Quick and Easy Quilted Tablet Case Tutorial


This tablet case took me only about an hour or so to make-- super fast and so cute! I love these as gifts too-- you could also change the size and make it a laptop case or multi-purpose pouch. All of my digital Scrappy Appliqué patterns include 4 different sizes, from mini-large. I used the small sized template for this one. So grab your favorite pattern, and let's make a pouch! Managerie-2 Managerie-4

Materials:

  • 1 scrappy appliqué pattern of your choice
  • 2 yds fusible web
  • 1 yd lightweight interfacing, like Pellon 906f
  • 1 yd stabilizer, like Sulky Totally Stable (not needed if you are using canvas for the outside fabric)
  • 1/2 yd fabric for outside + 1/2 yd fabric for lining, or 4 fat quarters
  • Craft size batting
  • 1 zipper 2" longer than the width of your tablet
  • Clear thread, coordinating thread -- my favorite is Aurifil 50 wt.
Directions:
  1. Prepare the appliqué piece (size small) according to the instructions in the pattern.
  2. Cut 4 panels (2 outer fabric, 2 lining fabric) 4" wider and longer than your tablet.
  3. Satin stitch the appliqué piece to one of the outer panels, centered.
  4. I wanted my pouch to be extra cushioned, so I folder my batting over, making it double layered. Lay your outer fabric on top of the folded over batting, right side up. Baste as desired (with safety pins, spray, or thread).
  5. Quilt the panel however you like. You will not have any backing since we'll add lining later (this feels strange, but works fine. If you'd prefer to use some scrap fabric for a backing, you absolutely can). I had fun with this quilting pattern-- first I quilted random lines across the panel, breaking it into sections, then I quilted straight lines in each section, changing the angle of the lines for each. I did it in free motion (so it went quickly) and I didn't worry about the lines being perfectly straight or evenly spaced-- I think the imperfections make it more interesting.
  6. Repeat step 4 & 5 for the second panel.
  7. I used this tutorial to install the zippers and finish the project. If I make this again, I may add a pocket in the lining.
Managerie-3 These might just be my family's Christmas gifts this year! What animal would you put on yours??  

3 comments


  • Shannon Brinkley

    Just saw this — You absolutely may!!


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  • Megan Cavagnaro

    Hello! I’m a guest contributor on Sew Mama Sew, working on a Handmade Holidays roundup. I love this tutorial and would like to include it in my list. Sew Mama Sew only uses photos with permission, so is it ok with you if they publish one photo from this project? They will link back to the project and if it is used in social media to promote the series, they will provide attribution and tag you.


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