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Simple pleather tablet case tutorial

Chances are you own a tablet of some sort. Whether it’s an iPad or a Kindle Fire or some other tablet. And chances are you take it with you places by throwing it into your handbag. If you’ve got 15 minutes you can make this quick tablet cover to protect it from scratches and cheerio crumbs! This tutorial is perfect for beginners.
15 minute tablet cover tutorial


  • leather or faux leather. I used leftovers from this project.
  • wool felt or other fabric that doesn’t fray. I used wool scraps from this project but don’t recommend because it frays a bit.
  • magnetic snap (available at most fabric stores)

Let’s begin:

tablet cover tutorial

Just fold your leather in half. Cut the leather in the approximate dimensions as shown above.  Repeat with the lining.tablet-cover-supplies

Add your snaps. The female piece will go on the right side of the lining. The male piece will go on the right side of the outer layer. See photo below for tips. Insert snap according to package directions (it’s really easy).  Make sure you test out the location before attaching the snaps to make sure it folds over and closes with a little extra room for the tablet.


Lay your lining and leather together so the wrong sides are together. Sew one short end. Then fold your pieces as above. Put your tablet in it to measure how much you want to fold.

Easy leather tablet cover tutorial

Sew the last raw edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance! That’s it!

This would make a great gift for anyone.


Now go check out all the wonderful home sewing tutorials at Living With Punks!!


  1. says

    I love it! This is so cool and I really like that it is perfect for guys or girls. Awesome gift idea.
    I am also completely distracted by those awesome wood hexagons. Is that your floor??? Because I am in love.

  2. says

    I’ve been eyeing those hexis on your posts and I can’t believe it’s your desk. I thought it was a coffee table. That is so cool. And the project is great too, but wow that desk :)

  3. says

    Thanks for the awesomeness Andrea! I love it and can’t wait to make one for me…keep the punks’ sticky fingers off of it!

  4. Peggy Meriwether says

    Do you have one that’s just a case that you just open when you’re ready to use it and not just a carrier?

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