Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Shabby Chic

Holy Moly!  I just got the new iPad Air2 - never had an iPad before - and I am absolutely, positively ADDICTED to it!  Getting ready to visit my lovely daughter, son-in-law and Ronin.  I wanted a case to protect my iPad, but they aren't out yet, so no case before I leave.

I found THE BEST tutorial on YouTube called "A shabby chic tablet case for you to sew!  by Debbie Shore"  It took me 2.5 hours to get through the first 12 minutes because I worked along with her, step by step (gotta love that iPad ;0)).  Here's how it turned out:

The front is embellished with vintage lace I've collected, a Fleur de lis charm and an Eiffel Tower charm.  The buttons are a mother of pearl style.  I found some great graphics of French Costume Ladies from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed them on fabric paper.  (Can you tell I love French-themed things)?
The back is a lovely toile print.
Inside lining is, once again, French-themed.
The tutorial suggested binding tape for the binding, but I I made my own out of the toile fabric.  All was from stash.

These type of things are very addicting to make - and easy-peasy. I've already made another, which I can't show you because it's a surprise for someone.

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

20 comments:

  1. Your ipad case is lovely, Kim. Much nicer than a bought one!

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  2. Very nice! I'm lazy -- haven't made anything for my ipad. lol!

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  3. Love your ipad case. Very nice!

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  4. Wow, the case turned out lovely! You did a great job.

    And I know what you mean about the iPad. We love ours and have had one version or another for years. I really love loading up a Craftsy class or a YouTube video and following along by my sewing machine.

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  5. Oh it's sooo very pretty Kim. A "KiM" original. :)

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  6. A perfect iPad cozy! Great job and cool choice of fabrics.

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  7. wow Kim this is so shabby and gorgeous,well done on your beautiful finish.xx

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  8. Hello Kim,

    I love toile fabric too, your cover is just so pretty. Enjoy your visit with the family.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  9. You did a fantastic job Kim. I love the fabric.

    Linda

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  10. Enjoy your new AirPad and have fun with it. Your fabric is so beautiful....I love this.

    Happy Stitching

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  11. Looks so beautiful! Love all the pretty trims and fabrics! love Annette

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  12. Congrats on the new gadget !! Your iPad cozy is lovely:)
    I have been using iPad for past 3.5 years and it's the best for cross stitch charts, you can enlarge them easily. If you plan to use it for cross stitch, I would suggest you to buy an iPad stand as well . It is a flexible lamp like structure with charging wire. Easy to sit on chair and see the charts. I got mine from Pyle audio.

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  13. Amazing! I love the whole shabby-chic look. Fantastic job putting it together! :D

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  14. Beautiful Ipad case! What a great job you did on it!

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  15. Oh Kim it's so French love the fabrics too , what a fab joy you made of it.
    Have a good time with your family.

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  16. Oh la la!! Zi is so French!! Of course, being a little Frenchie, I LOVE IT!!
    Well done, the fabric is fab, lace, charms... everything.
    Your Ipad is really lucky :)

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  17. Wow Kim, this cover is simply gorgeous... well done... I hope you enjoy the new iPad, and enjoy your darling GrandBoy even more♥

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  18. This is lovely. I like the fabrics you have chosen. Couldn´t live without my ipad, so handy to answer mail in bed late at night or very early morning before getting up.

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  19. Love, love, love this! IPad Air, how cool. I love my iPad 2 and use it constantly.

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