On Friday I did put together my mini Ipad cover. I really had NO idea how I was going to make this cover since I don't usually do all that well without a pattern, but I couldn't really find one online, with the the exception of one that they wanted ten dollars for and I refused to pay that, lol. I wanted to have embroidery on mine since it has become my biggest obsession right now, and thought I might be able to find an "in the hoop" design that would work. Now there were a few of these I really liked, but NONE of which I have a big enough hoop to make. I was on my own. So I just sat down with the fabrics I had chosen to work with, and made it up as I went along, lol. I just laid my idpad down and measured around it allowing for seam allowances of course and made it to fit. I added a pocket on the back to hold pens and pencils and a little cloth I used to clean it with. I decided to add a simple embroidery design to the pocket and used a couple of the colors in the fabric I had chosen to do so. I used another one of the fabrics and finished the top of the pocket with that. Then, since I needed to pad the cover for extra protection of course, I used a warm and natural batting and quilted the fabric to the batting using straight lines in a diamond like pattern. I used the same fabric that I had topped the pocket off with and made a little tab that I put a buttonhole in to close the cover. I top stitched it in a decorative stitch. The cover is completely lined with another coordinating fabric. It was cute, but I felt like it still needed a little something, so I made some free standing lace flowers in coordinating colors with my embroidery machine, hot glued them together, and then hot glued them to the front of my cover....... did ya follow all that? lol Let me show you....
|THE FRONT.....NOTICE THE QUILTING LINES|
|AND THE BACK WITH A LARGE POCKET WITH AN EMBROIDERY DESIGN|
|THE TAB CLOSURE WITH A LIGHT PINK BUTTON|
|THE LACE FLOWERS ARE MADE WITH THREAD AND WATER SOLUBLE STABILIZER [ same threads were used in the embroidery design]|
|THE IPAD FITS IN PERFECTLY|