Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials

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This is extremely unlike me but I am beginning to think about autumn craft fairs on the run up to Christmas. My thoughts have turned to gifts suitable for men.

Upcycled IPAD Case


I am in the process of introducing a new range…IPAD cases made from upcycled men’s trousers and shirts. What do you think?


I’m glad the efforts to make ten cases in logical steps (ie cut out the trousers, then the linings, then the interfacing and wadding, sew up) have paid off. The final stage are to sew up the linings, add the external buttons, and of course photograph and list on Etsy!

I have enjoyed making them, I am particularly pleased at almost having items ready for men, and am delighted at the side effect it has re destashing!! Although I still can’t quite squeeze all the clothes items I have for remodelling into my kitchen units!

Here are a selection of tablet tutorials so you can make your own:)

IPAD Cover Tutorial

The Cottage Mama


Chica and Jo


Obsessive Crafting Disorder

iPad Case Open

Make Life Lovely

ipad case tutorial


Hope you have had a creative week, as usual I will be stopping by Handmade HarbourπŸ™‚


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  1. September 1, 2013 / 5:58 am

    I think it’s a brilliant idea. They’re on my list to do too

    • September 1, 2013 / 8:57 pm

      The cutting out almost took as long as the stitching! Go for it:)

  2. September 1, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    I love the idea of using men’s trousers and shirts – they work so well.

  3. September 1, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing the links! As you say, a great way to bust your stash. Great idea x

    • September 1, 2013 / 8:18 pm

      Cheers, husband then produced another pile of shirts:) Happy days:)

  4. September 1, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    I really like the jeans one as I think it would please anyone. The lining fabrics you have used are so funky – now to just get an i-pod! πŸ˜‰

    • September 1, 2013 / 8:17 pm

      If I sell enough I could get one too, viable business expense?!!!

  5. September 1, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    Great links thanks for sharing. The Men’s iPad covers are inspired.

  6. September 1, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    These are great. I have used (re-used) trousers for phone cases and book covers etc, I love to make use of the pockets. It’s surprising how much difference the colour of the lining makes.

    Jan x

  7. September 1, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Another great way of finding a use for old jeans. Thanks for sharing the list.

  8. September 2, 2013 / 7:20 am

    They look great πŸ™‚
    I’m sure they will go down well with the chaps – I find them lingering over the tweed phone and e-reader cases on my stall. I’ve only done iPad cases as commissions so far as they take up extra space on a stall!

  9. September 2, 2013 / 11:30 am

    Beautiful ! All of them !

  10. September 2, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Perfect for a manly gift, I particularly like the red one at the top.

  11. September 2, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    Great idea and I love that one from Make Life Lovely πŸ™‚

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:28 pm

      I like it too, but think I would rather find a different material than cardboard for the internal strength – kicking myself for throwing away plastic note book cover when it fell off a recipe notebook!

  12. September 2, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    I love the denim, and so much better for being recycled too.

  13. September 4, 2013 / 2:31 am

    These are all great – lots of creative ideas.

  14. September 4, 2013 / 8:28 am

    Love these ideas – especially the denim one, looks like it would be really hard wearing!

  15. September 4, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    I’ve made a coffee cup cuff and a man’s BBQ apron from recycled men’s shirts. Love the iPad case idea! Thanks for the links.

  16. September 4, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Oh what great ideas thank you for sharing

  17. September 5, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    I’m big into upcycling at the moment, these covers are great! I like it that you can see hints of their original purposes despite their transformations, very clever πŸ™‚

  18. September 6, 2013 / 1:37 am

    Thanks for sharing at the ChrisW Designs bag Brag Tuesday Linking party! πŸ™‚

  19. Robert
    September 12, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Thanks for posting to Green Living Thursday! at Dude, Sustainable! I’m not much of a crafter, but this would be a massive step-up over the folded t-shirts I use to protect my iPad from the frequent bicycle falls I take!

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