On Monday I broke down and bought myself an iPad. Suffice to say I LOVE it. I bought a slip-on case to protect it (mainly from the cat) that allows it to be propped up in different configurations for typing, display, etc. The case is useful enough around the house but I want to take my new baby with me when I’m out & about. I didn’t care for any of the cases I saw at the computer store–they looked like little briefcases–and I didn’t want to spend that kind of money.
So I decided to just make something. I had recently come across an early attempt at an art quilt, probably circa 2004–maybe someone recognizes the fabric. I didn’t know much about stitching then. I used a lot of my sewing machine’s built-in stitches with heavy thread and the effect was not what I was looking for. Still, there was plenty to work with and it certainly was colorful. So I cut it up, stitched up a little tote and sewed on a fun polymer button that someone gave me a long time ago. Its a snug fit & that may be OK since its not going to slide around. What makes me happy is that I recycled something that was otherwise useless and that no one in the world will have a iPad tote bag that looks like this one.