Instructables
IMG_0704.jpg
I needed a case for my new iPad. Everyone and their brother seem to be making them. I didn't want the ones everyone and their brother are making, though. I wanted mine to have teeth and eyeballs!

I mean, just look at him! He's great.

What you will need:

Monster fur
Stretch fabric
Elastic
Two letter sized hardboard clipboards, or hardboard (anything else light might do as well)
Black Felt
White Felt
iPad


 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Boards

I could have just made a fabric cover, but I really kind of worry about my iPad in my pack getting pressed onto something right on the screen, and cracking. Since all my textbooks are on it for school, and it travels every day with me, I decided to go with solid covers.

This will increase the weight slightly, but if you've ever had to haul accounting or business law books, you'll agree that the slight cover weight is nothing compared to having those two heavy books removed from my pack forever.

I really like 1/8th inch hardboard. You can get it super cheap at Lowes or Home Depot for somewhere around $5 for a 4x8 foot sheet. I have this problem with transporting that home, and then storing it, so I opted to use some cheap clipboards as they are made out of the same stuff. I paid $3 for three clipboards, but not having to take a 4x8' sheet of board home on the bus was worth the extra cost.

Firstly, measure your iPad. I came up with 7 7/8 by 9 7/8. That's a bit big, but enough to overlap the iPad by just a smidge with the covers.

I measured, and cut the clipboards to size. I just used a hand saw because it's quieter and my neighbors might mind anything I have that's louder. The hardboard is damn easy to cut, so it only takes a few minutes.

I then sanded the edges, taking care with the corners. The corners need to be a bit rounded, or they will poke through the fabric eventually.
Took this one on with and for my daughter. We were quickly in way over our heads (we don't sew). But with the help of a sister-in-law with skills and a machine we got it done. We even hand stitched the last parts ourselves. Thanks for the cool idea and instructions.
photo(19).JPGphoto(18).JPG
HeresyOfTruth (author)  Teachersears1 year ago
That is so cool! I love how it turned out. Way to go!
alpe_972 years ago
imonster
ifurry
Just like Harry Potter! Great!
pet it and you'll be fine : )
HeresyOfTruth (author)  Qwedgeonline4 years ago
Yes! I love that Harry Potter book.