A while back I showed you the Side Panel Skirt I made that featured a graphic Marimekko tree print. I cut the skirt pieces so I’d have a scrap left over big enough to make a new cover for my iPad.
And here it is!
The fabulous Marimekko fabric came from FinnStyle. Not only do they sell Marimekko fabrics, they also have a huge selection of clothing, home dec items, and accessories with Marimekko designs printed on them. The fabric I used for this project is this one - Tuuli.
I kept to a black and white palette when I made my skirt, but for this iPad sleeve I wanted to add a pop of color. Orange is my favorite color anyway, and I love how it looks with the black and white print.
I lined the inside with a bright flannel. I finished the edges with bias tape I made from a broadcloth that happened to be exactly the same shade of orange. The strip of Velcro is a secure closure.
I put dense foam between the layers to help protect my iPad from bumps and bruises. The dense foam is actually two layers of the foam you use to pack away dishes. The foam is rather thick, so I only put it on the pouch portion, not on the flap.
I will say that the foam is more difficult to work with than batting or fleece, but I feel much better carrying my precious iPad around when I’ve got some solid padding around it.
Thank you, FinnStyle, for the Marimekko fabric that makes my iPad sleeve so striking!!
Disclosure: FinnStyle sent me the Marikmekko fabric free of charge so I could make something with it and show what I made in a blog post.
By Anne Weaver