By Noreen Doll.
I created a fun jeans iPad carrier from an old pair of jeans. It was quick and easy.
I made the carrier a few inches longer than the iPad so the top would fold over. By folding the top over several inches, there is no need to add a fastener.
There is room inside to carry a few other small items, as well. I wanted it large enough in case I might want to use it to carry other things, also.
This would make a great gift, and teens would like that it’s made from jeans.
1 Jeans Leg
Fabric for Strap (60 inches x 4 inches)
1. Before cutting the jeans leg off, put the iPad inside it to make sure the leg is large enough for the iPad to fit. Some jeans have very narrow legs.
2. Cut off the bottom 17 inches of one leg of a pair of jeans.
3. Turn the leg inside out and stitch a 1/2 half inch seam across the cut edge of the jeans, back stitching for several stitches at each end of the seam.
The bottom of the jeans leg will become the top of the jeans iPad carrier.
4.For the strap, cut a strip of fabric about 60 inches long by 4 inches wide.
I used fleece fabric because I thought it would be more comfortable on my shoulder with the weight of the iPad. It is a little stretchy with the iPad in it, so you may need to adjust the length. And you may want a shorter strap for yours.
I thought I could tie a knot in the strap to shorten it, if I wanted it shorter.
Also, the fleece didn’t need to have edges turned under to prevent raveling, so I just had one seam to sew.
5. Fold the fleece strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and stitch the entire length of it.
I didn’t turn the stitched seam to the inside as it’s bulky with fleece. And I don’t mind the seam showing on the outside.
[If using denim or other sturdy fabric, put right sides together to stitch lengthwise, and across one end, and then turn right side out when finished. Stitch the open end closed.]
Attach the Strap to the Jeans iPad Carrier
1. Center the strap ends on both sides. This may not be directly over the seams, so check to be sure.
Place one end of the strap about 2 inches up from the bottom of the pouch, and pin in place along the side of the pouch.
Leave the top 5 inches of the pouch unstitched so the flap will be free to fold over.
2. Stitch along both sides of the strap and across the top and bottom of it.
Stitch a second time across the top and bottom of the strap to reinforce it.
3. Attach the other end of the strap to the opposite side of the bag, centering it on that side.
Use a sturdy fabric for the strap as it will bear a certain amount of weight.
I used fleece remnants to make the strap, and needed to sew 2 strips together to make a strip long enough.
Instead of using fabric, you can buy twill tape that would be sturdy enough for a strap.
The jeans iPad carrier is very handy for toting your iPad and leaving your hands free.