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My 75 year old father has an iPad. Okay, if the senior citizens are getting tablet computers, you know that they're going to be a fixture in our lives for a while.  

But suppose you jumped on the tablet bandwagon, but you don't have an iPad.  Maybe you have a Xoom.  Or a Kindle.  Or something in between, like my 7" Galaxy Tab.  Its hard to find cases for these.  You can't walk into an Apple store or a Brookstone and pick up a accessories for them.

Sure you can get a case for your tablet... from the manufacturer.  And it comes in any color you want, as long as you want black.  So where are the cool accessories for you?

Well, gentle reader, the cool stuff is as close as your sewing room.  Because I am going to help you make your own sweet gadget sleeve, no matter what kind of gadget you have.  

This sleeve features ~
  • cushy felt lining for extra protection
  • exterior patch pocket for earbuds, sync cable, extra memory, etc
  • button closure
  • made from recycled / re-purposed materials!
Time to complete ~  About an hour

Materials required ~
  • rear quarter panel of a pair of jeans
  • two pieces of felt (I used eco-fi brand)
  • decorative button
  • elastic hair tie
  • newspaper
Also ~
  • scissors
  • marking pen (optional)
  • sewing machine (optional, you can also hand sew, or use fabric glue on the major seams)
  • iron (also optional, but recommended)
Lets get started!



 
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ydik made it!1 month ago

This instructable was fun. not easy to accomplish, and not so easy to learn. But my girlfriend and I made it through and we're happy with the result!

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Bitsi (author)  ydik1 month ago

Congratulations! You persevered and it looks great. :-)

barbaragon1 year ago
The paper pattern was a good idea...I've never tried that, always measured and added a little. Thanks for such clear instructions.
jimmytvf2 years ago
i've just made the same!!!! i have to change the buttons, are broken down and i also put a strap when i go everywhere, but i have to put some felt inside, raw denim is starting to scratching my screen
avatarsyd2 years ago
what if elastic wears out?
should we switch it?
knitpixie3 years ago
So clever! I love it! Gotta love all the things you can do with a pair of jeans!