Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY Ipad Case

It is so easy to make an ipad case!  If you have two hands with at least four working fingers on them, you can make an ipad case.  It is also an inexpensive diy!  Let's face it, if you are buying an ipad for a special someone this holiday season, you are going to be broker than you care to be.  And wouldn't it be tragic if your gift broke soon after unwrapping?  Tragic!  I'm here to help you through this dilemma.  You too can make this and come out looking like a hero!

Looks pretty classy.

Here's how to make it:  I must first ask you to brace yourself, you'll be shocked at how easy this is.  

Take one old book.  I got a librarian's ok on this, so don't judge.  

This baby was in the trash pile at my school and it was just the perfect size to protect my ipad.  Some call it luck, I call it divine intervention.

You will need to cut along the inside spine of the book to separate the pages from the cover.  Gah! I felt so guilty breaking a book!  It felt naughty.  I'm such a boring good girl.  

The next step was covering the cover with some pretty fabric that I found at the fabric store for $2.89.  

I just used spray adhesive to make the job faster.  This stuff is super sticky and holds nicely too.  Use some Allene's tacky glue or hot glue for the inside fabric on fabric stuff so it's more secure.  

Now you need to make a holding board.  That is what holds your ipad secure.  I used elastic on the corners to hold the ipad in place.  What you see in the picture is actually an old picture frame backing out of a broken picture frame that I used on another project.  You can even see the area where I ripped off the stand piece.  The little stand piece looks like a tie so I think I'll save it for a father's day project.  Lol, I'm such a hoarder.  That's sad.  

I'm showing you the back side because this is where you will attach the elastic.  You will do this by securing elastics with hot glue to back side of each corner.  Place your ipad in it to make any needed adjustments.  Then attach it to the cover with hot glue and let it all dry.  

I have a sexy ipad cover and all it cost was about $3.00 worth of materials and about 15 minutes of my time.  

If you make one of these please do share so I can show you off.  

Nydia 8)


  1. Very cool idea!! love the fabric!! I'd love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party

  2. Looks really great! I love the fabric you used!

  3. what were the dimensions of the book you found?

  4. Hi Jena this response is super late. I'm sorry. The simple truth is I just took my ipad and put it against the book and measured that way.

  5. Was easy and fun to make, thanks



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