Hooray – I have decided to re-start my Friday Finds posts. This means that I provide a list of tutorials that you can use to make your own handmade whatevers. (That is a technical term we bloggers use.)
Today I am cheating a little. In my monthly newsletter (have you subscribed yet? Why not! Go on – over there on the right hand side!) for this month I included a list of links to tutorials for making iPad, lap-top and other gadget covers. I was motivated to do this after I made my own laptop bag for my new laptop, affectionately named Reeba Toshiba. I have roadtested the bag a few times now and am very happy with it.
I plan to prepare a tutorial so that you can make your own, but in the meantime wanted to share some of the tutorials that I have gathered to gain ideas and inspiration on how to make your own gadget covers.
A felt envelope case with a difference Purl Bee adapts to gadgets of different shapes and sizes.
Nancy’s Notions has a tutorial for making an Ipad cover that folds over the tablet to protect it.
A great tutorial that can be adjusted to fit a variety of tablets and gadgets is found in a guest post by Lindsay from Inspiring Creations on U-Create.
Jessi from Practically Functional has a tutorial for making an iPad stand and cover using a hard cover from a binder folder.
A different take on making a cover from a book is found on the V Spot blog in their free tutorial.
Creative Home Expressions has a tutorial on how to make a sleeve for a Kindle that closes with a loop and button.
Sew for Home have a pattern for an iPad or tablet case with a difference – it has pockets and room to carry a mobile phone along with the tablet.
Dollarstore Crafts have a tutorial on making a gadget cover from a pair of old jeans. (And you know how much I love repurposing denim!)
Laptop covers and bags
A tutorial on Curbly uses placemats to make a laptop cover.
On the Handmade Wagon you will find a tutorial for a laptop case that has a gusset (you know – a seperate piece that goes around the sides).
The Crafty Kitty has a tutorial for making an organice canvas laptop sleeve that closes with a button and loop.
Craft Habit has a tutorial to make a lap top bag with a strap.
If you haven’t found something that you love in any of these links, then you can have a look at the list I have gather on my Pinterest board – Gadget Cases DIY or look at these lists that other sites have put together.
Sew Mama Sew – Gifts for gadget lovers
Shelterness – 15 Really cool DIY iPad covers
Topinspired – Top 10 DIY Laptop/iPad Sleeves
BuzzFeed – 28 Adorable DIY Gadget cases
I hope that you find something that inspires you to make your own case!