Is it a case? a Sleeve? A pouch?? I’m not quite sure what to call it besides amazing, but I’m here with the Sewing Pattern for iPad Pouch Case Sleeve that you all have been highly anticipating! AND, I even have a video that will walk you step-by-step through the process, so anyone can tackle this project.
I LOVE this pouch! It gives a few extra pockets so you’re not carrying everything around loose AND it’s just so fun to carry around something handmade.
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This is a perfect sewing project for a beginning sewer because it’s just straight lines! It’s also a fun project to showcase fabric and use something a little wild 😉
DIY iPad Pouch Case TUTORIAL
–main fabric (meow), 1-2 coordinating fabrics (dots and cats)
–liner fabric (floral)
—pom pom trim or piping (optional)
I would highly recommend watching the Sewing Pattern for iPad Pouch Case Sleeve VIDEO TUTORIAL – it walks you through step-by-step how to make the pouch and it’s easier for me to show you in the video how to construct it. Here’s the Video Tutorial:
DIY iPad Pouch Case PATTERN
If you love step-by-step pictures, I have that too! First up, lay your iPad down and measure a piece of fabric about inch bigger all the way around, because different iPads are different sizes. I cut my main pouch 11.5 inches tall by 9 inches wide.
Cut 2 pieces of main fabric, 2 pieces of liner fabric, and 2 pieces of fusible fleece, all 11.5 inches by 9 inches.
For one pocket, cut 1 piece of coordinating fabric and 1 piece of liner and 1 piece of fusible fleece 9 inches by 9 inches.
For another pocket, cut 1 piece of coordinating fabric and 1 piece of liner and 1 piece of fusible fleece 6 inches by 9 inches.
FUSE all the fleece to the main or coordinating fabric (see video for extra details).
OPTIONAL: sew quilting lines into the coordinating fabric of the top fabric (see video for details).
OPTIONAL: sew pom pom trim to the top of each pocket piece (see video for extra details).
Place lining fabric on top of each pocket piece. Sew along top edge.
Flip lining to the back of the pocket piece and top stitch along top edge (see video for extra details).
IF layering pockets, match up bottom edge. To create side-by-side pockets, stitch down the middle of the top pocket when it’s attached to the middle pocket.
You can see how laying pockets means that the front of the next pocket is the inside of the first pocket:
Now all pocket pieces are layered onto the main front fabric piece:
Take main back piece and place it right-sides-together on top of the layers. Sew in a “u” around the sides and bottom.
Clip the corners for easier turning and to help it lay flat:
Turn right-side out. Optional: attach trim along top edge. Optional: attach stretchy loop and button.
Sew the liner fabric right sides together, but leave 4-5 inches open along the bottom seam (see video for more details)
Place main fabric bag inside of lining fabric. Match up at top edge and sew all the way around the top edge.
Turn right-side out through the bottom hole in the liner:
Stitch up liner hole and tuck liner back down into back.
Top stitch around top edge.
Voila!! Enjoy making one (or lots!) for yourself!!
Oh, and isn’t that cat button the cutest thing ever?! We MADE it! Post on that coming soon 😉
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Enjoyed your article, I look forward to making a sleeve for my new ipad
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Debbie Davidson says
I absolutely love this!! Can you tell me where I might find the cat fabric and button you used?
Smantha William says
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Helen - HelloSewing says
that is a fantastic idea, Mandy. So well explained – thanks for sharing
And the cat button is the sweetest ever!
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I made this as a birthday gift for my daughter who loves to read. She loved it! Your directions were easy to follow and I’m so glad to have found your tutorial.