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iPad Carrying Case Pattern


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This is the sewing pattern with all of the full sized pattern pieces and source notes you need to start making these popular cases. I show some cool tricks to learn with this pattern, like how to make a professional bag with no exposed seams. (See the inside photo.) A little history on why I chose to make this bag for the iPad: My Kindle Fire cases are really popular and cool, so I wanted to design something similar for the iPad. I borrowed an iPad from my friend, Nancy, and proceeded to make umpteen prototypes. None of them satisfied me. The iPad is simply too heavy and too thin to work properly with a case like the one I make for the Kindle Fire. (There are patterns out there, but I don't think that design is right for the iPad product.) To get that one right, I would have had to start using glue and chipboard, which doesn't sound like a lot of fun for me or for you. So I talked to Nancy more, and to my other friends who use iPads. It sounded like they all purchased a good cover or stand when they bought the iPad originally. They just wanted something to carry it in, something with handles. I found that there is a serious glut of good swivel stands out there for the iPad - I bought one for $12 on Amazon. Since those actually work and they are affordable, I designed this bag to work with them. So you keep your iPad inside the bag while you use it - if you want to, of course. Nancy says it makes her feel that the iPad is more secure and she keeps hers in her bag 24/7. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY you really just need to know how to operate your sewing machine because I walk you through every step. There are some parts that will come out better for either the very patient novice or the more experienced sewist. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 8" by 10" by 1.5"

Supplies Needed

  • View A- either a fat quarter or 1/3 yard of fabric
  • View B- 1/3 yard of fabric
  • Lining, use Cotton Duck Canvasview A or B, 1/3 yard

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Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for the coming school year. I was known as a creative dresser. I wrote my first sewing pattern in 2006 as part of applying for a patent. Now I have thousands of satisfied sewing pattern customers and am very happy to be part of the bourgeoning online sewing community. See books that feature my work and follow my various adventures on my blog. Find printed versions of several of my patterns in the current Simplicity Catalog.