Check me out! After the Oh Sew Pathetic travesty of making a too-small iPad cover I finally did the maths and have me an iPad cover.
Recognise the fabrics? The vintage cotton print comes from my NHS Direct top aka one of my Sewaholic Pendrell blouses. (I love that this fabric was bought during a writing weekend in the literary hub of Hay-on-Wye and now it’s keeping an iPad warm.)
The red cashmere wool is from a sizeable leftover scrap from my Lady In Red dress aka V1183:
Don’t you just love it when scraps come together in new makes? (And can you see what I meant in yesterday’s post about my love of red?)
Finally, I got my dimensions right! If you want to use them, I cut three oblongs each 460x295mm – one from batting, and the two others from the fabrics. Oh, and I just made up a nice V-shape for my tab.
Right up until the eleventh hour, the cashmere wool was going to be my outer casing. Then, prior to sewing a final seam I thought, Oh, isn’t it a shame this cheerful flower print will be hidden? My next thought was, It doesn’t need to be! Plan turned abruptly on its head. And how glad I am.
The label that was meant to be discreetly hidden inside is now there for all to see:
Because I know you’ll ask… The labels came from Ray Stitch!
I decided to fully embrace the whole flower theme by adding a felt flower:
And even the button is flowery:
Point proved yet again. There’s always the perfect button waiting in your button jar.
This iPad case makes me soooo happy. There’s no danger of misplacing an iPad that’s a screaming red flower fusion one off! And I don’t think any macho thugs will try to steal it, do you?
The moral of this lesson is: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
I might be maths phobic, but I can still sew. Phew!