Sunday, 30 January 2011

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The Year of The Gadget

ipad sleeve full

In a major bout of avarice, we treated ourselves to an Ipad on our hols. Yes, I know, I got a spiffy new smart phone recently. And was gifted a Kindle for Christmas. Do you think if I make them all cases they count as business expenses?

ipad sleeve zippered pocket

It was hard to decide on a fabric but in the end I concluded that geeky things should be covered in more geeky things. As you can see, I wasn't willing to part with enough of my geeky fabric to make the back of the cover. Red twill is fine. I added a zippered compartment for cables and the twelve credit cards required to purchase all the apps I need.

ipad sleeve panel

I wasted a day of my life trying to track down funky-printed neoprene but the search was not fruitful (even plain neoprene is hideously expensive), and although I was sorely vaguely tempted to buy a heat press and sublimate print neoprene myself, that would have made the case more expensive than the Ipad itself. Which is saying something.

ipad sleeve bendy

I did come up with a solution to my neoprene-induced conundrum, however. Doesn't the picture above look a little bit bendy? As it turns out, craft neoprene is neither hideously expensive nor hard to track down and other than not having fabric fused to it I think it's the same thing! Using a second fabric, I made a rectangular pocket in the cover, slipped a piece of neoprene in and sewed around it so it doesn't shift. Et freaking voila.

9 comments:

  1. Adorable, fabulous and crafty. **LOVE**

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  2. Perfect. Jealous of the iPad and the case.

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  3. Someone contact Apple... you should sell them that design, brilliant!

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  4. LOVE the fabric...where did you find it? Did you order it from somewhere?

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  5. Thanks everyone!

    Stephanie, I got it on Etsy. The line is called 'Smirk' :)

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  6. So brilliant - does your head ever hurt with all the ideas you have?

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