I got a tutorial for the ipad envelope put together…
You could always put an ereader and a cell phone in there. You could also use it like a clutch!
The dimensions that I put in here are for the ipad. But, this pattern can be customized and as always, these are rather “loose” instructions. If you can come up with an easier way, please let me know. This was as simple as I could get it.
1 piece of laminated cotton, 11 1/2 x 18″ ( if you have a directional print, pay attention to that..)
1 piece of interior lining cotton 11 1/2 x 18″
1 piece of 2 sided craft fuse (extra sturdy) 11 1/2 x 18″
1 piece fusible fleece 11 1/2 x 18″
2 pieces suede 11 1/2 x 5 1/2″ (or whatever you would like your flap made of)
start by adhering your fusible fleece to your lining piece.
Then with right sides together, stitch the long side of your suede to the short side of you laminate. Do the same with the lining. This gives you two pieces that are the same length. On the suede end of the lining, right side up, place your “soft” portion of velcro. Set them at 2″ from center and 3″ from the edge.
Repeat on the laminate end of the laminate with the “rough” side of the velcro match.
They should match up…
with right sides together, sew down the two long sides and the suede short side of your cozy. Clip edges and turn right side out. poke out your corners. With great patience, insert your piece of 2 sided craft fuse. It will get stuck on the fusible fleece. Once you have it all nice and flattened, heat up that iron and whip out your pressing cloth. Press the bejezzzus outta that puppy and flatten her up.
While you are at it, turn under your open end, and press for seaming. then… seam. via topstitch.
I also did a little stitch in the ditch at the meeting of the suede and laminate.
next, fold it in half leaving your suede exposed as a flap. Topstitch your edges down. I really had to hammer these, so they would go under the presser foot with ease. I also continued this as a decorative stitch over the suede.
|this is my kindle sized cozy it does not have the envelope flap, but does show how I “pin” my laminates|