I was very blessed to have received an Apple iPad for Christmas this year. I will be purchasing an Otterbox Defender Case for it soon but also wanted a cute little fabric case for it as well. I shopped around a bit and after not finding what I wanted, I decided to make one for myself.
I made it slightly bigger than the iPad to allow for the extra bulk of the Defender Case. I got this adorable fabric at Ikea last year. I doubled the fabric and sandwiched thick felt between both of the layers to give it some cushion for more protection. Then I quilted it using my sewing machine and the free motion foot. Next I wanted something really soft on the inside to protect the screen so I chose a pink and white striped flannel fabric and added it to the sandwich as well. I folded it all over my iPad to check for size and left enough fabric to have a flap come over the front. Around the flap I stitched on some bias tape in red. Then I stitched up the case itself.
I was going to use velcro as a closure but forgot to sew it on before stitching the bag together. Sigh... So, I came up with using a bit of elastic instead. Kind of the same idea as the elastic closure on Moleskine Notebooks.
To decorate it just a bit, I added some buttons to the front flap. And there you have it! One very quick and easy iPad case. Total time, about 2 hours. Probably less for an experienced seamstress (which I am NOT). :)