50+ iPad & Kindle Covers, Cases To Make: {Free Patterns}

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Here’s a big list of free patterns and tutorials for making covers, cases and sleeves for an Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle (the designs will work well for netbooks and other gadgets too). I have separated them into two groups but since the devices are very similar in size and shape, they can easily be used for one or the other with minimal adjustment.

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onepearlbutton.com

onepearlbutton.com

One Hour Project: Works well for just about any flat-ish electronic device and it’s quick enough that you can whip up a whole fleet of them in a day.

Felt: Pocket style made with thick collar felt (clever!) and lined.

biscuitmonster.blogspot.ca

biscuitmonster.blogspot.ca

oneshabbychick.typepad.com

oneshabbychick.typepad.com

Quilted: Quilted sleeve that features a foldover tap secured in place with a strip of velcro.

Easy Fleece Cozy: Made with fleece in color of your choice, thick interfacing. You’ll also find frame template to download (pdf).

craftsanity.com

craftsanity.com

astitchinlime.wordpress.com

astitchinlime.wordpress.com

Knit: Very simple design but does the trick, easy to whip up.

Fat Quarters: This slipcase features a fold over top and outer pocket. Made with two fat quarters and lined with batting.

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

Outer Pocket: This has a wrap around pocket, velcro closures and made with 3 fat quarters, padded with batting.

Waterproof: Uses thin (but tough) waterproof material and velcro…pocket style.

ecabonline.com

ecabonline.com

dixiemango.wordpress.com

dixiemango.wordpress.com

Envelope: Envelope flap style, closes with a strip of velcro. Design works well for a laptop or netbook too.

Padded: Nice and simple design that fits so snugly that there is no need for any type of closure. Your device won’t be going anywhere. Lined with foam and flannel.

thegreenwife.com

thegreenwife.com

smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.ca

smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.ca

Etch-a-Sketch: Must have for Etch-a-Sketch fans, cute design. Made with fleece.

Three Ways: There are three variations so you can choose the one that best suits your style.

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

weallsew.com

weallsew.com

Wool Felt (pdf): An extremely quick and easy project once all the materials are assembled and you can embellish it as much or as little as you want.

Padded: Has a zipped pocket in the back to hold your phone and has room enough for headphones, a stylus, etc.

polkadotchair.com

polkadotchair.com

stitch-knit.blogspot.ca

stitch-knit.blogspot.ca

Quilted: Available in both Ukrainian and English, made with two contrasting fabrics and features a small pocket to hold a cord.

With Strap: Has a removable cross-body shoulder strap, snap closure and outer pockets.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

mypoppet.blogspot.ca

mypoppet.blogspot.ca

Scrappy Felt: Made with pieces of old wool sweaters (first felted), batting and cotton. Button & foldover tab closure.

Padded: Custom fit for your device, has a foldover flap with velcro tabs and ribbon strap closure (with d-rings).

sewnews.com

sewnews.com

amyscreativeside.com

amyscreativeside.com

Scrappy Strips: Customize to fit device of your choosing, made with a variety of fabric scraps and fat quarters, two layers of batting and a bit of velcro.

Knit Cabled: A lovely design with a foldover flap and button closure, there’s an e-reader version available as well (referenced below).

haramisdesigns.wordpress.com

haramisdesigns.wordpress.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Felt: Works well with all types of gadget sizes, flaps stay closed with cording wrapped around felt buttons.

Tablet Coverlet: Features a padded lining and fold-over flap (with band across the top to secure in place).

artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com

artgalleryfabrics.typepad.com

freckledwhimsy.com

freckledwhimsy.com

Quilted Patchwork: Nice! Lined with fusible batting and made with assorted scraps, has a zipped top closure.

Fabric Tote: A simple, functional bag that will hold a tablet and has inner pockets for accessories (such as a wireless keyboard).

fiskars.com

fiskars.com

thebridesdiary-diy.blogspot.ca

thebridesdiary-diy.blogspot.ca

Zipped: Padded and lined with binder covers to give it strength. Zips closed. Embellish with fabric flowers if you like.

4 Different Styles: Designs are different for each sleeve, choose from fabric strips across the front, diagonal in corners or along the bottom.

annkelle.com

annkelle.com

always-a-project.com

always-a-project.com

Oilcloth: Lined with fleece, has a small outer pocket to hold a notepad and a loop to hold a pen.

Snowflake or Tulip (crochet): Snowflake design for the iPad, Tulip design for the Kindle.

loveofknitting.com

loveofknitting.com

alidiza.com

alidiza.com

Patchwork: You’ll need 30 (2 1/2″) square or a mini-charm pack, has a fold-over tab & velcro closure.

