Today I have a fun and useful sewing tutorial for you. This Padded iPad Case Sewing pattern. It’s simple to sew, and features a back zippered pocket, but best of all it’s padded! Adding a thin layer of padding helps to give your iPad or Tablet just a little bit of extra protection.
The other night I was cleaning off my nightstand. I don’t know if you’re like me, but my nightstand collects EVERYTHING, I swear I counted a half a dozen black hair elastics on mine the other night. It’s no wonder that I can never find one when I need it!
One of the things that was on my nightstand was this iPad case. When I picked it up I thought to myself, “man, I’ve had this a LONG time”. Just for fun I check on my site to see when I made it. It was 2011, which was almost 6 years ago! It’s crazy, there are not many things in my life that stick around for 6 years.
As I was reading through the original post, I realized that it could be refreshed a bit. Today I’m posting the refereshed sewing tutorial for you.
The case measures about 9″ x 11″ when finsihed and has a back pocket with a zipper. Which now that I have an Apple pencil comes in very handy. I’ve also kept pens, pencils, notebooks and earbuds in the zippered pocket.
iPad sizes have changed a bit over the years and it still fits my iPad but is a bit big now. If you want a tight fit then reduce all the measurements by an inch. You could also make this for an iPad pro, you’ll just need to measure the dimensions of your larger iPad and adjust your pattern sizes accordingly (make sure you add in 1 ” for ease and 1″ for seam allowances)
Here’s what you’ll need to make one:
-10″ x 12″ piece of fabric for front
– 10″ x 12″ piece of fabric for zippered pocket lining
– 10″ x 12″ piece of fabric for flap lining
– 4″ x 10″ piece of fabric for zipper panel
– 10″ x 10″ piece of fabric for zipper panel
– Two 4″ x 10″ pieces for front flap
-6″ x 10″ piece of fabric for front flap (you have 3 pieces total making up the front flap)
– 10″ x 12″ piece of Decor Bond Fusible interfacing
2 pieces of auto liner 1/4″ foam cut to 10″ x 12″ (you can buy this at the fabric store, it’s the stuff they line roofs of cars with, you can also use Pellon Flex Foam)
2 pieces of Minke or Snuggles cut to 10″ x 12″
Misc. ribbons (at least 2 yards)
Step One: Construct the Back Zipper Panel
Step Two: Assemble Case Outside
Step Three: Construct the lining
Step Four: Construct Flap