{simple felt iPad sleeve}

December 4, 2012

A couple months ago (after dreaming about it for about a year) I finally caved in and bought an iPad. I kind of justified the purchase by getting it as a treat for starting a new job and I have to say: I LOVE it!

All it needed was a little home to live in while I’m not there. So I bought some felt at the craft store and used a doily that I had purchased during one of the visits to the flea market back in summer. All in all it cost me about $2.50 to make. Have I told you that I love nifty & thrifty (and quick & easy!) projects?! ;)

What you’ll need:

  • felt in your choice of color
  • crocheted doily
  • velcro
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • scissors

How to:

  1. Cut the felt to size.
    Width: 10 1/2 in (26,5 cm); Height: 17 3/4 in (45 cm).
  2. Sew the doily onto the felt (using thread in the color of your doily).
  3. Fold over the felt, leaving 2 in (5 cm) on top for a flap.
  4. Sew the two sides shut. I used a fancy cross stitch, just to make it more sturdy, but you can use any stitch really.
  5. To finish the project, sew velcro on the flap and front of the sleeve.

I’m partying here! ❤

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  1. Oh, I so need an iPad ;-) Thanx for the tuto!!
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  2. Das IPad habe ich schon etwas länger aber das Cover gefilzt natürlich fehlt mir noch.. Schön sieht es aus, gefällt mir.
    Lg Sylvia
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    • Vielen lieben Dank, Sylvia! :)
      Ich habe gerade gesehen, dass Du auch selbst filzt — da hat man ja noch viel mehr Möglichkeiten bei der Gestaltung des Covers.
      Ich würd mich freuen Deine Version zu sehen, falls Du auch ein Cover machst.
      Liebe Grüße,

  3. What a cute little case! Thanks for sharing. Megan
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  4. Love it! I’m also wanting an ipad…hopefully Santa is reading this.
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  5. Love the way this looks!! I’ve been wanting to make one for my Nook! Thanks for the inspiration! xo Holly
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  6. I love it! Quick craft for a chic Christmas gift ;)
    Thank you for sharing! Pinned!

  7. Wow that turned out fabulous! I love the striking contrast of the doily on that darker felt, so pretty!
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  8. Really looove it! It’s so beautiful and perfect with the doily! Thanks for the tutorial!!! Have a happy day
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  9. This is so delicate! It is on my to-do list :)
    Thank you for inspiring!
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  10. That’s so cute! I made a phone case and sunglasses case in a similar way„ but took the lazy route and glued the doily to the fabric instead of stitching :) Go you for doing it properly–it looks superb! (If I had an iPad„ I’d be wanting one :D)
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  11. Thanks for the party,Vanessa!!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  12. I am so doing this — I just got an iPad too and need to protect it from sticky little fingers!!
    Any ideas of what fabric to use if I don’t have any felt?
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  13. I so love this! Where did you get this beautiful felt? I have been scouring shops here in Münster, Germany. but I can’t find any in the right size! Fo the thing I intend to make this for I’d need at least 32cm…
    Keep up the good work, love this!

  14. Das sieht wirklich toll aus. So einfach und doch so individuell und chic. Hast du dieses Deckchen einfach innen einmal und dann weiter außen noch mal angenäht oder sollte man das auf jeder Höhe machen, damit es wirklich bombenfest ist?
    Und kann man auch selbstklebenden Klettverschluss nehmen oder taugt das nicht?
    Bin noch Anfängerin im Nähen… ;)

    VG Jenny

    • Vielen lieben Dank für Deinen netten Kommentar, Jenny! :)
      Ich habe das Spitzendeckchen außen und innen komplett festgenäht und dann zwischendrin noch ab und an festgemacht, damit es nirgendwo festhängen kann.
      Ich glaube selbstklebender Klettverschluss wird nicht stark genug haften, deshalb habe mich mich dazu entschieden ihn festzunähen. Aber auch das kannst Du mit den Händen machen, wenn Du mit der Nähmaschine noch nicht so firm bist. :)
      Ganz liebe Grüße und eine schöne neue Woche!

  15. wow this looks amazing! Its super pretty and I have to pin this! Might be making one in the future :)
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  16. What a great idea to decorate with a doily! Very Pretty.
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