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!


  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. :)

  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, :)

  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!

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

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

  6. Thanks for the information and links you shared this is so should be a useful and quite informative!
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