Wednesday, December 5, 2012

iPad Covers!

I am a little out of control making iPad covers.  I only have one iPad (well, clearly!), but I became slightly obsessed this past weekend making these cuties.

Using the Fluffy Sheep Quilting iPad cover tutorial created by Geraldine of Sophie Belle Design (published in the shop newsletter) I made these:




I altered the tute a bit to include quilting a bit of batting onto the exterior panels of the front and back.  I also eliminated the elastic cord described in the tutorial and instead used a piece of ribbon to close the top of the iPad snuggie.

You see, I had first strictly followed the tutorial and made this one:



I learned a thing or two in the process.  First, these fit a "naked" iPad perfectly.  However, mine is usually sporting on of those magnetic screen cover things (see? in the first two photos?) that add a bit of bulk to the width of the iPad.

Second, I can not get elastic cord in Galway (shocking...) so I tried to use a hair tie.  It was too thick and short, making the closure a bit funny.



And finally I thought a larger print looked better.  I'll still take the elastic cord-sporting smaller version and modify it again to make the closure a bit better.  It will still be loved and used.  But the little fishy and scooter versions just make my heart flutter.





Thank you, Geraldine!  These were a treat!

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11 comments:

memmens said...

I love those scooters prints, I've used the pink but maybe now is the time to dig out that blue! Great job - do you have a lot of iPads?
I use hair bands too but mine look thinner than those, shop around and you might find better ones.

Susan Standen said...

They look fab, and that's three Christmas presents you can tick off your list.

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the scooter fabric! I need to make one of these for a Christmas gift!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! Beautiful covers! I wish I had iPad! Wonderful fabrics also! x Teje

Judith, Belfast said...

Brilliant pressie makes! Love those cute wee fishys! Jxo

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

brilliant! I love the fish one :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Love them both!

Lynne said...

They look like great fun!

Lynz said...

I couldn't choose between the fishes and the scooters, they are both awesome! Oh, wait. I don't have an iPad. Rats...

Katy Cameron said...

Love these! My mum's requested a cover for hers for Christmas - at least it won't be as complex as the double decker one my dad wanted at the start of the year!

Flying Blind... said...

Excellent x

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