I decided to try Bosal In-R-Form instead of batting. I had never worked with this product before, it is not as giving as batting but gave the covers a nice shape and I think more protection for the tablets.
I made my handles for the covers the same as I do when making bags. I started with a 4 inch by 16 inch strip of fabric and a 2 inch strip of fusible interfacing.
Press the fabric strip in half wrong sides together. Center the fusible strip in the middle of the fabric strip and fuse in place.
Press each long side of the strip to the center. Then press in half encasing the raw edges.
|pressing sides to center of strip|
Top stitch the edge of the handle and down the middle. I placed the handle 3/4 of an inch in from the side of the cover back. Baste in place. Hard to see the handle as it blends right in with the fabric for the back.
|3/4 of an inch from the side edge of the cover back|
Continue making the cover as per the directions.
When I made the cover for my youngest grandson. I sewed the opening across the widest side, as his is a leap pad and I thought it would be easier for him to get it in and out.
|three covers ready to go.|
All three covers fit their tablets perfectly. The zipper front pocket holds the chargers. I am making one more for another granddaughter.
I love making things for my grandchildren. Do you have someone special to sew for?