Having finished knitting the fish pattern for my iPad mini cover, all that was left to do was the lining and deciding on a way to fasten the top so that the iPad wouldn't slide out. Of course I procrastinated again - when it comes to sewing by hand, I try to put it off till it can no longer wait. How I wish I had a sewing machine (and space for it)!
Taking a look at my stash, I decided on a grey floral fabric from Scandinavia (no, not IKEA) for the lining. Even though I had considered adding batting to cushion the iPad, I finally decided against it because the knitting seems to be protection enough for everyday use. I sewed everything by hand, which makes it look a little crooked at the top where I sewed the knitting to the fabric, but it does the job.
So that's it! I've got a protective cover made from materials I had in my stash already. No need to spend money on an expensive cover for now. Mine isn't perfect, but it does the job and it's handmade too.