Transformed :: Leather iPad Wrap

DIY iPad Case | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

Claire here, and I’m so excited to show you all what I’ve been up to for the last two weeks! When I asked for your opinions on which iPad case you’d prefer to see reinvented, option #2 seemed to be the favored case… so I settled on a design that’s similarly natural and masculine feeling, and made out of leather. This project turned out to be super simple, and best of all, by tweaking the measurements you can customize this design to fit whatever tablet you have. Keep reading below for the simple instructions!

DIY iPad Case | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

DIY iPad Case | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

DIY iPad Case | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

  • leather remnant (or you can use vinyl or canvas)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 yard of black and white seersucker
  • latigo lace 1/8″ x 72″
  • denim thread (color : golden rod), upholstery thread works as well!
  • leather sewing machine needles
  • hand needle
  • thimble
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • easy grip rotary cutter
  • pins
  • metal ruler

  1. Measure and cut your leather remnant using your metal ruler and rotary cutter to 24.5″ x 10.5″.
  2. Sew the latigo strap onto the outside of the leather directly in the center (I had to hand sew this with because the material was so thick, this is where the thimble comes in handy!)
  3. Measure and cut your black and white seersucker piece with your metal ruler and rotary cutter to 24.” x 10.5″ (same dimensions as the leather piece).
  4. Tuck in and pin the edges of your seersucker 1/8″ all around, iron the edge so it lays flat.
  5. Sew the seersucker to the inside of the leather piece (opposite side that you sewed the strap on) with the denim thread, leaving 1/8″ of leather showing on each edge. Now your case has a fun striped lining! (and it hides the back side of where you sew on the latigo strap).
  6. Cut out another piece of leather 8.25″ wide x 8″ high, this will be the pocket for the iPad.
  7. Place and pin the pocket in the center of the 24.5″ length of the leather piece, on the seer sucker side (it’s about 8″ in from each leather edge).
  8. Sew the bottom and sides (make sure to keep the top unsewn), and trim all excess strings with scissors.
  9. Place your iPad in the pocket, fold up the sides, wrap and knot your latigo strap. Enjoy! Your new iPad case is complete.

DIY iPad Case | Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles

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25 Responses to “Transformed :: Leather iPad Wrap”

    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Kate!! So glad you like it!

      Reply
  1. mobennett

    Absolutely making this!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Hooray! Can’t wait to see yours!

      Reply
  2. Janis

    I love it!!! Now I seriously need to learn how to sew :)

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    • clairezinnecker

      I promise it isn’t too hard! :)

      Reply
  3. monsterscircus

    VERY beautiful wrap! Love the leather color and fabric, awsome! Thank you for sharing!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks! So happy you enjoyed it!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Do! It was such a fun project.

      Reply
    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Sarah! So glad you like it!

      Reply
  4. Monica Rasco

    A practical and fun design! Now I think I need an ipad! Great work!

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Monica!

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    • clairezinnecker

      I haven’t really thought about it, but it’s definitely a consideration!

      Reply
  5. gail roessler

    Another great idea. I really like the material you used for the lining.

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    • clairezinnecker

      Thanks Gail! Glad you like it!

      Reply
  6. Andrea

    Where do you find your leather remnants?? I have a hard time finding decent sizes at my local craft stores :[

    Reply

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