May 16, 2011

Handmade Tablet Cover and Carrying Case

I recently became the owner of a wonderful little piece of technology that I just love.  My Acer Iconia A500 tablet!  What a great idea these things are!  Anyway, if you have a tablet, you know they are very easy to sit down just about anywhere.  That anywhere may be a counter top that is wet, or dirty.  I looked online for a cover to protect the the back and pad the sides of my tablet, but couldn't really find anything I loved, so I decided to design my own.

I made two, but the first one wasn't really working for me.  After that trial run, I came up with something else that I really think works perfectly for me.  The edges are velcro'd so I can remove it from its cover and use the camera easily.  I also came up with a carrier that doesn't look so techie.  It looks more like a handbag.  The good thing about making my own?  The case and carrier, coordinate with my camera bag and my camera strap which I also made!

I started to make a tutorial, but honestly, I was winging it and it was WAY too many steps.  I guess I'm posting this so that you can use it as an idea of how to make your own.  If you can construct things from fabric, it won't be too hard.  If you have any questions about how I constructed it, you can email me at

t DOTpixeltrash AT gmail DOT com. And I will try to help you with it.

This is the padded cover.  The left and right sides are stitched in place, so they hold the tablet perfectly.
The top and bottom sides velcro around the back so I can tighten them just as I need them.  I also made a hole under the velcro tab on the right upper side so I can plug it in without removing the cover.

See the velcro tabs on the left and right? 
 I also included a handle of sorts to make it easier to hold. 

There is thicker felt inside the top of the back.  I did that so that it will sit at more of an angle on the desktop.

This is the carrier.  It is lined with a fusible fleece to protect the tablet.  I made it from a white canvas.
 I added two pockets to the back- one to store the cleaning cloth and one to store my cell phone.

Here is what it looks like with my tablet in it.  Fun right?
This is my camera case that matches....  
I am going to try to draw some instructions for this project, but can't promise when I will get them done.

Hope you are having a great week!

I shared this at

The Girl Creative

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Sarah said...

aww wow, that's really cute :) I wish I could make something like that!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Super cute and love the fabrics!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

This is such a great idea!! Love the fabrics you used too!

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