Photo Tutorial - Frugal Tablet Cover – Trendy in Denim

  I used the Take Care Polar Bear design to decorate this project. 

Using old denims can be so much fun. This is just one of the many photo tutorials we have in using old denims again. Enjoy.


Step1 – Use any old pair of denim pants (I used my Hubby`s…hope he likes his upcycled denim)


Step 2 -You can make a few covers from 1 pair of pants. Use your TABLET to measure the desired width. Allow 1″ extra on either side.


Step 3 – For a soft lining we used a piece of felt. Use any soft fabric eg. fleece, felt etc. Cut the lining approx. 1/2″ smaller than the denim fabric (all around). This way it will fit snugly on the inside of the denim sleeve.


Step 4 – Unpick the seam in your denim fabric to allow easy hooping for embroidery.


Step 5 – Hoop and stitch the design directly onto the denim. Remember to use a stabilizer for best results.


Step 6 – We used “take care Polar Bear” from Choose from our cute range of Quotes and Rhymes.


Step 7 – Denim turned inside out. Close the side seam (the one you unpicked) after embroidery and close one of the 2 remaining seams. This will be the bottom of the Cover.


Step 8 – Do the same with your lining. Closing all seams except where you will insert your tablet (once complete)


Step 9 – Insert the lining inside your denim “pocket”. Ensure the lining goes all the way to the bottom.


Step 10 – If the lining is still longer than the denim. Simply draw a straight line and cut away the excess lining.


Step 11 – Use a trendy fabric to finish off the top of your TABLET COVER. Cut the fabric to approx a 1/3 of the length of your denim sleeve. Make sure the trendy fabric fits around the top, with a bit extra to allow for a seam.


Step 12 – Stitch the trendy fabric on the line where you measured.


Step 13 – Insert the denim in the trendy fabric to align at the top. Pin all around.


Step 14 – Once you secured the trendy fabric to your denim sleeve (with a straight stitch on your sewing machine) you are nearly done!


Step 15 – Fold the trendy fabric to the inside and pin. From the outside stitch all along the “ditch” (the area between the denim and trend fabric) using a straight stitch on your sewing machine.


Step 16 – Add a button to the outside and elastic to the inside and your FRUGAL TABLET COVER is complete! Send us photos of your Beautiful creations to