I stitched up this cute tablet cozy for camping.
This is great to take along on Fall trips. It’s made from an old denim skirt, flannel, and soft corduroy scraps.
First, let’s measure the width and length of your tablet. Then to the width, add 1 1/2″ and to the length, add 2″. So, here is what I cut out:
- 8 1/2″ x 12″ flannel for the lining, 2 pieces
– 8 1/2″ x 12″ batting, 2 pieces
– 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square of quilting cotton for front
– 1 1/2″ x 25″ quilting cotton for tie
– 1 1/2″ x 16″ quilting cotton for tie
– For the exterior front and back, I sewed a piece of denim and corduroy together with 1/2″ seams, then trimmed it to 8 1/2″ x 12″
Sew the lining pieces right sides together with 1/2″ seams. Leave one of the shorter ends open for the top edge. Also leave an opening in one of the side seams. Trim the bottom seam allowance to 1/4″. Keep wrong side out. Set this aside.
Press over all edges 1/4″ to the wrong side of the 3 1/4″ square. Place on the front exterior piece, keeping at least 1 1/2″ away from all edges. Stitch close to the edges attaching this square.
Place the batting on the wrong side of the exterior front and back pieces. Quilt with your preferred method. I just sewed straight lines down the middle and stitched in the ditch in between the denim and corduroy.
For the ties, fold over both short ends 1/4″ to the wrong side. Then fold in half lengthwise and wrong side together. Stitch down the long raw edge. I used a four thread overlock serger stitch.
Repeat for the other tie.
Place the exterior back piece right side up. Place the longest tie in the center of the bottom short edge with raw edges matching. Baste. On the top short edge of this same piece, baste the shorter tie, matching raw edges.
Place the front and back pieces right sides matching. Sew with 1/2″ seams, leaving the top short edge unsewn. I tied the ties loosely, to keep out of the way when stitching. Turn this right side out.
Place the exterior , which is right side out, inside the lining, which is wrong side out. Both right sides are matching. Also, line up the side seams and pin around the top edge.
Stitch around the top, close to the edge. Pull the exterior through the opening in the lining.
Sew the opening in the lining closed. I used my sewing machine.
Push the lining inside the exterior. Smooth out the top edge.
Use a decorative stitch around the outside edge. Sew this on the right side of the fabric.
I used a Serpentine stitch.
And place your tablet inside and tie in a bow!