Friday, July 5, 2013

Scared Silly

It’s always the silly little projects that throw me for a loop.

Case in point:  this iPad mini cover that my mom requested.  I took home a tracing of the device for reference.

Throw a twenty piece pattern at me with all sorts of complicated techniques and I will happily dive right in.  But ask me to cover a rectangular object with fabric and I freak out.

I spent a day thinking about the possibilities.  Then I did a few google searches and researched what other people had come up with.

Then it came to me – make a little purse for the darn thing.

I have made an envelope clutch before, and it seemed like a good place to start.

Time was limited, so I gathered some quilting cotton from the stash, and decided to add a layer of fleece (the purchase was a mistake, but it does come in handy every once in a while!).  This will probably not prevent damage from any drop from a significant height, but it will prevent scratching.

A loop and button were added as a closure.  I seriously dislike velcro, and pushing down on a metal snap in the middle of a delicate electronic device seemed like a bad idea . . .

So there you have it – a project that was completely out of my comfort zone.  And it turns out that it matches back quite nicely to her purse!


  1. Ow love the fabric! It looks great!

  2. Hahaa - I just acquired that fabric a few weekends ago. Cute use!

  3. Very pretty, and it does its job with a touch of class. Thanks, Honey!

  4. Terrific idea! This turned out so beautifully - if I had an ipad, I'd want a very similar case for it. How sweet of you to create this wonderful cover for your dear mom.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Ahh I'm the same. Sure, throw a fitted, boned gown at me, but a pillow case?? No way man ;P

  6. Ha, I have trouble with little projects like this too! This case turned out so nicely, though!