My friend absolutely loved the case I made for her for her iPad (along with many of my other friends who have now put in a request for one to be made for their birthdays!) and asked if I could make one for her dad for Father’s Day, no problem I said, the only catch was that this was for a iPad mini so I needed a different pattern. As I was already doing a different sized pattern than I have previously I decided to change it slightly and make a case with a flap fastening.
I had some spare fabric by the Cotton Craft Company from my octopuses and thought it would be great for this make so I checked with my friend who loved it and thought it would be perfect. I love this fabric – I will be getting some more when I see it next, you don’t often see fabrics which are perfect for male makes, most are too flowery or are not the right colours!
I hope they like it as much as me!
– For main case one piece of fabric 13 by 9 1/2 inches
– Contrasting flap fabric piece, 13 inches by 2 1/2 inches
– Lining piece for quilting and piece of batting 13 by 9 1/2 inches
– Lining for pocket – one piece of fabric 13 by 12 inches
– Piece of ribbon 6 inches long
•. Lie the flap piece along the top of the main pocket piece right sides together and sew along to attach.
• Layer the lining piece for quilting and batting on top of the main pocket piece – avoiding the contrasting flap piece. Pin to secure then complete quilting in pattern desired, I did diagonal lines for this one, following the line in the gap between the anchors.
•. Place right sides together, pin and sew along the longest side at the bottom and up the side right to the top of the flap, but leaving the top flap side unstitched.
• Turn right side out, it’s now ready for lining.
• Take lining piece, place right sides together and sew down the side (the 11 1/2 inch side) and along the bottom (the 12 2/2 inch side), leaving the top unworked. Do not turn the lining, and place into the pocket.
• Fold the top of the pocket in 1/4 of an inch and fold the lining 1/4 out so that the two folds meet on the inside, repeat the whole way around pinning as you go, Making sure in the centre of the back you also insert the two ends from the piece of ribbon making the loop for going over the button, then sew around close to the edge with the machine.