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Molly from Almost Makes Perfect is here today to share her super simple and cute tutorial for the DIY Leather iPad Case. When I say this is easy I definitely mean it. You could whip one up in no time, and might even find yourself making a...


Molly from Almost Makes Perfect is here today to share her super simple and cute tutorial for the DIY Leather iPad Case. When I say this is easy I definitely mean it. You could whip one up in no time, and might even find yourself making a few for friends.

Head on over to Almost Makes Perfect to check out more of Molly’;s awesome DIYs like the metallic sacks she made from brown paper bags, and her faux gem wine stoppers made from clay. Stay up-to-date on Molly’;s future projects by following her on Instagram, terest and Twitter.

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Take it away Molly…;

i’;ve been meaning to update my ipad case forever…; and on a whim a few months ago, i bought a yard of this soft white faux leather. so expect to see it used in a few more projects because i have a huge ass roll of it now.

i can barely sew —; as i’;ve said beforepersonalized nursery pillows, so if you’;re a great sewer, this will be a cinch for you. for me, not so easy.

L E A T H E R ?I P A D ?C A S E

materials

soft leatherelastic bandupholstery scissors (or a rotary cutter if you get down)suede cordpinsneedlethreadxactoglue (optional)

directions

step one . cut down your leather using your ipad as a guide. leave it long on top and bottom.

step two . cut out four strips of the elastic, making sure they’;re long enough to essentially loop around the corners of the ipad.

step three . again, using your ipad as a guide, measure and mark where your elastic pieces will go to securely fit. if they’;re too loose, un pin and pin again. you want to make sure they’;re as tight as possible so it won’;t fall out. pin the elastic down into place.

step four . sew the elastic bands into the leather. it’;s ok if it looks whack —; it really won’;t be visible once your ipad is in place. also if your elastic is not perfectly straight like mine, as long as you have enough leather to trim off on top and bottom –; you can make it straight afterwards.

* step five . now if you’;re not an advanced sewer, you might notice the back looks wonky once the elastic is sewn in. mine pinched all over the place which i knew would bother me. so in order to hide this (and add more protection to the ipad) i cut out another piece of leather and glued them together.

step six . once the leathers dry, measure, mark and cut out the shape you want. you can do a much straighter line with a rotary cutter, but my scissors worked fine. i cut it long enough so there would be a flap on the right side of the ipad.

step seven . using an xacto, cut a slit onto your flap and make sure it’;s wide enough for your cord to thread through. knot it on the inside, and trim it to where you can wrap the cord around the case a couple of times.

and there you have it! a very minimal and simple ipad case that’;s soft enough to cuddle with. (i cuddle my ipad a lot.)

i remembered right when i finished the case that i really want to swap out my ipad for an ipad mini, so i might be making another case someday.

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