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mini tablet sleeve - sewing pattern

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    • 5 page PDF
    • step-by-step instructions with photographs
    • US imperial measurements
    • zipper or button closure
    • fits 7" tablets and e-readers

    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    the mini tablet sleeve

    This is a padded sleeve for a 7" tablet or e-reader in two views. View A has a zipper closure, and view B has a button and elastic closure.

    finished dimensions

    The mini tablet sleeve measures 6.25” x 9.75,” with inner dimensions of 5.75” x 8.5.” Fits the iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD, Nook 7” HD, and any similar sized device.

    skill level

    The mini tablet sleeve is easy for beginners, but fun for more experienced sewers, too. The pattern includes simple instructions for inserting a zipper.

    Since the tablet sleeve is an irregular width, purchase a zipper longer than what you'll need, and shorten it. Visit my blog for a free tutorial on shortening zippers: http://hollandcox.com/blog/2014/10/perfect-zippers-part-3-making-fabric-tabs.html

    suggested fabrics

    Medium weight woven fabric like canvas or denim is best for the outside of the tablet sleeve. Lightweight woven fabric is best for the lining. Use felt, fusible fleece or cotton batting for the interlining. Avoid fabrics that are sheer, stretchy, drapey, or with pile.


    Sewing patterns by Valerie Williams under the label Holland Cox, The Syndicate, or handmade classics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, and are for personal use only.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 1/4 yard fabric (heavy or medium weight for outside fabric like denim or canvas, lighter weight fabric for the lining, like quilting cotton)
    • 1/4 yard medium weight fusible interfacing (like Pellon décor bond or craft fuse)
    • 1/8 yard interlining (felt, fusible fleece, or cotton batting)
    • 7” zipper for view A
    • 1/2” button for view B
    • 5” length of narrow elastic for view B
    • zipper foot for your sewing machine
    • basic sewing supplies (including thread, pins, scissors, iron and ironing surface, and sewing machine)