A More Than Practical DIY iPad Book Cover and Stand

Practically Functional

Jessi of home craft and design blog , Practically Functional, celebrated the purchase of her first iPad in the spirit of her own site. Instead heading out to a store or online to secure her new tablet with a manufactured case, she knew there was a DIY project just waiting to happen to keep the iPad safe and sound...

Jessi of Practically Functional reports her DIY iPad cover wasn't too difficult to construct, requiring only 2 hours of "real people" time (versus the more involved crafters sense of time required to finish a project, which we expect is somewhere between 1.5 to 2x longer). She also notes if you've already have dress making experience, the project may require a fraction of the time, since the most painstaking part of the project revolves around securing the fabric cover.

The majority of materials required are a 3-ring hardcover binder, fabric to cover the interior and exterior (which can be different styles/designs), and a good deal of Mod Podge. An elastic band holds the iPad in place while an electric drill comes in handy for creating a camera hole.

The original inspiration for the project is credited to Brandon of The Modern Day Pirates, who wrote about his DIY Moleskine iPad case, so those looking to follow both Jessi and Brandon's lead have to resources to refer to before setting out on their own iPad cover. And just in case you decide DIY isn't your thing, you always have the option to order the original iPad case which inspired Brandon's original project.

(Images: Jessi/Practically Functional; Gregory Han)