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This instructable will help you create your own purse or case for your tablet or ebook reader.  I actually made mine from a pair of cargo pants that were too small for me and with some decorative fabric from a dress I edited down a bit.  I used fabric glue to put most of it together as I couldn't be bothered to sew, but I did hand sew a few parts I thought would wear out quickly.  The bag converts from a cross-body bag to a shoulder bag as well.  I hope you find the tutorial useful and you can check out my other work at www.sustainabilady.com.


Here's what you need:

- About a yard or less of some type of durable material (I used a pair of cargo pants that were too small)
- About a 1' x 1' piece of decorative fabric (if you'd like)
- About 12' of rope (mine is about a 1/4" in diameter)
- 2  -  7.5" x 4.75" piece of cardboard (mine is from a cereal box)
- 1  -  7.5" x 4.75" piece of polystyrene or foam product (mine is from a camera bag I took apart for something else)
- 2 buttons
- 2 rubber bands

- Fabric glue (I used Aleene's Fabric Fusion - it makes the material ROCK HARD which is great for this project)
- Needle and thread
- Scissors


*ps: I apologize for the less than stellar photos in this instructable.  My laptop is being serviced so I'm using a spare one that doesn't have Photoshop.  I'm just using my little Olympus point and shoot camera and Microsoft Office Picture Manager to photograph and edit the items and diagrams.

Step 1: Create the base

First, create a base for the case.  I've created mine using various pockets from the cargo pants.  I glued a zippered pocked to a piece of fabric and glued that to a large cargo pocket.  I wanted a few places to hold a small wallet, headphones, bluetooth earpiece, and any other random bits I need to have on me. 

The diagram looks a little different than the cutout, but I did - it's more of a picture of how I would've liked to have cut the material.
wow this is sooo cool very good job
Thanks!! it was well worth the trouble of making it...

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