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 http://www.astitchahalf.com/take-care-polar-bear.html 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 email@example.com