We've got this tablet a while back with our tv & internet contract in Switzerland but until now we've only used it to listen to audiobooks at night, but now that I'm going to school I found out how useful this little thing is when you don't want to print and carry hundreds of pages of scripts with you. However, I like to be careful with my things and carrying a tablet around without any protection made me feel really uncomfortable. Hence this project.
What you'll need:
thick felt (I bought 40cm x 120cm and I have enough leftovers to make a second case)
some scrap fabric
sewing machine, thread, scissors and a pen
1: First measure how much felt you'll need by placing the tablet about 1 cm from the edges, mark with a pen, double the length and then add another 10cm for the flap.
3: Fold at your mark and sew on the sides.
4: Put a 10cm piece of elastic under a scrap piece of fabric and sew to the inside of the flap (place it in the middle!), make sure a small loop stays outside. Fold the flap over and mark where the loop meets the case, this is where you'll add the button (by hand).
5: (optional:) add another piece of scrap fabric to the flap to hide the stitches from where you attached the elastic.
As you see, my stitches are still all wobbly and especially with thick fabric such as this, it's not always easy and there's so much left to learn, but it's these easy little projects that help me make progress little by little.
I am still rather proud of how it turned out and think I will make another one with black fabric so M. can take the tablet to school when he needs it (he's not that big of a fan of polka dots, so sad).
You can costumize this to your heart's desires and add another pocket for headphones or a pen etc.