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Tweedy iPad case

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My mom got an iPad for Christmas, and I sewed her a case for it using a pattern out of Maya Donenfeld’s Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials. Maya is a regular teacher at Squam, and I’ve been wanting to take her botanical screen-printing class since I first started attending the retreat in 2011. One of these years!

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The outer fabric is Donegal tweed from John Molloy, which I purchased on a visit to Donegal town all the way back in January 2001 (and I salvaged it from a skirt I made almost as long ago but never wore). The fabric for the lining and strap is a plain quilting cotton. (I used fusible interfacing on the strap for durability’s sake.) I chose maroon (out of my stash) to match the nubs in the tweed. Even the batting was left over from a quilting project, so I like to think I was keeping with the spirit of the book by not buying anything new. (And you know I’d never buy tweed now, being vegan, although it IS beautiful!)

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Maya’s book was my mother’s Christmas gift to me, fittingly enough. It’s a gorgeous book, and I’m sure I’ll be making many more projects out of it.

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1 Comment to Tweedy iPad case

  1. crazyliberalkate's Gravatar crazyliberalkate
    June 4, 2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    It looks so pretty and fits perfectly!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.