Sunday, January 8, 2012

Not just any old iPad sleeve....

Sorry guys! Had a blip with this post earlier today, but it is all here now!

Lucky me, my "Santa" got me an iPad for Christmas! I guess that is one way to get me away from reading blogs in the computer room, lol :) Anyways, I love it. So naturally I wanted it to have a nice home to hang out in when not in use. I looked around the internet for some inspiration and then came up with a design all my own. It incorporates so many of my favorite things, it makes me smile.


I started by going to my nicely organized fabric that I have been neglecting for far too long (oh how I have missed you!) and selected a few of my favorites. Some Denyse Schmidt (including some ribbon flowers from Kaelin and seeds from Riel- thanks, ladies!), some Farmdale that will remind me of my shopping (frenzy) at Sewing Summit, some Echo. I made a block....it reminds me of sunbeams, in rainbow colors like after a rain- so cheery! I framed it I denim, which I opted to use as my base to add body to the sleeve. I added a bunch of hand quilted accents for some more fun!



On the back, I included a pocket large enough to put some earbuds or to slip in a credit card or money if I (ever have the life where I can) head to the coffee shop for a little quiet moment. And, yes, the Canadian $5 bill really does has hockey on it :) I used the Farmdale apple fabric there as a nod to Apple!

I added a flap closure, with a long tie that loops across the front and is fastened with a button- nice and secure in there!

The button on the front is from a surprise package I recently received in the mail from the ever so sweet Amy, along with these adorable ribbons and trim!



Can you see a theme here? This sleeve is made up with bits of love from all over blog land! So you see, this is not just any old iPad sleeve.....it is a little bit of sunshine sure to make me smile and think of all my blog family whenever I see it. I love it! And I am going to share the joy by making up a tutorial for it to share with all of you. Coming soon! :)


I'll be linking up to some of my friends I haven't visited in awhile, like Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday!

26 comments:

Rachel said...

Very cute! You also can use that little pocket on the back to hold an eyeglass cleaner cloth - absolutely essential to get rid of all those nasty fingerprints on the screen.

Lindsey said...

I can't wait for this tutorial to come out!! I love it!!!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Nice...when I first saw the thumbnail on Sew Modern Monday, I thought it was a lighthouse with a sunset...definitly caught my attention :)

bethanndodd said...

Super cute! I love that the fabrics you chose mean something to you. What a special way to celebrate your bloggy friendships. Smiles~Beth

Katie B. said...

Oh, this is excellent! And congrats on the new toy.

Laurene said...

I love it and can't wait for the tutorial so I cam make one for myself! Super cute :-)

Melissa said...

This is my favorite cover! Especially the pocket on the back. Have fun with your new toy!

Poppyprint said...

So fabulous!! You'll get to the coffee shop soon....

amy smart said...

So sweet! I love it - and I esp love the sentimental value most. I feel honored to have made a contribution. :)

Lots of love!

Teje said...

That is really beautiful!

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

Beautiful iPad cover. The pocket on the back is pure inspiration. Have fun with your iPad as they are a great piece of kit. X

Elizabeth Dackson said...

So cute, Kristie!! Love the photos you took, too :)

CityHouseStudio said...

So cute! I love the little pocket on the back, and the fabrics and little details are wonderful!

Candice said...

it is absolutely the best I've seen- love it!! gorgeous! and very functional :)

Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

You're so right, that's so different from any cover I have seen. It's adorable! I love the patchwork. Congrats on the new toy, I love my iPad!

Little Blue Mouse said...

It's lovely and I love that you've used some Apple fabric in there!

Artfulife said...

Oh my gosh! I think it is so adorable!

AnneMarie said...

That Is super cute Kristie! Can't wait to see the tute!

Amorette said...

i'm a big fan of the pocket and the slip latch- not just any sleeve indeed! lovely work!

Lynne said...

It's lovely. I must get around to making a sleeve for my Kindle really soon.

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

I love your ipad cover..what a great design and fabrics choice! :) You have motivated me to make a cover for my e-reader. :)

Carla said...

Lucky ducky! Love your case! Very colorful adn creative.

M-R said...

Love your case! I need to do one for our iPad and laptop. Love the colours of yours!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I do love it! Awaiting instructions...and yes, my sewing machine does have a button hole setting, I'm taking the plunge!

Kristy said...

That is so beautiful! I love everything about it, especially the closure! and COLOR!!!! :) Very fun!

amylouwho said...

this is so awesome!!! I wish I had an iPad so I would have a reason to make one. :) (if you can't tell, I'm catching up on reading your blog today!)