Friday, November 12, 2010

Project Day: Vintage Chenille iPad Carry

Our iPad goes everywhere with us. Only problem is the black case that came with it is so unattractive. So I decided to make a cute carry for it.
You will need:
  • 6 inch Chenille squares [ I buy mine in bulk from Ebay but you can cut your own or you can use any kind of fabric you like, I just adore vintage chenille that's all!]
  • Length of ribbon for a tie [ mine is a vintage floral ribbon picked up at a thrift store].
If you use the pre cut squares like me, you need 12 in total. Basically you just need to cover the height and width of the ipad and leave some grace for a ribbon casing and seams. Lay the squares out on a table and arrange them to your preference.
Sew them together like a patchwork quilter would. Start with 2, right sides together, sew along one side. Repeat until you have 6 sets of 2 panels. Sew these together to make 2 panels [ 6 squares each]. Sew these 2 panels rights sides together leaving a top space of approx 1-2 inches for the ribbon casing.
Fold down the top and sew all around to make the ribbon casing. Leave a gap for the ribbon to thread through. Attach the ribbon to a giant safety pin and thread it through the casing. Tie knots in the end of the ribbon to stop fraying. Turn it right side out, poke out the corners and that's it!
Smiles this weekend. Simone xx


  1. Hi Simone I am just back from a blogging break and catching up on all the posts I missed.
    Love this chenille cover. Fabulous idea

  2. LOVE this Simone! Gorgeous coloured chenille!! Much lovelier than the standard black case :D Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Txx

  3. Too cute! I need to do something like this for my phone, but it needs to be a bit stiffer, so my purse can't turn the phone off....

  4. Way too cute! You do great tutorials.

  5. That's a much nicer cover for your iPad Simone.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  6. Super cute indeed...good skills thinking of getting one for myself..or a mac laptop...but still have to save the pennies :)

  7. Hi Simone, your ipad will be well protected from scratches now, it looks wonderfully soft and cosy!

  8. Four words - Chenille - To die for! Lovely bag, yes, so much nicer than black.
    Have a lovely weekend

  9. Now how cute is that!!!! Happy weekend

  10. That's a fabulous idea Simone...

    hope you have a lovely weekend..

    xx andrea

  11. So clever.
    I think I would like to attempt this with some of my favorite vintage paisley bath towels.


  12. Hi Simone, now that's divine. Sure beats all the mass produced too cool for school carry bags. I bet it's great blogging on one of those! Are you loving it? Pruxxx

  13. Love your signature style, even down to your ipad. So lovely!

    xo Mary Jo

  14. Love the colours and also love chenille. I never thought of buying them on Ebay, must have a look x

  15. Aren't Ipads so useful? This is a great idea!

    PS I'm doing my handmade gift swap again this year, I know you're a busy bee but I hope you can join again!

  16. P.E.R.F.E.C.T!!!


    melissa x

  17. Such an adorable way to carry around technology!

  18. Hi Simone, yet another lovely project you have been kind enough to share with us all! I thought you might like to see my attempt a your handkerchief tissue holders, I've just written a post about them on my blog I hope you like them!

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful source of inspiration! Love Eleanor xxx

  19. So cute. It looks so pretty and soft. Is the ipad good to blog on?

  20. Well done Simone, it looks so good and soft. Love it!

  21. Very interestin and nice work, I lake it!
    Thank you for your nice commemt on my blog.

    Big kisses, Zondar Art

  22. Lovely handcraft...
    so nice blog.
    Have a nice week....ullamaria

  23. Hi Gorgeous!

    Aren't you clever! I just love your ipad cover...nothing escapes your gorgeous style and...that's a good thing!

    I have missed you sweet friend...thank you for your visit, I am so lucky that after all these months my true and faithful blog friends have not forgotten me...I am blessed!

    Have a fabulous day!

  24. Oh, you know how much I love patchwork! This is simply adorable.

  25. That is adorable. Very inspiring!!

  26. What a wonderful idea ~ you're so creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a's always so nice to see you ;o)

    Enjoy the rest of your day.

  27. fabulous idea Simone. I love the texture in the chenille

  28. Quanta coisa lindinha!
    Adorei seu blog.
    Beijoca Nilda.

  29. You are sooooooo clever. It looks fabulous.

  30. Love it!! I'm going to make one for my MacBook, with my vintage chenille stash..xx

  31. I LOVE Chenille! That is such a darling idea! Oh how I would love to learn how to sew!I think a Sewing machine is on the Christmas list this year :)

  32. I love it! As I looked at the finished product, I thought it would make a great backpack/napsack, too (in a larger size of course)....the possibilities are endless! You should make and sell these in your lovely shop!!


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