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iPad Case

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Jack
iPad Case

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Make-it-Yourself

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Make It Yourself iPad Case from a hardback book.

Materials & Equipment List

Materials: Hardback BookFabricThreadEquipment List:PenScalpelGlueSewing Kit (Needle/Thread)

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Firstly draw around the shape of the device you are using, about 20 pages into the book. This will be your mould to cut around. Make sure the page on the left is something aesthetically pleasing.
Cut this shape out of the first page, and continue until you believe you have gone in depth enough for the device to sit flush. (once the pages are stuck together, you will loose some depth so the device will sit just above the level)
Keep going until the last page is aesthetically pleasing. Make sure all edges around are not rough. Do this by trimming with the scalpel or even using sand paper.
Stick down all of the pages which you have cut the device shape into. This will give your case rigidity and structure to protect your device.
Check to see if your device fits. If not keep trimming. Make sure your device sits a few millimetres above the page, so you can easily take the device out.
This is how the device should look when holding the book, without applying pressure.
Choose any fabric and roll it until it is firm. If wanted, add stitches to the fabric to make sure it does not unroll.
Wrap the pages which you have cut out of the book around the fabric. Make sure to choose ones which have pictures, or look pleasing. Simply stitch the paper together, by going in and out of the paper. Minimal stitching is required,tie a knot at each end of the thread.
Stick the handle down, using both super glue and duct tape. You can't be too careful with this step as this is whats going to be holding your electronic device. keep applying until strong.
Glue the two or three pages next to the handle together, and glue them over the back cover. This will hide how you have attached the handles, and allows for a crisp neat finish. If you can choose a page which looks appealing it is ideal.
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Jack

Lincoln

United Kingdom

I am a student at Lincoln University studying Product Design....

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