PMQG Swap iPad Case

Today, I’d like to share an iPad messenger case that I made for a Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild swap. In December. (I’m a bit behind on posts!) We filled out questionnaires for our counterparts, and my partner’s list was simple: ‘iPad case’, ‘gray’, and ‘Denyse Schmidt’. Done, done, and done!Corduroy iPad Case/Stand

The iPad messenger case pattern is from Etsy seller Birdiful Stitches. This isn’t the only pattern I bought from her shop, and it’s not the only one that was turned into a Christmas present! But that’s another post…

Corduroy iPad Case/Stand

There are a lot of details that I really like — the swivel strap hardware, roomy back pocket, and my additions: the strip of Hope Valley scraps (left over from my three HV quilts), and a covered button closure.

Corduroy iPad Case/Stand

The cool thing about this case is that is also folds out into a stand, thanks to some heavyweight quilter’s template plastic in the innards.

Corduroy iPad Case/Stand

I don’t have an iPad (I’m a Samsung girl), but trust me that it does fit!

Corduroy iPad Case/Stand

My swap partner Anna seemed very happy with the case. I hope she enjoys it!

More on my second Birdiful Stitches creation coming soon…


Owl Galaxy Tab Cozy

Owl Galaxy Tab Sleeve

After yearning for a tablet computer for months, I gave in and bought a brand spankin’ new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Much to my techie husband’s chagrin, my favorite Tab pastimes are checking my Google Reader, playing Robotek, and showing off the quick and easy case that I put together.

Crap I’ve Made has a great tutorial for a zippered laptop sleeve that was easy to adapt for the Tab. The front is a home dec weight owl print that I picked up in Portland, and I dipped into my Denyse Schmidt stash for the flower print.

Owl Galaxy Tab Sleeve, Front

Lined with a tiny stripe print…

Owl Galaxy Tab Sleeve, Lining

… and a little more Denyse Schmidt for the back.

Owl Galaxy Tab Sleeve, Back

The fabric, interfacing, and zipper were all from my stash, so this was my favorite kind of project — free!