Title

thespottedfox.com

thespottedfox.com

DIY Pouch: Simple style embellished with stripey material.

Patchwork: Envelope pouch-style with side flap, velcro closure. Flap template download (via pdf).

sometimescrafter.blogspot.ca

sometimescrafter.blogspot.ca

handmademommy.blogspot.ca

handmademommy.blogspot.ca

Personalized: Can be adjusted for all types of devices.

Book-Style: This is nice because you can read it without removing it, plus it provides protection without much extra weight or bulky padding.

onepearlbutton.com

onepearlbutton.com

polkadotchair.com

polkadotchair.com

Keeper: Fold over flap with tied ribbon to close. Made with fabric, fusible fleece and vinyl.

Crochet: Also includes directions for lining it.

sidetrackedartist.com

sidetrackedartist.com

sugarcreekfarm.net

sugarcreekfarm.net

Felted Sweater: Made with an old wool sweater and lined with cotton and heavy fusible interfacing. Loop & button closure.

The Bookkeeper: Can also hold any paperback book that measures less than 9″ x 6″ and isn’t too thick. If the book is thicker it needs to measure approximately 5″ x 7″ inches.

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

classiceliteyarns.com

classiceliteyarns.com

Montera: (Knitting) It is soft yet strong and knits up quickly at a gauge of 3 1/2 – 4 sts per inch.

Patchwork: This has a finished size of 8.5 x 6 inches and fits a device 7.5 x 5 inches or a similar-sized e-reader.

frizzylizzie.blogspot.ca

frizzylizzie.blogspot.ca

cutoutandkeep.net

cutoutandkeep.net

Sturdy: A sturdy design made with cardboard and foam pieces, covered with heavy fabric. Features an open gap at the bottom for headphones or USB cable.

Knit Sock: A simple ribbing design that slips over the device like a sock.

redhatknitter.blogspot.ca

redhatknitter.blogspot.ca

haramisdesigns.wordpress.com

haramisdesigns.wordpress.com

Knit: Instructions for using a cable needle (if preferred) or without.

Foldover Flap: Pocket style with foldover flap, lined with flannel and batting for extra protection.

madewithlove-candice.blogspot.ca

madewithlove-candice.blogspot.ca

100billionstars.blogspot.com

100billionstars.blogspot.com

Button & Loop Closure: (google doc link) Includes directions to adjust pieces for other gadgets. From 100 Billion Stars.

Simple: Lined with soft flannel and has a button and elastic loop closure.

charmstitch.com

charmstitch.com

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

Woven Felt: Easy project using two complimentary colors of felt. Finished size will fit a device 4 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, very simple to adjust bigger or smaller as needed.

Velveteen Clutch: A hand-stitched velveteen bag with a simple D-ring strap. Finished size measures approximately 5.5″ x 9″ x 0.6″.

charmstitch.com

charmstitch.com

mooglyblog.com

mooglyblog.com

Knit “Socks”: (2 ways) Features a 2 x 2 ribbing around the top then a striped body or solid with two stripes (in contrasting color) across the bottom.

Lined Knit: Two strands of yarn are worked using a horizontal herringbone stitch, lining optional.

vivalabuenavida.blogspot.ca

vivalabuenavida.blogspot.ca

asewingjournal.com

asewingjournal.com

Clutch: Lined and padded with quilt batting, zips closed and has a wristlet strap for carrying.

Vinyl & Fleece: Features inner pockets and a velcro tabbed strap closure.

jennyplumbblog.blogspot.ca

jennyplumbblog.blogspot.ca

cloverandviolet.com

cloverandviolet.com

Quilted Hexagon Design: A charm pack or assorted scraps are used for the outside, inside opens up and has corner elastics to hold device in place.

Device Measurements

If you’re making this as a gift and don’t have your hands on the device, here are the dimensions for each (along with links to the official sites, please double check since things may have changed since I last updated this page)…

  • iPad Dimensions: apple.com (version 2) Height: 9.50″ (241.2 mm); Width: 7.31″ (185.7 mm); Depth: 0.34″ (8.8 mm)…(original) Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm); Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm); Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
  • Kindle Dimensions: amazon.com: (removed) Check the page since there are assorted models out now (Touch, DX, Fire, etc.), scroll down page a bit and you’ll find the dimensions you need.

Also checkout these goodies for laptops, you’ll find more inspiration there.

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Published: October 2, 2010
Updated: November 7, 2012

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One Comment to “50+ iPad & Kindle Covers, Cases To Make: {Free Patterns}”
  1. Mel says:

    Once again, this site proves to be soooooo useful. I always come here to find good tutorials, and I was thrilled to find this page about kindle covers. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting all this together!


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