Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sewing for travel #5 / iPad case

The day of heading to Japan is getting close again this Summer.We will be leaving next week on Thursday and staying in Japan about a month! It is exciting as always and at the same time it makes my Summer super busy to get ready everything until the day of departure as well.

It has been a while since I finished this project but I just didn't have time to update it. This is the cover / carry bag for our iPad. I made this with the thick felt which is the same material used for my lap top case.

I made a detachable shoulder strap so I can carry it as a shoulder bag or cross body bag when I need to. And it will be nice if Nina can carry it safely since the iPad will be her very good friend when she needs to spend about thirteen hours in the plane. I hope the strap will help that on our long travel.

The structure of the bag is almost same as the laptop case. The shape is a simple envelope style and I used a set of snap buttons for closure. Only one different element from the laptop case is that I used a whimsical print fabric as an accent of the design. It also works as reinforcement.

I sewed a printed fabric strip horizontally on the back and put triangle shaped metal hardware for attaching shoulder strap. 

This tiny pocket for a stylus pen is a very nice addition to the bag and I really like it.  I think it was a good idea to have a secure place to store this little thing you don't wanna loose. Its very modest and functional.

I made some more things for travel. And I have some more to sew for travel. I hope I can finish as many things as I want for this trip and share them with you here ASAP.

By the way!!! Tomorrow will be the last day for entering to The GIVEAWAY for celebrating over 100 followers! Please don't miss it! I am still looking forward to hearing from you! Please read this post and leave your comment there. There is not many entries yet so you still have pretty good chance to win. I will draw one winner Saturday morning and send out the prize right away to the winner! (Well, it will be weekend so it is gonna be sent on Monday (;p) But I promise to go to the Post Office as soon as they open! )

Happy traveling and giveaway! Have a good weekend you all!


  1. This is really pretty and practical. I wanted a pattern for iPad and this is SUPERB! Thank you.

  2. Beautiful and so useful! My mom also made an iPad case for my son, but it is not quite as thick and is a bit simpler. Wishing you and Nina a safe and happy trip!