If someone you know is getting an e-reader or tablet for Christmas here’s a quick cover that I made for my own tablet. I had sewn the sample fabric folders for our recent Handmade for the Holidays event and decided to adapt the pattern to fit this smaller device.
Here are the instructions:
1. Measure the tablet or e-reader. Mine is pretty standard at 6.5 x 9.5.
From the outside cover fabric (arrows) cut a piece 18 x 11, and four 2.5 squares
(these are used for the corners that hold the tablet in place).
From the inside fabric (brown polka dot) cut one piece 15 x 10.5,
one piece 18 x 1.5 and one piece 10.5 x 1.
From the interfacing cut one piece 14.5 x 10.
2. With wrong side up on the outside fabric, press a 3″ fold on the left side and hem the raw edge. Fold the four corner squares on the diagonal and press. Then, right side out, position the triangles to the inside fabric, starting on the right hand side and matching raw edges. I used my device to measure the correct spot for the two left hand triangles which is in fact the middle of the fabric. Once again match the raw edges top and bottom. Baste all four corners in place.
3. Press the long edges of the 10.5 x 1 piece and place this down the centre covering the raw edges of the two triangles. Sew down both sides.
4. Put the two pieces right sides together leaving the flap edge free. Starting at the flap fold line sew around the other 3 sides.
Clip the corners and turn. Press and top stitch if you wish.
5. Insert the piece of interfacing and fold the flap piece over. I slip stitched the top and bottom edge in place but you could also do this with a top stitch by machine.
6. For the fastening strap I pressed a quarter inch seam and stitched around all sides rather than fussing with turning a stitched tube. I secured it to the cover with one small row of stitching on the outside spine and added Velcro to each. Done!
This really only took one hour to make and
I loved working with this linen. It was easy to sew and press.
Have fun making your own tablet cover!