Hello! After two posts introducing the tools and places to buy materials, are you ready to start doing something? I guess ….no, that’s why today I’m here to share a tutorial on making a simple iPad mini case.
Why iPad but not any other items?
Firstly, I am an Apple Fan, so mostly my products are designed for use with Apple products and of course for myself to use too if nobody wants to buy it! 😉
Secondly, as mentioned in the title, it is a simple case –yes very simple to show you the basics of this handicraft work.
Okay, lets start !
1. Measure the size of iPad mini
Height: 7.87” (20cm), Width: 5.3” (13.5cm), Depth: 0.28” (0.72cm)
This is the most important and must-do thing for every sewing product if you don’t want after finish, you can not use for your purpose ( an iPad mini) !
2. Draw and cut in paper
We are going to do the case horizontally, with the seams in both sides.
The width of the case will be: 20cm+0.5×2= 21cm Imagine when you put the iPad into the case, because it is not flat, we should remember to calculate the depth.
As i mentioned above, measurement is very important step, if you make a mistake, you could not use it for your purpose, that means you maybe have a small notebook case instead of iPad mini case
So, I go for the size: 22cm x 14cm
The iPad case will have two sides: front (14 cm height), back (14cm height) and the flap (around 9cm height) to cover the front.
3. Now, cut this paper case and apply to leather
4. Then, on both edges, use the hole puncher to punch the hole
5. Stich 2 sides together
When sewing, don’t tighten too much, there will be wrinkles, and if its too loose , it won’t look nice.
6. Finally, we’ll make a leather strap to wrap around, protect the case and make it look nicer.
And, hurraaaa…..this is how the product looks.
Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.