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Video tutorial: tablet or iPad stand tutorial

iPad / tablet stand video tutorial - quick and easy tablet holder

This iPad stand, wedge or bean bag is very easy to make. They’re perfect as Christmas or birthday gifts.

This is a beginner sewing project.

Video: How to make an iPad stand or beanbag

Watch this 3 minute video tutorial and learn how easy it is to make a tablet holder:

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  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • decorative button
  • polyfill
  • rice, beans, a stone or some other weight for stability (optional)
  • cardboard base template (optional)
  • iPad cardboard base (pdf). The base can be adjusted to the final width of the tablet stand.

Make the tablet stand using the leg of a pair of jeans

This tablet stand is even easier to make as some of the sewing is already done! Just cut the pants below the knee, close the tube, fill it with some stuffing and you’re basically done!

Video tutorial: quick and easy tablet stand - iPad holder

Make an iPad or tablet stand in 15 minutes

Video tutorial: Make an iPad or tablet stand in 15 minutes

All the tablet stands are made in the same way. Make a tube and then fill it up with rice and/or polyfill.

Learn how to make an iPad beanbag or stand

While the video shows how to make an iPad stand:

Make an iPad stand with the leg of a pair of jeans. This is even faster!

Get the sizing and materials for the 4 bean bags  or stands on each link below:

Free tutorials: Make an iPad or tablet  stand in 15 minutes

Tablet stands: 4 free tutorials

I have done 4 iPad stands or bean bags so far:  one using the leg of a pair of jeans, one with patchwork, a simple one using some embellishments and another one with hand painted fabric.

How to make an iPad beanbag out of the leg of a pair of jeans

Make this stand using the leg of a pair of jeans and a pretty button or other embellishment. Watch  this short 4 minute video to learn how to make it.

iPad stands

Patchwork iPad stand

This tablet stand uses 5 inch charm squares. Useful when you have fabric scraps from other projects. Make an iPad stand to match your quilt!

iPad beanbag

This is an even simpler beanbag. It uses just a piece of fabric folded in half and stuffed with batting or polyfill. I added a little flower at the back just for fun.

iPad mini beanbag

iPad mini beanbag

For this stand the fabric has been hand painted with Inktense blocks and a black Sharpie. Derwent Inktense blocks are supposed to be colourfast but I won’t wash the stand just in case.

iPad accessories: 6 free sewing tutorials

I have now made 6 iPad accessories for my 2 iPads. Most of them are easy and quick to make.  Most tutorials can be adapted to e-book or ipod sizes.

Just in case you missed the tutorials here they are again:

iPad stand

This is the second stand or iPad beanbag I made. Useful when you need to use the iPad for long periods of time.

iPad carry bag

When you want to take your iPad with you.

iPad holder for the car

This iPad holder can equally be placed on the headrest of a car.

Patchwork iPad beanbag

I use my iPad stands for reading mostly but they´re useful to watch movies or for when you are following a recipe.

iPad slipcover with wrap around pocket and iPad slipcase with pocket

Choose your design. The first one opens on the side and the second one through the top.

iPad stand tutorial

iPad or tablet stand tutorial

This iPad stand, wedge or bean bag is functional as well as decorative. When I made my first iPad bean bag I realised that the item is quite large and therefore very visible in any room. Therefore this time I wanted to add some touches that make the stand not only functional but also a pretty item to look at.

Video: How to make an iPad stand or beanbag

Or you can make it with the leg of a pair of jeans:


  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • fabric scraps for the flower
  • self covered button
  • polyfill
  • a stone or weight
  • cardboard
  • iPad cardboard base (pdf). The top should be 3 3/4 in wide  and the bottom part 7 3/4 in. The height is 5 3/4 in. If your printer gives you a different size you can adjust it easily before you cut the pattern.
  • Denim iPad cardboard base (pdf) in smaller and bigger sizes. You may need to trim it

Making the flower

Cut 1 long rectangle 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 3 4 inch squares.

Fold the squares in half twice and iron each time.

Cut around the raw edge corner of each folded square as per picture.

Gather the pieces of fabric using a rather long stitch so that the bulk of the gathering is reduced and the hole in the middle is smaller than the the button that will cover it.

Attach button to the centre.

Bean bag
Cut one 18 1/2 x 16 rectangle.

Fold the rectangle in half on the long side, ie use the 18 1/2 inch side to fold, right sizes facing together and pin. The beanbag is about 9 inches across.
IMPORTANT: The photo below does not show the correct rectangle size. My original pattern was longer than 18 inches.

Sew around 2 sides leaving one of the narrow sides open. Trim the corners as per photo.

Turn bag inside out and open the bag placing the seam touching the table (see picture).

Make sure the seam is in the middle and flatten the bag as per  picture.

Find the middle point and mark using a pin (see picture).

Fold the bottom corner up as per picture. This is where the flower will be stitched.

Hold the bag up with the pin in place ready for the flower to be attached.

Stitch the flower to the pinned location.

Filling the iPad stand

Using the iPad beanbag cardboard base (pdf), cut the cardboard pattern and place inside the bottom of the bag.

Then place a stone or something heavy on top of the cardboard. This weight will add stability to the stand.

Fill it with polyfill. Use as much filling as you like. My stand has enough fill to take the weight of the iPad but it’s not hard.

Once there’s enough fill, pin the tube together starting from the edge of the cardboard.

Stitch around the edge of the cardboard.

Making the wedge

Fold the fabric in half as per picture.

Pin along the edge.

Stitch very close to the edge.

Leave a small opening and fill the small tube. You can fill the tube a bit more firmly than the bean bag.

When done stitch the opening by hand.

Et voila!

The stand from behind.

Closeup of the flower.

My other iPad bean bag tutorial.

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