DIY: Homemade tablet case

DIY tablet cover

Tablet cases can be anywhere from $15 (on a good day) to $50 (on a normal day). I prefer to spend as little money as possible, plus I’m on this “making thoughtful gifts” kick, so I decided to fashion a tablet case for someone.

Below are some shots of what resulted!

Here is some material I was considering using but then I didn’t. I just used the purple placemat beneath it. Reason? It already had interfacing, and it had a nice pattern on one side and a liner on the other. Also it cost $2, and it worked!

homemade case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8"

homemade case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8"

Burning the midnight oil trying to get this done in time for Christmas… The elastics look rather sharp I think.

homemade case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8"

homemade case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8" finished!

homemade case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8" finished!

I’m no expert, as demonstrated by the stitch lines and cutting, but you don’t know how happy I was when the Velcro was forever stitched onto this material. Velcro is NOT easy for beginners.┬áSince taking this picture, I’ve since trimmed the Velcro straight. Tip: Don’t use sticky-back Velcro! It gunks up a needle and will make you homicidal.

homemade case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8" finished!

I wish I could give you my own tutorial — unfortunately I was too busy cursing like a sailor and re-threading a needle to take progress pictures (Velcro … ugh), plus I really don’t know what I did here. Thankfully, I followed this wonderful tutorial to which I can direct you.

I think for a novice, I did pretty OK. Just another example of how — although not perfect — you can do a decent job of something if you are willing to lose all sanity in the process!

And now someone will have a nice little soft case for their tablet this Christmas!

What have you made lately?

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