In part 1 of this tutorial I created an improv patchwork flap for the ipad carry bag including a zippered pocket.
In part 2 I will finish the bag and attach the flap.
Making the bag
Cut 2 fabric rectangles measuring 10 1/2 x 9 inches.
Then cut 2 heavy fusible interfacing panels measuring 10 x 8 1/2 inches.
Iron fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric following manufacturer’s instructions.
Now place both pieces with right sides facing together and stitch along 3 sides leaving the top open.
Turn inside out.
If using Peltex 71F it will be hard to turn the bag around. The peltex may crease but it can be easily ironed again.
Making the lining
Cut two rectangles the same size as the exterior of the bag.
Adding the pockets
(Pockets are optional. I find that the larger pockets can get in the way.)
Cut two rectangles 8 1/2 in x 9 in.
Fold each rectangle along the longer side with the right side facing together.
Sew to make a tube.
Iron flat hiding the seam on the inside of the pocket.
Stitch along one long edge very close to the edge.
Then stitch again 1/4 inch from the edge.
Pin to one panel that will make the lining. Leave 1 1/2 from the top edge and pin to the fabric.
Leave 1/4 inch from the bottom and pin second tube.
Stitch along the bottom of each pocket. Then sew to make smaller pockets.
You can make the pockets into smaller pockets by sewing perpendicular lines as per picture above.
Now place both lining panels with right sides facing together and stitch on opposite sides only.
Attaching the lining to the bag
Place the outside bag inside the lining.
Align the top edges, pin and stitch along the edge leaving 1/4 in seam allowance.
Turn the bag inside out through the open side in the lining.
Now fold the linen open edges in by 1/4 in and top stitch very close to the edge.
Add the key ring
Cut a 4 in ribbon and stitch to the key ring.
Pin it to the edge of a pocket.
Then stitch to the pocket. Add a small button to decorate if you wish.
Cut a 1 strip measuring 1 1/4 in x 43 in fabric for the strap, one piece of medium weight fusible interfacing measuring 3/4 in x 42 in and a piece of ribbon which is 46 inches long.
Place the interfacing in the middle of the strip with the sticky side up. Fold both sides of the strip in and place the piece of ribbon on top.
Pay special attention to the edges and fold the strip of fabric in to hide the raw edges.
After ironing topstitch along both edges of the ribbon.
Put the lobster clips through the ribbon as per photo and pin the ribbon back folding in the raw edges.
Attaching the strap
Cut 2 3 1/2 inches of ribbon.
Put ribbon through the D ring and pin to the sides of the bag as per picture folding the ribbon twice for strength. Stitch really well.
Attaching the flap
Pin the flap to one side of the bag and stitch well.
The iPad slipcase is done.