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Upcycled Denim Tablet Case – Quick DIY Gift

Are you looking to make a fun upcycled DIY gift? I love this denim tablet case. The DIY will be published in the Reloved magazine but I thought it only kind to share the tutorial here. Its quick and easy to make plus makes a great gift:)


This quick and easy tutorial shows you how to measure your tablet and make the perfect fitting case for it. Use your old jeans, don't throw them away! #DIYtabletcase #easysewingproject

Learn how to make a denim tablet case the perfect fit for your tablet. Upcycle your jeans into a fun tablet cover #freesewingproject #DIYtabletcase


How to make a tablet case



  • Pair of jeans
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Fusible fleece
  • Button
  • Elastic thread

Measure your tablet, add an extra 6cm along the width and 3cm along the length. This allows 1cm seam allowance. This case is for a mini IPAD. The IPAD measures 20 by 13.5cm, the finished case is 16 by 21cm. I, therefore, cut the fabric 18 by 23cm.

Cut two pieces of denim. Utilise the pocket of your former trousers to add detail plus additional storage. Cut two pieces of shirt.

Cut two pieces of interfacing. Iron the interfacing to the denim, think about the grain of the denim.

Cut two pieces of a type of wadding, I used fusible fleece. Bear in mind the thicker the material the more protection but also the impact this has on the internal size of the finished case. Attach to lining fabric.

Pin your denim right sides together. Stitch around three sides, leaving the top open.

Pin your lining right sides together. Stitch down the sides, and a couple of cm’s along the bottom of each corner.

Trim the corners of your denim, and lining as shown.
Turn your denim right side out, carefully turning the corners neatly out (I used a knitting needle to help turn out crisp corners).
Create a button loop from thin elastic. Pin on the back, in the middle. I suggest you measure and mark the middle.


Place your denim inside the lining, so that the right side of the denim faces the right side of the lining.

Pin together, ready for stitching together.

Stitch around the top of the case.

Turn right side out. Sew on the button, in the middle of the front of the case.

Slip stitch the bottom of the lining together, and carefully push the lining into the denim.

One finished table case:)


How many will you be making this year? Have you started to think about Christmas?






  1. October 16, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    What a cute idea, but so useful. Both my children have broken the screens of their phones this week, so I think I should be making some cosies.
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  2. October 17, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Lovely idea and would be perfect for a gift for a youngster

  3. October 17, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I’ve made several but none in denim! Good idea for upcycling though and good for teens.

  4. October 17, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I’ve made several but none in denim! Good idea for upcycling though and a good gift idea for teens.
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    • Vicky
      October 20, 2016 / 5:55 am

      Thanks so much for mentioning, what a great blog hop:) I popping over to join in:)

  5. October 20, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Love this, good tutorial I love denim crafts. I have pinned this to my popular upcycled denim crafts and DIY board.

    • Vicky
      October 21, 2016 / 6:43 am

      Thanks for pinning:)

  6. November 13, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Such a unique and very useful idea. I might turn one of my pants into a tablet case. Awesome!
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  7. Carolyn Hoxton
    February 13, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Great tutorial, I would leave the bottom of my lining, or side open a few inches, and turn it inside out, when done, easier than to slipstitch the top. But, love the idea, thanks!

    • Vicky
      February 17, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      I agree, the bottom of the lining is a great alternative for turning out.

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