Sewing for crafty friends is one of my great joys in life. I recently sent a few handmade items to a friend which quite honestly, I wanted to keep for myself. This Leather Closure Tablet Cover was amongst the package. This mini-tutorial can easily be modified to create a similar product for larger or smaller devices. Just change the measurements on your cover and modify the closure pieces to the appropriate amounts.
I used the tablet cover tutorial from Sewing To Sell and just changed it slightly because I was out of magnetic snaps. I’ve been squirreling away this buttery leather from The Hide Store waiting for the perfect project and knew it would look lovely with the mustard twill I used. The change was super easy to make and I love the sophisticated look it gives the tablet cover.
This mini-tutorial applies to any tablet cover pattern or you can go ahead and measure the tablet you have and create your own pattern. I cut a 8 X 1/2 inch strip of leather for the strap and added a 1/4 inch more to the seam allowance on the flap to account for the thickness of the leather. Once your outer layer is sewn and topstitched, sew on your leather strip, folding under the short, raw edges and topstitching to secure short end. Then baste the flap to the main fabric, matching up raw edges and sew on your lining fabrics to finish the cover.
The leather strip holds the flap perfectly and adds a bit of buttery flare to an understated accessory. Slip the tablet inside, slide it into your favorite purse and you’re ready to travel in style. I guarantee you’ll turn heads as you pull this out to use your device.
You could also give this a try with two pieces of leather sewn together for the flap, with the raw edges out. This would give a wonderful bit of texture to the project and give it a more rustic look. Now that I’ve sewn one up for a friend, it’s time to make one for myself!