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“I like Gail's well-written patterns with pictures and this one is simple to make. It is similar to another bag of hers,except that is is narrower and there is no pocket. However, I am having a problem with the zipper catching on the lining at the top. There doesn't seem to be anything to keep the lining from dropping down towards the offset zipper (unless I overlooked something in the instructions).”
PDF pattern instructions to make this beautiful yet simple to construct case, padded, fully lined with zipper closure and shoulder strap for your iPad, iPad 2, tablet computer, or Kindle DX!
Super fast and simple construction. Great for gifts, or to sell your own creations!
The pattern for this set of instructions will fit your iPad, iPad 2, tablet, Kindle DX or any device up to 10.5" x 7.5" x 1/2". 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 iPad 2. It measures 7.5” x 9.7” x1/2” and was a snug fit. Very fitted covers slide in easily.
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!
Permissions for pattern use
If you would like to use this pattern to create cases to sell, that is permissable. Please include a note of credit for the pattern source and a link to this site. Individual pieces sewn by you are wonderful, no mass production is permitted.
This pattern is legally protected by copyright. Photocopying, electronic distriburion, publication, printing, posting online or reproducing any portion of the instructions, photographs, or pattern without permission is strictly prohibited.
Supplies for the iPad, tablet, Kindle DX case:
1/3 yard of fabric (consider pattern placement if fabric has a large, noticeable motif, may need more fabric. Consider direction of print. 1/3 yard assumes bag will be cut across the width of the fabric. To cut lengthwise, get 1 yard)
Best to take pattern when shopping.
1/3 yard of fabric for lining.
Batting, poly or cotton, 1 piece approx. 11” by 32” (heavier weight fabrics, lighter weight batting, lighter weight fabrics, heavier batting) Cotton batting is flatter, poly will be fluffier.
1 - 12” zipper (longer is ok) in coordinating color (nylon coil) or 12” of zipper by the foot and one pull.
1/3 yd tassel trim
Handle/strap and hardware to attach.
I like Gail's well-written patterns with pictures and this one is simple to make. It is similar to another bag of hers,except that is is narrower and there is no pocket. However, I am having a problem with the zipper catching on the lining at the top. There doesn't seem to be anything to keep the lining from dropping down towards the offset zipper (unless I overlooked something in the instructions).