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Keep your iPad safe in style with a postage envelope inspired sleeve!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1104 projects »
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  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with two pieces of red felt, slightly larger than your iPad.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sandwich the iPad between the two sheets of felt and pin around the edges.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew around the outline of the iPad leaving the top edge unstitched.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make sure you can slip the iPad in and out of the felt sleeve with a nice snug fit.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 5
    Step 5

    Trim off excess felt from the outside edges.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trace around the felt sleeve onto paper to make a template for your envelope.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut two rectangles and two flap shapes from the white leather.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin the two flaps onto one of the rectangles so that they overlap in the middle.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you have a pencil or stylus for your iPad, you can make a little pocket for it by cutting a square of leather with pinking scissors.

    If not, just cut out some stamp shaped rectangles.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out a heart shape from the leather. Colour with a red fabric pen.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 11
    Step 11

    Use a ruler and pencil to sketch out 1/2" diagonal lines around the outer edge of one of the rectangles.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 12
    Step 12

    Colour these in in red or blue, leaving a white gap between each to recreate the airmail envelope pattern.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 13
    Step 13

    Set to one side to dry.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat the pattern on the flaps on the back of the envelope. I recommend leaving the ink to dry for a full 48 hours before starting the next step.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 15
    Step 15

    Place the stamp shapes, heart and pen pocket in place.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 16
    Step 16

    Sew the stamp, and pocket in place on the front of the case.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew the flaps and and heart on the back.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 18
    Step 18

    Sandwich the felt sleeve in between the two leather rectangles. Sew the top edges to the top edges of the felt, making sure not to sew the two felt edges together.

    Sew around the remaining edges of the envelope.

  • How to make a tablet sleeve. Postage Envelope iPad Sleeve - Step 19
    Step 19

    Trim off any excess leather, pop your iPad and pencil in and you're all done!

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