How to: Make an iPad Sleeve with Secondhand Stuff

How to: Make an iPad Sleeve with Secondhand Stuff

Although I don't have an iPad, I've done my share of lusting over one. And if I DID have one, I would treat it kindly and whisper sweet nothings into its speaker. I'd also dress it in a protective, dapper sleeve when I wasn't fondling it.    Re-Nest shows us a way to make a great outfit for our (future) iPads using an old sweater and pillowcase, both of which are staples at secondhand shops and rummage sales everywhere. Your entire supply list is as follows:

  • a sweater (Re-Nest suggests 100% wool)
  • scissors
  • straight pins
  • sewing machine
  • measuring tape
  • thread
  • iPad for sizing OR the iPad's measurements (The Apple Store says it measures 9.65"h x 7.47"w x .5"d)
  • button for closure, optional
  • cord/shoelace for closure, optional
  • straight pin, optional

For the entire tute, head on over to Re-Nest.

Interested in more how-tos for creative reuse, thrift store and flea market finds, and turning secondhand items into showstopping home decor? Curbly's latest Make It! publication has fourteen original projects that show you how to recycle some style!

Learn more about Curbly's latest publication, Make It! Secondhand Chic

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