Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Finished iPad Mini Cover

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.
Finally, the fastening was a real issue at first because I didn't really want to use buttons and I have no velcro. Considering how many odd buttons are in my sewing jar right now though, I did go for the button solution. I made a loop to slip around it - a simple solution, but fun to make using this tutorial. Here is a video tutorial if you prefer to see how it's done:

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.


  1. Thank you, Louise! You can find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swedish-fish-socks

  2. So pretty! Love the colors :)

  3. That looks great!
    Andrea aka Frau Leo