If you’re looking for a quick DIY idea for a last minute Father’s Day gift, you should definitely consider a tablet case! They’re one of the easiest things to put together, and if you’re making it from scratch, you can customize it to include exactly what you need.
For mine, I used about 1/2 yard of Heathered Jungle Green Felted Wool, and 1/2 yard of a wine colored faux leather vinyl. I also made this one for an iPad, so it measured 10″ wide. The length should be 2x the width of your tablet plus about 5″ for the front flap, so mine was 20″ long.
The first thing to do before creating the “envelope” is add any customizations and straps. For mine, this meant a pocket on what would become the back, and a small oval to be used as a grip on the bottom of the case.
I cut the 2.5″ strips of vinyl, folded the edges inward and top-stitched them. Two of them were stitched to the front of the case, about 5″ down, along with two buckles.
At this point, the front was folded up and stitched along the sides to create the actual case.
All I needed to do then was tack down the straps in a few places so they didn’t shift, and attach a handle! What customizations would you add?