tutorials! Love your ipad project, and thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway!

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    Joy says

    Great tutorial (and thanks for all the process pictures!)…thanks for posting it. I love your fabric choices!

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    Anna says

    I love this! Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us, I am definitely going to use it in the near future! πŸ™‚

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    Sandy Corey says

    I too like your treatment of the zipper ends. Good idea!!!
    Thanks too for the chance to be a winner.

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    Mhairi says

    Now all I need is an i-pad!
    With this tutorial in those amazing colours I am convinced it is the must have for next year, writing my letter to Santa now!!! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing a great tutorial

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    Shawna G. says

    You made that look so easy. I ‘d like to give it a try. I have not yet put a zipper in anything but the zipper ends really do give it a finished and polished look. I’m learning so much (I’m a beginner) and I have lots of projects on my to-do list now. Thanks for the giveaway.


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    Second Chance Tan says

    Fab, fab, fab…………. if I knew someone with an ipad I would make them one of these xx

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    Amy in VA says

    The birthday fairy next week ‘may’ be bringing me an iPad. Would I jinx it if I started on the cover now? Thanks for the chance to win.

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    dyanne says

    great tutorial. am getting the new kindle pad when it comes out in november, and i’ll have this case ready to go.

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    Elaine says

    Thanks for this great tutorial. My granddaughter just got a tablet and this would be ideal for her. Now I just have to get busy and make one for her.

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    That is super cute! Now I need to go get an iPad so I can make one for me. πŸ˜‰ thanks for sharing! And for the great giveaway. I am loving this blog tour of tutorials!

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    This is a great tutorial! I’m hoping to get either an ipad or a kindle soon, so I pinned this to make a cover once I get one πŸ™‚ thank you!

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    Jenn says

    Hmm… I dunno, that has a zipper in it and zippers are scary. That actually looks like a really nice way to handle a zipper. I might just be able to do it. This is a really nice tutorial. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to try it out. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

    jennhgray at gmail dot com

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    Shannon says

    I love that fabric! I WISH I had an iPad. *swoon* I often steal my boyfriend’s but he would kill me if I removed the boring black cover he has on it. Men. πŸ˜›

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    Zoe says

    This is great! My parents are about to get Kindles, this would be a great christmas present πŸ™‚

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    Jodi R says

    Great tutorial. Seems to be pretty well explained. Might see if I can adapt it for a non iPad use as I don’t have one.

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    Mary Ann B says

    Great tutorial! Thank you, I have several to make for gifts now!
    And thank you for the give away!
    Mary Ann

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    Carolyn says

    Thanks for the pattern and the give away. I love how the ends were added to the zipper it a good idea.

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    This is one of the best online tutorials I have seen.
    Oh, if only I had a iPad but am sure I can adjust the pattern to fit other things.


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    Aggiequilter says

    Joining the Hop late, I’m catching up !
    I don’t have an iPad (yet) but my daughter does, she’ll love this ! Thanks for such a good, clear tutorial !

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    Greast case and super simple instructions:) Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric and for the inspiration this morning:)

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    Thanks for the lovely tutorial. Just saw your post about the Christmas stocking, I’ll see if I can find enough time to make one to send.

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    Beth T. says

    Get this: after months of discussing whether we “need” an iPad, my sweetheart is now planning a trip to Russia. Discussion closed. Now I need to get stitching accoutrements for the ever-so-necessary tablet. Thanks for the tute.

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    Denise says

    I have been looking for an ipad case that I actually liked, and this is it!! Thanks for the tutorial! So can I make my own gift?? OF Course I can!
    Thanks again

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    jenne says

    what a great blog hop. I have been looking for some holiday ideas- thanks for all the great ones.

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    Sue says

    this is totally awesome! My first blog hop and i am totally blown away! I want to make every project listed!

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    Linda says

    I cannot wait to get started on this! 4 out of 5 in my family have iPads and they will make awesome gifts. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kathy MacKie says

    Sweet Tutorial, aren’t we lucky as quilters that we can create unique and one of a kind items we can use in our daily life. Thanks.

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    I don’t have any family members with an ipad but maybe I could adjust the pattern to fit a laptop? Thanks for the idea and for the chance to win!

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    Kate says

    I absolutely love this little case — adapted a bit for my friend’s little notebook, it will be just the perfect thing. Thanks!

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    Shannon Q says

    This is EXACTLY what I’ve been googling for!! Off to start working on it…THANK YOU!!!!

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    thanks for this tutorial.
    it would definitely have to be a gift, since i am not a proud owner of an ipad. πŸ™
    and, thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!!