Sunday, January 13, 2013

ipad mini cover

My oldest daughter got an Ipad mini for Christmas and I thought it was high time to make a proper fabric cover for it. I pulled out quite a stack of very bright and colorful fabrics thinking some fun patchwork design was about to happen when my daughter announced that she did not want a patchwork cover. Whaaaaat?!?!?!? She wanted something simple and classy!!! 

So, this is what I came up with. What do you think?


I used jeans fabric for the base of the cover and inserted just a simple strip of green striped fabric for a little added interest. I just could not go completely plain, I'm sure you understand.


I used fusible fleece to make both panels nicely padded, and wonderfully soft polka dotty flannel for the lining.


I then added this fun little patch closure which is my absolute favorite part of the whole cover. I so love how it adds just the right amount of playfulness and interest.


I used solid colored binding to give the cover a nice polished look. I was not sure how to attach the binding in a way that both sides would look equally well. At the end I went with hand stitched binding using a running stitch.


To sum it all up, I think I did pretty good considering "the restrictions". And, my daughter loves to use it and said it looks exactly the way she wanted it. What more can I ask for, right?

Oh, and you know what? While I was at it, I made myself a new cover for my back up point and shoot camera.

 
As you can see, I did not hold back when it came to patchwork or brightness on this one.


Thanks for stopping by, friends. Hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening. Svetlana

15 comments:

  1. Well since you had all the patchworky stuff out it would have been a shame not to use it! Love both cases, and glad you have 2 satisfied customers!

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  2. Love you mini i-pad case... The hand- binding touch is so nice!! I really like the running stitches look.. The second one is lovely as well!! :))

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  3. Two great cases! I especially love your camera case, but you did a great job with your "custom order." :)

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  4. Both are totally gorgeous - I really like the look of the running stitches on the binding.

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  5. I love the case you made for your daughter! Even though she wanted it plain, it's adorable!!! Yours is great too, and I love how you didn't hold back :) Lol

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  6. Both darling, and what a review from your daughter!

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  7. I think they're both adorable!

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  8. Both of the cases are lovely - and I am with you, the closure with the sweet elephants is a really cute touch to your daughters case!

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  9. Love the little details on your mini ipad case...the hand stitching on the binding is the icing on the cake!!!

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  10. I think they both look great! Loving the colors in yours and the little ellies in your daughters. Super!

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  11. both gorgeous projects well done.xx

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  12. :) that's why I want to sew as much as possible for my little kids while they're little. :) I like both. The second is too low volume for me but I like the style. Wonderful made. Greetings from here!

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  13. Both of these are darling, and I love that they each have their own style. I may love your patchwork case just a teensy bit more... :)

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  14. haha. How to let a mama down - no patchwork! ;-) Your case looks great though - looks like we were on similar tracks this week!

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  15. They are so nice! Really like the combination of colors and fabrics in your daughter's case.

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