Paded ipad pouch

Ever Since my hubby got me the new I Pad, I have been looking for a cute case or pouch for it.
I found a few on Etsy, but most are over $30.00, I didn't want to spend the money, because deep inside I knew I could make one myself for a fraction of the price.

And I was right, I was able to make one!

Here it is:

Do you want to see how I made it? Well keep reading then :)

You need:
Zipper (10 inches or longer)
Fabric for the outside of the pouch (2 pieces cut: 9 1/2 X 12)
Fabric for the inside (lining) of the pouch (2 pieces cut: 9 1/2 X 12)
Fabric for the ruffle (2 pieces cut 6x16)
Fleece interfacing (I doubled it, so you need 4 pieces cut: 9 1/2 X 12)

Pin the doubled interfacing to the front fabric and divide it evenly into thirds (mark with pen):

Sew straight down the marked lines:

Next, we need to prepare the ruffles. Iron down the two edges 1/2 an inch:

Measure 2 1/2 inches from the bottom and pin:

Then start sewing the ruffle and randomly ruffling it:

Once you finished one side, sew down the other side, also randomly ruffling:

Now you should have this:

Ok, now we need to attach the zipper. Lay your lining down and then your zipper on top:

Then lay your outer fabric down (right side down):

Now sew the three pieces together along the top edge (1/4 seam):

Flip over, This is what you should have now:

At this time, I attached my label to the interfacing (optional):

Then you need to top stitch close to the edge:

Now we need to sew on the other piece-
Lay your lining down (right side up) and then lay your fabric with zipper on top of that:

And then lay your other outer piece (right side down):

Sew close to the edge once more and then top stitch:

This is what you should have now:

Now, leave your zipper half way closed:

Now, place your lining together and your outer fabric together and pin:

Sew around the three sides. You will need to leave the bottom of the lining un-sewed:

Like so:

Once the edges have been sewed, cut the zippers close to the fabric:

Clip the corners:

Turn inside out:

Lastly, fold in the seam at the bottom of the lining and pin:

Sew shut:

Now stuff the lining into the pouch and you are all done!

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  1. love those fabrics together:) i still need to make a laptop bag too!

  2. I love this! Mu hubby just got a tablet and asked me to sew him a cover. This is perfect! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now:
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  3. this is awesome!! GREAT tutorial!

  4. Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so grab yourself a button and get your brag on!


  5. Hi there, I really enjoy reading your blog and would like to give you the One Lovely Blog award. You can grab the button and rules from my blog. Anna x

  6. What a great idea!It looks lovely.

  7. Adorable & practical!

  8. I LOVE this and would love it if you would link it up at my linky party:

  9. I'd love for you to join me at Inspire Me Mondays. This week's linky party is open for one more day.

  10. How stinkin cute and awesome is this? seriously I love it if I get an ipad I am soooooo going to try to make this :) I found you through the House of Hepworths linky party and just had to stop by. I am your newest follower and cant wait to check more of your blog out. Come and visit me and say hi and please follow back :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  11. Hey, just wanted to let you know I've featured your link today on SewHappyGeek's Feature Friday! Go get a button :)

  12. This is the cutest! I am your newest follower, come follow me?

    Also, where did you get your labels?


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  14. Great step-by-step tutorial, so clear that I think I could manage to make one myself! I love that it has a zipper AND padding, because I am super protective of my iPad. I featured you today on my gift idea roundup as part of my Christmas In July series :)

  15. I am going to use this for an ipod touch. Love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    (come check out my blog please!?)

  16. LOVE IT! I'm itching to make an iPad case! :)

  17. I love this project so much I featured it at my weekly Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party! Congrats!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button!


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  18. This turned out great! I do the same things as you - see something and then decide that I can make it for cheaper then it is selling for! ;)
    Anyway, I am featuring you tomorrow at my link party! Stop by and share what else you have been working on and grab a button!