We've had our iPad2 since late last year but I managed to make a case only today. Installing a zipper is always daunting for me, hence, the delay.
The outer cover is denim lined with fusible fleece. I printed out an Apple logo and used it as a template to make my applique.
The interior is quilting weight cotton lined with light fusible interfacing. I used a continuous zipper cut to length for this purpose. As with my other recent projects posted here (cosmetic bag and travel wallet), I opted for bias binding to give the cover a nice finish.
Most handmade iPad cases I've seen around are simple sleeves or zippered pouches (like large cosmetic bags) so I hope this gives you inspiration to try out something different. Elastic corners to hold the iPad and all around zippered closure for maximum security!
I was so honoured to have my travel wallet be part of the PBW Featured Projects of 2011 that it got me inspired to try and make an even better version of it. I completed it last night and what can I say...this must be one of the best things I have ever sewn in my life...
Left side with pen holder, passport pocket, ticket pocket and one long pocket
Right side with ID and credit card slots, 2 other pockets and luggage key holder
Cover...great fabric, right?
With all my stuff
It has all the features of my first travel wallet (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382278.msg4523760#4523760) except it has one less long pocket (I thought it was not necessary) and also, one less card slot. It is much thicker than the first one as I used ultra firm stabilizer for the cover and light fusible interfacing for the rest of its parts. I also made the bias binding tape myself and now that I know how to do that, I am never going back to boring, plain, bias tapes again!
So happy with it. Anyway, hope you like this one as much as I do!
I've been having real fun making these cosmetic bags. So far I've made 3. I like it so much because it is not like the usual zippered bags/pouches. I think the binding gives the bag a really finished look.
The finished size is 5" (H) by 7" (W) b7 2.5" (D).
Hello! I have not been here for some time now as I have not had much spare time to sew lately. But finally, I got my travel wallet done yesterday after much procrastinating. I am pretty pleased with the outcome.
The closed wallet is about 4 3/4" by 8 1/2".
This is what the inside looks like.
The left side has two angled pockets, one for the passport and one for the airline ticket and boarding pass and an elastic pen loop.
The right side has an ID window, card slots, two long pockets for some cash and a holder for my luggage key.
The wallet is very sturdy and thick. I found it quite hard to hand sew the bias tape but I think it gave the whole thing a nice finished look.
Thanks for looking! Your comments are always appreciated.
Have not been sewing for a while so I'm really glad to be back here with a finished project.
Here's a small clutch I recently made. I think the flex frame is a nice change from the usual zipper closure. It was very easy to install too. I think the size of this clutch is just right for those quick trips to the supermarket or the bank or when taking the kids to school. Perfect for my keys, mobile phone, some cash and driver's license.
Don't you just adore that fabric?
The flex frame closure is surely to keep everything secure inside.
Found a very inexpensive black fabric that I thought would be perfect for a mini messenger bag. At first, I thought it would turn out boring but when I was done, it actually turned out great! I really love it!
I had some leftover fabric from the two fat quarters I used and found inspiration from Pink Penguin's patchwork zippered pouch. I didn't use her tutorial though because I am already used to making this pouch my own way.
So happy with this laptop bag I made for my daughter, not only because I think I did a pretty decent job, but because I used materials I already had on hand, including some I had salvaged from old stuff! You might find the colour combination a little odd but those are the school colours (navy blue, maroon and yellow gold) and I wanted the bag to look like it was an official school bag.
Sorry, I had to blur out the school logo for privacy reasons. I got that embroidered logo from a worn out school uniform.
Close-up of patchwork stitch. Saved the strap from a bag I had already thrown out a long time ago. Just added a denim strip to make it blend better with the bag.
Used pre-quilted fabric for the lining
View of the inside
The bag is super thick since aside from the pre-quilted lining, I lined the denim with fusible fleece. Had doubts my sewing machine could handle the thickness but luckily, it did. Hopefully, that will be enough padded protection for the laptop!