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

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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Comments

    • Mel
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    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!

    • Nancy
    Reply

    I have quite a stash of fabric, some very compatible others just plain scary I love to try new things and by making them I am improving my skills. Thank you for giving me so many projects to practice on.

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