In this review I will go over the steps to construct a beautiful iPad case. This takes very little material and can be completed in a day if you stick to it.
We used a disappearing 9 patch technique with 1/4" seams.
Also start by taking a piece of cardboard and a marker to trace an iPad to use as a template and for reference during the tutorial.
Step 1: Setting up the disappearing 9 patch
In this tutorial we will be using the disappearing 9 patch technique. This technique involves a standard 9 patch being cut evenly to make 4 different pieces (4 large squares, 8 small rectangles and a small square).
Step 1: Choose 9 pieces of fabric and press all fabric before starting to have accurate cuts.
Step 2: Using 9 different prices of material, cut 27 4" x 4" square patches.
Step 3: Using the 27 pieces, arrange three 9 patches. For this size of case, we chose one fabric to be the center of each of the three 9 patches, and 8 random patterns to complete the rest of the 9 patch.
Step 4: Sew the 9 patch squares together.
Step 5: Press all seams flat on both sides to flatten the 9 patch for more accurate sewing and cutting later.
Step 6: Cut excess threads. (Do not pull threads!)
Step 7: Disappearing 9 patch technique - Cut each 9 patch horizontal and vertical in the middle evenly.