Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pleated iPad Sleeve

Initially I was going to design a case for my iPad but found a tutorial at Moda Bake Shop I really like.

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They actually offer three different style options; my choice was the downward-facing pleated version. Hoffman Fabrics’ Bali Pops fabric strips were used for my project.

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Two modifications were made to the original tutorial. First, and most important to me, was using heavy-duty Pellon interfacing (similar to the now-defunct Timtex product Amy Butler used to recommend) in addition to the quilt batting called for in the instructions. I wanted extra protection for my iPad. Now the sleeve seems sturdier which relieves my mind.

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I basted the quilt batting to the exterior pleated fabric and stitched in the ditch on the pleat rows as directed. The Pellon was applied to the lining fabric (periwinkle-colored Minky).

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My other modification was again with equipment safety in mind. I added a small flap so my iPad doesn’t inadvertently slip out of the sleeve.

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A decorative button was made out of a piece of scrap fabric. I love making covered buttons; something about them makes me smile.

I really like the way Moda Bake Shop used solid white pieces interspersed with brightly-colored strips in their projects, so I’ll try that the next time I make another iPad sleeve.


nicolette said...

That’s lovely June!

I have a Sherbert balipop waiting for a project, but I don’t have an iPad. We can’t buy them yet...LOL!
But it will do for anything. It looks really great!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is so pretty and practical, June!

My Owl Barn said...

That looks fantastic! Love all the delicious colors of the fabrics you used. Have a great day!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Nice job, JunieMoon! It's beautiful and I like the way all those batiks look together like that, it's elegant.
Smiles, Karen

Jill said...

You are Mrs Clever-britches - there's no wonder I turn to you for help in my hours of creative need :0)

shenry said...

I like your modifications. You're always thinking!

(Also, thanks for the smidge of iPad envy I'm feeling now.)