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Emma iPad cover with side zipper

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Gail Seymour
Price $8.00
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PDF pattern instructions to make this beautiful yet simple to construct case, padded, fully lined with zipper pocket and closure, and handles for your iPad, iPad 2, tablet computer, or Kindle DX!

Super fast and simple construction. Great for gifts, boutique or sell your own creations on Etsy!

This Pattern is designed to fit any device up to 10" x 7.5" x 1/2" inlcuding full sized tablets like the iPad 1, 2, 3 or 4, Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1", and more. This pattern is a little oversized to accommodate a device with a cover. With so many covers available it is impossible to anticipate every style and size of cover that might fit. The larger cover I tested is a bluetooth Keyboard style cover for iPad2. It measures 7.5” x 9.7” x1/2” and was a snug fit. Very fitted covers slide in easily.

You can use this pattern to create a cover with zipped pockets on both sides, or a cover with just the single zipper and no side pocket. Instructions will give the simple modifications.

If you have never installed a zipper, no problem! The method used is extremely easy. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this cover. The inside is fully lined, all seams are enclosed in the finished case and it is fully padded to protect your device. The process is super simple with a professional finished result.

Patterns by Gaila Designs

This detailed pattern will take you step-by-step through the construction of the cover. Every step is described and a full color photograph is provided to illustrate the step. No assuptions of skill are made (other than operating your sewing machine!) and each step is brief and logically stated in large print.

I have been sewing for interiors for over 20 years and have attended numerous classes, seminars and other instructional venues. I hope that sharing my experience with you in making beautiful items for your home will give you much pleasure and lessen frustration with trying to 'figure out' how to make an item without instructions or with limited instructions.

Questions or concerns about the pattern are welcome!

by Kauth, Kathy
on November 21st, 2018

I loved it, it worked up quickly and the pattern was very easy to follow.

by Kranz, Vicki
on July 11th, 2013

Just the right size for my iPad and some accessories.

by Nanna Jo
on December 24th, 2012

I am really glad I made a prototype first, as I put embroidery designs on the front and back, and had trouble centering them. I do feel that it is unnecessary to cut the fabric so large, only to have to cut it down to size later, as this made placing the zipper so that the pull was in the correct place a little tricky. This one is a gift, but I will be making another for myself and will try cutting the fabric closer to the right size initially.

by Strickland, Sandra
on December 23rd, 2012

I am very happy with this pattern. I will be making a couple of
these in the near future. Also enjoy your web site and the ease
of ordering and downloading patterns.
Thanks, Sandra Strickland

by Willett, Linda
on May 16th, 2012

I love this pattern! Easy to follow directions.

by baldwin, linda
on April 6th, 2012

Love it! Directions were very good, pattern easy to follow and size was excellent for iPad in a case.


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Supplies for the iPad, tablet, Kindle DX case:

1/2 yard of fabric (consider pattern placement if fabric has a large, noticeable motif, may need more fabric. Consider direction of print) Best to take pattern shopping.

1/2 yard of fabric for lining.

Batting, poly or cotton, 2 pieces approx. 11” by 16” (heavier weight fabrics, lighter weight batting; lighter weight fabrics, heavier batting) Cotton batting is flatter, poly will be fluffier.

2 - 14” zippers (longer is ok) in coordinating color (nylon coil) or 28” of zipper by the foot and two pulls.

2 – small tassel on a loop of cord

1 yard of 1 ½” Grosgrain ribbon for handles


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