I had some leftover felt from a project I made last year so I decided to make an iPad case for my bestie. Between the 2 of us we definitely have had our fair share of cracked iPhone screens (mine is currently in very rough shape) so I thought I better get her some cute protection for her iPad asap! So hello felt & neon case!
What you’ll need:
industrial felt (I bought mine from the Felt Store)
coloured twine (I found mine from Omiyage)
fabric pencil or chalk
electric drill and drill bits
scrap piece of wood
sewing thread that is the same colour as your button or felt
1. The iPad measures 9.5″ x 7.25″ so cut one piece of felt 12″ x 8.5″ and the other 12″ x 12″. The small piece will be the front of the case and the larger piece will become the back and the flap. Line the smaller one up with the larger one (see picture below for example)
2. On the piece of scarp wood use the ruler and pencil to make markings that are one inch apart – this will be the guide for your spacing when you start drilling holes. Lay the felt on top of the wood and begin drilling holes in the felt one inch apart using the markings as the guide. Make sure you are using a drill bit that is the same diameter as the wool needle.
3. Thread the twine through the needle. Start at the bottom hole and pull the needle and twine through making sure you are pulling it through both pieces of felt. Tie a double knot to secure.
4. Continue threading through the holes doing a blanket stitch technique. Thread the next hole starting at the top and when you pull it through make sure the twine passes underneath itself. Repeat with each hole.
5. When you reach the end secure with a double knot. Repeat this on the other side.
6. The last step is to sew on the buttons. Start with the bottom button: measure 3 inches down from the top of the smaller piece of felt and find the centre. Sew the button in place. Now sew the top button: find the centre and sew the button 1 inch from the top of the flap.
7. Knot a piece of twine to the top button. To secure flap down just wrap the twine in figure 8′s around both buttons.