In this DIY I´ll explain how to hand sew a case with recycled inner tube. I have made it for my ebook but it´s for laptop, ebook, tablet...
I have done the measurements using my ebook as reference.
The supplies are basic:
-Fabric (I used canvas because is very resistant)
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Step 1: STEP 1: Cut the Inner Tube
Cut and wash the inner tube. After that, measure the length of the ebook and cut 1 cm longer. Cut as much pieces as you need to cover the width of the ebook (I needed 4 pieces)
Step 2: STEP 2: Sew the Inner Tube
Sew the pieces between them to do a whole piece of it. I first sew them in pairs with two sewing rows with 0.5 cm of distance between them. Then I sew the two pairs of inner tube. I did a 1.5 cm distance of the two sewing rows of this sew.
Step 3: STEP 3: Cut the Fabric
After sewing the inner tube, we have the measure to cut the fabric. I used canvas because is a resistant fabric but you can use another fabric. If you prefer, you can use no fabric at all because inner tube is very resistant. Let 1.5 cm of margin in order to do the hem.
Step 4: Step 4: Sew the Inner Tube, the Fabric and the Zipper
This is the most complex step but it´s not so difficult. I used the tweezers to put the zipper in the correct place. I decided to round up the corners. This makes easier to sew the corners. I first sew one side of the case and then the other one.
Step 5: Final Result
If you have reached this step, congratulations! Is an easy DIY, but it requires time because is hand sewed.
Runner Up in the
Sew Tough Challenge