Upcycle- iPad Case

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Last week was upcycle week. I took two napkins (both purchased from World Market) and one thrifted belt…

I created my own iPad case.
Would you like to make one? It is super easy. Let me show you how.

What you will need:
  • 2 napkins
  • 1 belt
  • 2 8 x 11 inch pieces of fleece
  • Velcro
  • Glue gun
  • Sewing machine

How to assemble your iPad case:
1. Cut the fabric for the back side and top flap of your case. You need to cut two pieces. Cut one piece 8 x 11 inches. The other cut 11 x 11 inches.
2. Cut the fabric the front side of your case. Cut one piece 8 x 11 inches.
3. Cut two pieces of felt 8 x 11 inches.
4. Cut two pieces from your belt each 6 1/2 inches long.
5. Cut off the pointy end of your belt. (I don’t know what it is called. Feel free to fill me in on what it is called. )
6. Cut the pointy end in half. You should now have two pointy ends. One from the front of your belt and one from the back of the belt. See picture below or let me know if you need a better explanation.
7. Sew two button holes on your 8 x 11 inch piece of fabric you cut for the top flap of your case. The buttonholes should be the same width of your belt. They should be located 2 inches from the side of the top flap, and two inches from the bottom of your top flap.
8. Open your button holes with your seam ripper.
9. Pull your belt through the buttonhole on your top flap and glue it to the backside of your fabric.
10. Sew together your top flap with the belt glued in to your 11 x 11 piece of fabric you cut for the
 backside of your case. Make sure the front side of the fabric is facing each other. It should be a little lumpy with the belt, but just hold the fabric as tight and straight as you can as it goes through your sewing machine.
11. Once you turn the fabric right side out it should look like what you see in the image.
12. Glue on your Velcro to the 8 x 11 piece of fabric you cut for the front of your case. I cut my Velcro 1 3/4 inch long. I placed it 2 inches from the side and 1 1/2 inches from the bottom.
13. Sew on the Velcro.
14. Pin your fabric together in the following order: Felt piece #1, Backside/top flap fabric(with belt), front fabric(with velcro)  , felt piece #2. Sew around the 3 outside edges.
15. Turn inside out. Then glue the other side of your velcro to your belt.
16. Remember those pointy ends of your belt? Glue those to the top of your belt. Then you are finished!
iPad Case

Front side


Inside without iPad.

Inside with iPad.

I love my iPad case!
Let me know if you have any questions on how to make your own.


  1. This is such a great idea! And i love the patterns on the napkins you chose. I definitely want to try this!

    1. Thanks Carla! Let me know if you have any questions with the tutorial. I'm happy to help.

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  3. I LOVE this! Especially the straps =)

    Visiting from Sew Can Do


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