I thought I'd take a photo with a little context - though this was last weekend before we got nearly a foot more of snow. As you can see, I made another iPad case. The first one was fine really, but when you are using your iPad to surf the internet in the back of meetings, the velcro really gives you away. I'm also, well, me, and I kept spilling things on it and the tan didn't hide as much as I would have liked. But mostly I found this great oilcloth in Austin, Texas and knew immediately I wanted to use it for a case.
Supplies: oil cloth, quilt batting (or felt), gel super clue, sewing machine & thread
I really just went for this without a lot of prep or planning. I didn't take great photos because I wasn't sure it would turn out, so my apologies. But it did turn out, and I love it. I didn't even know I wanted a case this bright and funky, but now I know I did. You can use the same technique to make a case for your phone, ipod, kindle...
I cut enough oilcloth to be more than I thought I would need. I happened to also have a scrap of cotton quilt batting that I guessed would be wide enough. Using the iPad (or whatever your gadget) I made rough guesses about the height and width with consideration to the thickeness of the iPad and of the cloth and batting. Then I just made a go for it. If your gadget is an iPad then I'll give you the correct dimensions below, hurray!
When it's dry turn it right-side-out and you're done. The iPad fits really snugly. No one will hear you pull it out and when you spill (or put it in your purse with strawberries) you'll be fine!