Wow! It’s been a while! I’ve been super busy and excited about getting my etsy shop more organized and getting more parties to put in it! More to come on that soon… In the meantime, do you want to see another Christmas present I made and never showed off?
I made this tablet cover from my Step Mom for Christmas! Some people are probably already making CHristmas presents for this year, but I’m just showing you a present I made for last year!
I don’t actually have a tablet, but I do have a model (AKA a book) that fits in the cover quite nicely…. hehehe….
I started with two pieces of this angel fabric I’ve had. One main piece for the front.
And one main angel piece for the front.
What do you think? Would you want to make one? Well, just in case I took pictures all along the way to show you how I did it….
First cut the batting. So to get the right size… For the width, take the width of the tablet + the thickness of the tablet + 1″ for seam allowances + 1/4″ for a little extra. For the length, you want to take the length of the tablet + the thickness of the tablet + 4″. But wait! Don’t cut yet! I cut my batting about an inch wider and longer!
Then quilt as you go the cover! I’m not going to do a full quilt as you tutorial today, but start with you accent block, then start quilting around it and around it until you’ve quilted the whole top.
Trim the top piece to the right dimensions that you came up with earlier.
Cut the shape of the flap. I used a couple of spools of thread to make the curves. The curve is 3.5 inches. Fold the top in half and cut. Do this for the lining and the top.
Fold legthwise, right sides together. Bring the bottom up, but hold it off 4 inches from the top. Then sew along the edges. With the lining, leave a hole to pull through later.
Pull the corners together with seams together. Sew along the triangle.
Add velcro to the lining.
Insert the lining into the top, right sides together. And sew along the top using a 1/2″ seam.
After you pull the whole cover through the hole so right sides are out, topstitch along the top edge and flap.
Sew the hole closed!
Add the velcro to the top. And you’re ready to add that tablet!
And then give it away of keep it for yourself! I broke it down into a bunch of steps, but it’s really quite a quick project. The quilt as you go part took the longest! The rest was quick, quick! And since I used a book to model the cover, you could use it for more than just a tablet… What would you use it for?