My tablet rarely leaves the house, but I wanted protection for the odd time it does. I didn't want a sleeve or pouch. And I wanted to be able to prop my device up. I knew that much. But I didn't know just what I wanted.
Then I found a perfect solution! It was in a tutorial I found here, at Chica and Jo, while doing a Google search for DIY tablet cover. The instruction are super easy to follow. I had to adjust the measurements a bit to suit my tablet. The instructions call for chipboard, but I don't even know what that is. They suggested the inside of an old binder, but ours were all made out of corrugated cardboard. That is no good! I ended up using a piece of picture matting that I managed to acquire for fifty cents. I used hair bands for the elastic. I cut up a wide one for the corner pieces and used a thin one to hold everything shut. I got both of those in a bunch for a dollar, and I still have four or five thin ones left. Everything else I already had on hand! So not only was this easy to make, it only cost me $1.50 + tax! it doesn't get much better than that!
I will let the pictures show you the awesomeness of this cover:
|Here we are all closed up. This is the front.|
|Still all closed up. This is the back. Yes, I ironed first, but then I let it sit for a week.... don't do that. Trust me.|
|Here it is all opened up.|
|And opened up with everything neatly tucked up in the elastic.|
As you saw in the first photo, you can also prop your tablet up to watch videos. I don't know what took me so long to make this! I am glad that I made it though.
Thanks for looking!
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