You finally got your new iPad Air and but don't like any of the store bought cases. You know you'll end up dropping it and crack the screen. You don't want to just shove it in your backpack to get all scratched up. Sleeves are pretty lame. So what are you to do?
Stop crying and make your own you lazy bum.
Step 1: Tools
You need some basic tools and materialesto make this look professional.
-Knife (snap off utilities are nice, no sharpening)
-Metal straight edge
-Variety of leather punches
-1" round strap end punch
-cloth tape measure
-Sewing machine (some home sewing machines are strong enough but I have a commercial machine)
I do a lot of projects that are hand stitched but this cover has a lot of stitching
-Leather (about 2.5 sq. ft. of leather for shell 1 sq. ft. of suede for inside cover)
-Thickish grey board (stiffener for cover and for patterns)
The last two pics show a wider variety of tools if you get into leather working more. See my other instructables