Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tute-Happy Summer: Tablet Case

We're continuing our Tute-Happy Summer series today with a tutorial for an easy tablet case--whether you're taking it to the beach or just relaxing at home, make sure your tablet is protected in style! We've paired two fabrics from the Jungle Party collection--a cool animal print wavy stripe and a coordinating animal toile. Hiding inside those fun prints are two layers--Peltex, which provides stiff protection, and fusible fleece, which provides cushioning.  The case is just large enough (approximately 9" x 12") to comfortably fit most tablets. Enjoy the tutorial and then find the details at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a bundle of Jungle Party prints to play with!

1/4 yard zebra stripe
1/2 yard green toile
12" x 18" piece of Peltex
12" x 18" piece of fusible fleece
One 12" or 14" zipper in coordinating color

Note: Pay attention to directionality of the fabric as you cut.
From the zebra stripe:
Two 7" x 12-1/2" pieces

From the green toile:
Two 3" x 12-1/2" pieces
Two 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" pieces

From the Peltex:
Two 9" x 12" pieces

From the fusible fleece:
Two 9" x 12" pieces

Step 1: Sew each 3" x 12-1/2" green toile piece lengthwise to a 7" x 12-1/2" zebra stripe piece.

Step 2: Position a 9" x 12" Peltex piece on the wrong side of an outer bag piece. Press in place and topstitch 1/4" on either side of the outer bag piece seam, using contrasting thread. Repeat with remaining outer bag piece and Peltex piece.

Step 3: Center and fuse a 9" x 12" fusible fleece piece to the wrong side of each 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" green toile lining piece.

Step 4: Lay an outer bag piece right side up and position the zipper on top, right side down, with edges aligned. (Note: If you use a 14" zipper like we did, you'll have excess which you'll cut off later.) Position closed zipper so zipper pull end is aligned with the edge of the fabric. Position a lining piece on top, right side down, and pin in place. The zipper should be sandwiched between the outer bag and lining pieces. 

Step 5: Using a zipper foot, stitch. Flip the lining around the bag and press so the lining and bag are wrong sides together and your bag in the making looks like this:

Step 6: Repeat on the opposite side of the zipper using the remaining outer bag and lining piece. Here's what it should look like now on the outside:

And the lining side:

Step 7: Unzip the zipper at least halfway. Align bag pieces so both lining pieces are on one side of the zipper and both outer bag pieces on the opposite side, right sides together. Pin in place, matching side seams on the outer bag side.

Step 8: Sew around the outside edge of the case, leaving a 7"-8" opening along the bottom edge of the lining for turning. 
Step 9: Turn right side out. Slipstitch the opening in the lining closed, and enjoy!

For a chance to win a bundle of Jungle Party  prints, leave us a comment letting us know that you follow us on the blog or on Facebook. We'd also love to know what your favorite zoo animal is. Giveaway is open through Saturday, June 20th at 11:59 pm EST.

This giveaway is now closed, but be sure to check out our other tutorials, as we'll be sharing a tutorial and hosting a giveaway each week!

Check out each week of our Summer of Tutes!
Week 1: Sunglasses case  featuring Graphix 3
Week 2: The overnight bag featuring Who's Who
Week 4: Patriotic pennants featuring Tone on Tone
Week 5: Melon mini featuring Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz
Week 6: Lunch bag featuring Graphix 3
Week 9: Elegant clutch featuring Jungle Party 
Week 10: Modern table runner featuring Prairie Cloth Solids 


  1. I follow your blog. My favorite zoo animal is the tigers.

  2. I follow you through the blog via email. Thanks for the tutorials. Think I'd have to go for giraffe for favorite zoo animal.

  3. I follow your blog via email and I like your Facebook page. My favorite animal are the Lemurs. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway.

  4. I follow your blog posts and catch you on Facebook. My favorite zoo animal is the lion. However if I want to be entertained I watch the chimps.

  5. Great tute. I follow on Facebook and via email. Thanks!

  6. Gorgeous case and my fav zoo animal is is elephant. I follow on Facebook and via email. Thanks!

  7. My favorite zoo animal is the elephant. I follow via email: wordygirl (at) earthlink (dot) net

  8. My favourite zoo animal s the giraffe; pity there aren't any in your fabric line! I follow your blog.

  9. My favorite zoo animals are the big elephants. I follow your blog by email.
    Looking forward to trying your tablet case tutorial.

  10. I follow with the blog. My favorite: a tie between the red Panda and the black and white Panda.

  11. I follow on Facebook. Favorite zoo animal are the Cats.

  12. I follow via e-mail. I love the big cats (lions, tigers, panthers). :)

  13. I follow thru Bloglovin & Email both! :) Favorite Zoo Animalis probaly such a close tie between the Giraffes & the Penguins!

  14. I follow via bloglovin. Tigers and lions of giraffes are nice.

  15. I follow on Rss feeds and on FB. I love the zoo, my favorite animals at the zoo are the monkeys. I love when they start playing and racing around the enclosures

  16. I follow on fb. My favorite zoo animal are lions.

  17. I follow on Bloglovin. My favorite zoo animal is penguins. I could watch them all day. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  18. I already follow the blog via email and Bloglovin'. I've also 'liked' you on Facebook as well.

    My favorite zoo animal are the monkeys. They are fun to watch.

  19. I follow the blog on bloglovin. We love cheetahs and animal fabric at my house.