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How To’s Day: Tablet Case by Hypernoodle

November 4th, 2014 by Camelot Fabrics

Hi everyone,

 

 

 

 

Happy Tuesday!! We hope everyone is having a lovely day so far. It’s the last day to enter our Beyond the Backyard x Westcott Giveaway, so if you haven’t entered yet, be sure to! We are giving away a Beyond the Backyard FQ bundle and two Westcott cutting tools.

 

It’s time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are featuring our Tablet Case Tutorial from Hypernoodle, a case that is equally protective and stylish for your tablet. Long gone are the days of those industrial-looking and plain cases that, yes, are functional…but really not that pretty to look at. We’ve solved that problem with our fabric case so that now you’ll want to carry your tablet with you everywhere! The slight padding adds support, and the size will fit a standard tablet. As well, the snap closure makes it easy for you to use your tablet and then store it back.

 

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We used our Iconic by Camelot Design Studio Collection to feature our tablet case, which makes it very modern and chic. The pink and navy pairing of our case is super pretty and elegant, and makes for the perfect companion for the stylish technologist-a on the go!

 

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Want to make your own chic Tablet Case? Click MORE to see the full tutorial!

Tablet Case by Hypernoodle for Camelot Fabrics
Finished Size: 10 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ x 1/2″

 

 

TOOLS & SUPPLIES

– Fabric A (Shell) – 1/2 yard
– Fabric B (Lining & Accent) – 1/2 yard
– 1/2 yd double sided fusible foam (Such as BOSAL In-R-Foam Plus)
- 1/2 yd fusible cotton interfacing (44” wide) from Camelot Fabrics
- Scrap of fusible fleece, approx. 4” square
– 1 complete Kam Snap + Kam Snap Pliers or Press*
- Coordinating thread and of course your sewing machine!
Template
– Basic sewing supplies:  sewing machine & coordinating thread, iron & pressing surface, scissors & fabric shears, measuring tape & straight edge, fabric marker, and quilting clips
* You can substitute a Kam Snap with Velcro if you wish; we recommend the “Iron On” type.

 

NOTES
This case will fit most “standard” sized tablets without a skin or with a slim skin, but if you’d like your tablet to fit to a different size, simply measure the dimensions of your tablet (with or without your skin, depending whether you’d like to keep the skin on when the tablet goes in the case) and add 1.5 – 2” to those dimensions, according to the desired snugness of the final fit.

 

CUTTING

Fuse the (2) Fabric A rectangles and the Fabric B Flap by placing them Right Sides down on your ironing surface and covering them with your cotton interfacing, glue side down. Press well to bond the layers and trim the excess interfacing.
Fuse the Fabric A Flap in the same manner, using Fusible Fleece.

 

 

ASSEMBLY

1. Sew the (2) Flap pieces, Right Sides together, with a 1/4” seam around the sides and bottom; leave the top edge open.
2. Trim the curved corners, turn the Flap Right Side out and press the seam.
3. Topstitch around the bottom & sides of the Flap with a 1/8” seam allowance.

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4. Turn & press a 1/2” fold, Right Sides together, along the top edges of all 11” x 9-1/2” rectangles (Fabrics A & B), and a 1/4” fold along the bottom edges.
5. Turn & press a 1/4” fold along both sides of each rectangle in the same manner.

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6. Fold & press your 5-1/2” x 10” Fabric B strip lengthwise, Wrong Sides together, so that the long edges meet at the center of the strip.

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7. Center the Fabric B strip on (1) Fabric A rectangle as shown, with the strip’s Wrong Side against the Shell’s Right Side. Pin & topstitch in place with a 1/8” seam allowance, and trim any excess length from the strip.

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8. Layer (1) 10” x 7-3/4” rectangle of fusible foam between the Fabric A rectangle which has the strip and (1) Fabric B rectangle, with their Wrong Sides inward. Press well to bond the layers.
Note: the foam will be a little smaller than the cotton pieces – this is correct.

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9. Layer the second pair of Fabric A & B rectangles, with the second piece of foam between them. However, this time you’ll insert the Flap between the foam & Fabric B, with its Fabric A side toward the outside (Fabric A recangle) and its Fabric B side toward the inside (Fabric B rectangle).
Press the layers to bond them.

10. To miter your corners, first fold in each corner so that its diagonal fold line crosses through intersection of the creases from Steps 4-5. Then fold the fabric’s edges along these pre-existing creases, overlapping the diagonal fold you just made.
Press the corners to smooth out any wrinkles.

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11. Mark the Kam Snap placement on Fabric B strip. The snap will be centered on the strip’s vertical axis, about 3/4” from the fabric’s top edge.
Install the base of your Kam Snap as directed by the instructions on the packaging of your snap press/pliers.

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12. Topstitch along the top edges of the front & back with a 1/8″ seam allowance to finish the edge & secure the Flap in place.
13. Place the front & back units together, Fabric B sides facing, and clip in place. Topstitch the (2) pieces together with a 1/8” seam allowance.

14. Fold the Flap over to its “closed” position and press it lightly with your iron, just enough so that the snap on the front piece makes a bump through the Flap.
Unfold the Flap and mark the placement of the snap’s top half on its Fabric B side, directly over the bump.
15. Install the top half of your Kam Snap as directed by the tool’s packaging, and you’re done!

 

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We hope you have enjoyed this week’s How To’s Day! We absolutely adore our Tablet Case by Hypernoodle, and are sure you will too! If you decide to give this project a try, we’d love to see. You can send your project pictures to info@camelotfabrics.com. Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

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