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May 5, 2014

Vintage Book Tablet Case {Video Tutorial}

For those of you who have patiently waited for this tutorial, thank you!  I initially posted photos of my first tablet case in this post & have made several since then.  They're just so fun & they make great gifts!
This case fits my iPad mini perfectly (as well as a few other goodies) & it's definitely unique compared to all of the other cases available commercially.  I love that you can customize it to fit your own personality & style.
To make your own case, you'll need:
  • a hard back book slightly larger than your tablet
  • a long zipper (22"-26", depending on the size of your book)
  • fabric of your choice
  • Heat & Bond
  • E6000 glue
  • binder clips
  • sewing machine & basic sewing skills (you'll need to sew a few straight lines)
  • Fiskars Craft Knife (or similar cutting tool)
  • patterned paper (I used this Color Theory paper pack for all of my books)
  • iron
  • chipboard (cereal boxes work fine)
Here's the step-by-step video tutorial:



I hope you enjoy making your own vintage book cases!

6 comments :

  1. That is VERY cute and cool, Julie. I love it. Thank you for taking the time to create such detailed instructions. I think I need to try this. :)

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  2. AH! This is so, so cool! I love it. Would you please come share it with us at The Makers link party over on my blog, persialou.com? :)

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  3. I've wanted to make one of these for my iPhone and iPad for a long time. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on Pinterest!

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  4. Wow these are awesome, definitely going on my to do list. Thank you

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  5. Just getting over here to check this out - can't wait to try my own! :)

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