For this tutorial, you'll be able to make a case that flips open and stand on it's side if necessary. Of course it won't be as sturdy as the ones you buy in stores because of the material we will be using but it will be designed to your liking!
What you will need:
- 2 non-stretch fabric patterns of your choice (preferably one of the patterns be soft and fleecy)
- Old binder or sturdy cardboard
- Glue (fabric or glue gun)
- Ruler, pen, scissors, thread to match
1. Take an old binder and rip off the plastic on the outside. With the cardboard inside, cut out two identical rectangles that are just slightly larger than your tablet/eReader. In addition, cut out another rectangle that is slightly smaller than the size of your tablet/eReader. You should now have 3 pieces.
According to the diagram below:
Larger pieces: A and C
Smaller piece (although the picture makes it look bigger than it is): B
Optional: for piece A and C, round just one top and one bottom corner on the same side.
Optional: if you want your device to be able to stand on its side, cut piece C in half from top to bottom.
IF your fabric is thin, you can always cut an extra layer of fabric so that the cardboard piece won't be visible from the outside.
6. Flip your fabric inside out to leave a clean seam on the outside. If you have any wrinkles in your fabric, iron them out now.
8. Sew your fabric layers together as close to piece A as possible without sewing into the cardboard. I used a zipper foot for this step in order to get close to the edge.
10. Slip in piece C. If you cut piece C in two, slip in one piece, then sew, and then the last piece. If you made a rounded edge, make sure that the rounded side is the last side to go into the fabric.
12. You are basically repeating steps 4 to 6 now with piece B. Lay piece B on top of the fabric pattern that will be shown on the inside of your case. Trace around the piece, accounting for seam allowance and cut out two identical pieces. Sew 3 edges together. Flip the pieces inside out. Iron the wrinkles out of necessary. Slip piece B into the pocket and close off the last edge with some glue, tucking in the ends.
13. Roughly measure out 4 equal pieces of elastic that will nicely wrap around the corner of piece B.
AND YOU'RE DONE! Hope you enjoyed :)