iPad slip cover with wrap around pocket tutorial

Materials

  • 3 different fabrics in assorted colours/designs
  • bias tape
  • velcro
  • a felt pear
  • stranded cotton to match felt or fabric
  • batting

Cut 2 rectangles of fabric and one of batting measuring 25 in x 10 3/4 in for front and back of slip cover. I used different fabric for the inside and the outside.

Cut 1 rectangle measuring 25 in x 8 in, fold in half, and place the pear in place and stitch around.

Press fabric and stitch all over the edge.

Mark where the velcro will be placed in the inside fabric and the outside, place velcro on it, and stitch in place.

Make a sandwich with the large fabric rectangles and place the pocket on top of the side that will show in the outside. Pin in place.

Place bias tape on one side of the sandwich, pin in place and stitch by machine then finish off border by hand.

Fold the rectangle sandwich in 3 and pin in place.

Pin the bias tape around the edges and pin all around.

Stitch in place. Finish off the border by hand.

Back of the iPad slip cover.

Front of the iPad slip cover.

See my other tutorial for an iPad slip case.

iPad slipcase with pocket tutorial


Materials

  • 2 fat quarters
  • some felt
  • 7/8 in double folded bias tape – store bought
  • stranded cotton to match felt
  • batting for quilts
  • velcro

Pocket

For the pocket cut a rectangle 5 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in (or 5 3/4 in  x 9 in if using the tighter fit dimensions).

Hem both sides of the pocket, top and bottom, and stitch.

Apple embellishment

Draw the Apple icon on a piece of paper and stick it to the felt piece with cellotape. Cut around the markings. This makes cutting easier and the results are smoother.

Center the apple it in the pocket rectangle and stitch around it using running stitch.

Slipcase

Cut 1 rectangle from each fabric with the following dimensions: 22 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in. For a tighter fit make it 22 1/4 in x 9 in.

Cut a slightly larger batting rectangle.

Lay the pieces on top of each other placing the batting in the middle.

Fold the rectangle in half leaving one side stick out by about 2 inches (see picture). This will be the flap of the iPad slipcase.

Place the pocket in place. Pin in position aligning the pocket to the bottom fold. Stitch bottom of the pocket to large rectangle.

Place velcro in place and stitch in place.

Stitch all around the rectangle.

Add some binding to the top of the rectangle just above the velcro piece (see picture).

Rounded corners (optional)

If you want rounded corners, draw them on the flap of the slipcase using a glass and when you stitch around.

Trim off excess fabric and batting.

Apply velcro to the inside of the flap (see picture).

Fold and pin sides together but do not stitch both sides together yet.

Pin bias tape around and stitch leaving 1/4 seam allowance.

Stitch bias and both sides of the bag together now.

Finish stitching the binding by hand.

Front of iPad slipcase.

Back of iPad slipcover.

See also my other iPad slip cover tutorial.

“Doubly charming” charm pack quilt tutorial

Sizing

Finished quilt size is 56 x 56 inches.

Quilt top and back

Materials

  • 3 charm packs with 42 x 5 inch squares each in total for front and back. The front uses 100 charm squares. I used Moda Boutique charm packs
  • 1 fat quarter of dark fabric for the small squares
  • over 4 yards of off-white fabric

Quilt top block construction

Finished block size (before assembly) is 10 inches.

The top is made out of 25 blocks in total assembled with a traditional centre sashing technique.

For each block you will need to cut:

  • 4 charm squares
  • 4 x 1 ½ inch x 5 inch strips
  • 1 x 1 ½ inch small square

For the whole quilt top you will need:

  • 100  5 inch squares
  • 100 5 x ½ inches white strips
  • 25 1 ½ x 1 ½ small centre squares

Assemble squares to suit your taste. I paired 2 of each fabric design in one single colour where possible. This tutorial illustrates how the blocks are assembled. I did the assembly in the traditional centre sashing technique.

Finished block size is 11 ½ inches.

For the off-white corner blocks and triangles cut:

  • three 16-inch blocks cut on both diagonals
  • two 8 3/8″ blocks cut once on the diagonal

I used How to set on point tutorial to help me calculate the size of the off-white blocks.

Back of the quilt

  • 25 charm squares
  • 20 x 5 inch squares in white
  • 5 inch white/cream fabric strips
  • 10 inch wide strips for the border

Piece as per picture alternating 5 inch white/cream squares and the charm squares.

The quilt is stipple quilted and the binding is the same fabric as the background cream.

Thanks to Julie from Stoneview for helping me adjust the fabric requirements and measurements.

Thanks to Marcia for giving the quilt a name.

TeresaDownUnder

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