Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials

August 31, 2013


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 Harbour🙂


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36 comments so far.

36 responses to “Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials”

  1. Wow . . . thank you for the links! 🙂

  2. Chelsea says:

    Great little project and great links! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Jane G says:

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

  4. Wendy says:

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

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

  6. 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! 😉

  7. Joan says:

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

  8. 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

  9. Gertie says:

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

  10. CatkinJane says:

    They look great 🙂
    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!

  11. anna says:

    Beautiful ! All of them !

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

  13. kate says:

    Great idea and I love that one from Make Life Lovely 🙂

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

  15. Kimberlee says:

    These are all great – lots of creative ideas.

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

  17. 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.

  18. pinkoddy says:

    Oh what great ideas thank you for sharing

  19. 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 🙂

  20. Thanks for sharing at the ChrisW Designs bag Brag Tuesday Linking party! 🙂

  21. Assembly line sewing is the way to go…

  22. Natalie says:

    Super looking iPad covers!
    Thanks for sharing
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  23. Tricia says:

    Oh my gosh, you’re so far ahead of me in the Christmas planning! I’m actually starting to panic. But good for you! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at

  24. Robert says:

    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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