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Gadget Guard

from Dog Under My Desk
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard
Gadget Guard

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sewing machine basics - seam allowances, stitch length & position, etc.

Pattern Description:

This has been near the top of my list since the beginning. My friends, family and myself have been enjoying these for years and I decided it was finally time to share the secret. The last time I started writing this pattern, I tried to make pattern pieces for each size, and then a week later new devices came out and I realized there was no way to do it without leaving someone out or constantly updating the pattern. So, I found a a way for you to use the formula that I used to create your own pattern pieces. This way it doesn't matter if your iPad or tablet or e-reader have a case on them, or you have a less common laptop size.

This is a super clean, perfect corner zipper installation technique that you will learn and can apply to any top-zip bag or pouch. The open-wide feature allows you to get that super snug fit by allowing full clearance of the zipper. Make them in smaller sizes to hold embroidery or make a purse pack to hold all the little things that keep you from switching purses all the time. Box the bottom corners for a pouch will sit open wide. Skip the pocket and quilt or patchwork the cover. This is a really great, basic pattern that you will make over and over. It's fast, especially without the pocket, and you can make them for any thin device!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • A snug fit for your device.


  • Fabric requirements will depend on the size of your device.
  • Guidelines:
  • Laptops: 1 yard main fabric, 1/2 to 1 yard lining
  • Tablets: 1/2 to 1 yard main fabric, 1/2 yard lining
  • Mini tablets & e-readers: 1/2 yard main fabric, 1/2 yard lining
  • Woven fusible interfacing: 1/2 yard to 1 yard
  • Batting alternative Soft & Stable or Bosal In R Form: 1/2 yard - 1 yard
  • 2 nylon zippers each 4" longer than your device (Recommended: #4.5 long pull purse zippers)
  • 2" of paper backed fusible web (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Rotary mat & cutter - No pattern pieces provided for this custom sized sleeve
  • 90 or 100 Microtex/Sharp or Topstitch or Denim needles
  • Marking tool such as chalk or an air erasable marker
  • Point turner
  • Pins and binding clips

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