Saturday, September 17, 2011

Look, Ma! No pattern!

I've been wanting to make an iPad cover/carrier for a while now. We take our iPad with us EVERYWHERE!!! I did research online and found tutorials for how to make a cover. And I fully intended to use one of those patterns to make my cover. But then I didn't. I just started cutting and sewing, never mind the fact that I've never really made a bag before other than my drawstring backpacks.

The result is a bag that I love, that is big enough to fit the iPad plus a few other things that I may want to carry around with me including the wireless keyboard, but that won't win any awards for design or construction. For example, it didn't occur to me that I had no idea how to add straps until after the rest of the bag was done. Live and learn. Next time I'll use a pattern. But for now...

VOILA!




The yellow fabric is a durable canvas-type material and the inside is soft, cozy flannel. Everything, from the fabric to the button to the elastic loop for the button, was from my stash. It took less than an hour, and I will be using it regularly, I am sure. Well, at least until I make another one where I actually follow a pattern!

7 comments:

Char said...

Great job!

Becky said...

Maybe the pattern won't be as much to your liking!! You did a great job. I just ordered me an ipad and I can't wait for it to get here! Have a fun weekend (and try to get a little rest!)

Shay said...

I should have just come straight to you when I was agonising and reading every single tutorial on the internet about how to make a laptop cover last year. Yours looks brilliant!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Stray Stitches said...

Such a wonderful bag!! And it's so bright and cheery it will be hard to misplace. Great job!!!!!!

beth said...

It's wonderful and GREAT to use what you have on hand!

Wilma NC said...

Looks great to me!!!!

quiltfool said...

Pattern-schmattern. Who needs it. I did the same kind of thing because I needed a clothespin bag this weekend. Just sat down and did it. And, like you, I love the result. I'll blog it in a couple days. Lane