DIY: Leather ipad case or clutch

June 14, 2012

I have been searching high and low for the perfect yellow clutch for summer, and when I was at the fabric store, I found the exact color I would dream it should be. With a half yard of leatherette fabric, I made it a size that would also work as an ipad case. I hope you can use this DIY and customize it to the color you like, and maybe even gift one to a friend:)
Materials:
1/4-1/2 yard of leather or faux leather (mine cost $7)
Matching thread & Needle
Magnetic snap (found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Super glue or glue gun
Instructions: 
1) If you are making an ipad case, it would be best to make sure your measurements are an inch wider on all sides. (I cut my fabric approx. 12 inches wide and measured the length 18 inches long total to fold in half + 5 inches for the flap.) Cut your shape, and use a ruler to make sure your flap will fold over half way.
2) Hand stitch or sew along both sides of your piece and trip anywhere necessary.
3) Cut small slits where you would like to insert your magnetic snap fasteners on clutch and underneath flap. I cut a small triangle to insert top clasp and glued to the top flap so there would be no prongs showing on the front. 
4) Insert your magnetic clasps and fold down prongs with pliers.
It actually took about 25 minutes to make this DIY ipad case & clutch I will be using all summer long:) Please let me know if you have any questions!

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