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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Tweedy iPad case


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!


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!)


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.


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.