I do not have a laptop, my iphone is very old and we have never owned a tablet. I’m of course so blessed to have our desktop computer but I know blogging could be a little more convenient with a tablet or laptop. So, when Intel sent me a new little tablet I was thrilled! I didn’t have a cover for it, so I came up with a very easy and fast way to make one out of reusable shopping bags!
I found these little reusable bags for $1 and thought they would make the perfect tablet cover. The beauty of using these bags is that they already have a built in soft “lining”, they don’t fray like fabric so you don’t have to worry about finishing seams and they are somewhat waterproof.
Cut your bags down to size, you want to make 2 rectangles about 1 inch bigger than the width of your tablet and one rectangle should be about 1 inch shorter. You also want another smaller rectangle for the flap.
The dimensions of my 3 pieces were:
5.5 X 8.5 inches
5.5 X 7.5 inches
5 X 5.5 inches (flap)
First I sewed the flap on the taller rectangle, right sides together.
Then I simply top stitched around the 2 rectangles, sewing them together. I also top stitched the seam of the flap down so that it would lay better.
I decided it needed a closure, so I sewed on a button as well as a little loop of elastic to the flap. I put another button on the front rectangle a few inches down. If I planned ahead better, I would have sewn this button on before assembling the cover, but it still worked.
I love my little cover for my tablet and I can’t wait to make more! These would make the easiest and cutest gifts or stocking stuffers. Or if you are planning on gifting an Intel tablet to someone, make a cute cover to go along with it. I love the size of mine. It’s small enough to stash in my purse but big enough to get some real work done on it!