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Bucilla Stitched iPad Cover

By: Stephanie Penland
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Other Supplies
Bucilla Stamped Cross Stitch Kit of yoru choice
½ yd Cotton fabric of choice
Spray adhesive
Sewing needle
Sewing machine


  1. Follow kit instructions for cross stitching panel.

  2. Cut your stitched panel to 8 1/3” x 9 3/4”

  3. From the cotton fabric cut one 8 1/3” x 1 1/4”, one 8 1/3” x 10”, one 8 1/3” x 5 5/8”, four 2” squares, and two 2 1/2” squares.

  4. Fold the 2” squares in half to create triangles and press. Pin one to each corner of the 8 1/3” x 10” piece you cut, lining up all the raw edges. Sew along the raw edges of the triangles with a 1/8 inch seam, creating pockets. 

  5. Place the 8 1/3” x 1 1/4” piece across the top of your stitched panel, right sides together and sew together with a 1/4” seam.  Press seam open. 

  6. Right sides together, place pocket panel onto stitched piece, aligning the new top of stitched piece edges with the edges of the pocket panel.  Sew along the short edge with a 1/4 inch seam. Then, lay the last cut piece of cotton fabric onto the other end of the pocket piece, right sides together, and sew short side with a 1/4 inch seam. So now your pocket piece should be in the middle. Press the seams open.

  7. Sew the 2 1/2” squares, right sides together, with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving the bottom edge open for turning. Turn right side out and press, this will create the tab.

  8. Now cut the rectangle of outer fabric. You can skip a lot of calculations if you just lay the sewn inner piece of fabric on top, and cut your outer fabric to the same size.

  9. With the sewn fabric face up, place the tab along the center edge of the shortest rectangle. It should be pointing inward.

  10. Right sides together, lay the outer fabric on top of the sewn fabric and pin in place, matching all edges. Sew along three edges with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving the short end without the tab open.  (This should also be the end with your cross stitched panel.)

  11. Trim the edge of the tab if necessary and trim corners. Turn right side out and poke out the corners with a blunt tool. Press well.

  12. Cut inserts from chipboard as follows: two 7 3/8” x 1/2” (these will be the binding pieces), one 7 3/8” x 4 1/4”, one 7 3/8” x 9 3/8”, and one 7 3/8” x 9”.  For each of the larger inserts, cut two pieces of batting.  Using spray adhesive attach a piece of batting to each side of your larger cut chipboard pieces.  (The small inserts of chipboard for the binding do not need any batting.) 

  13. Slide the 4 1/4” insert into the case and work it down to the bottom. If necessary, insert scissors and smooth down the batting. Topstitch a seam right next to the insert.  Next add a binding piece. Slide it down to the seam, then topstitch next to the insert to hold it in place. The seam should be nearly on top of the original seam.

  14. Slide the 9 3/8” insert into the center piece, and topstitch close to the original seam. Add a binding piece, and topstitch right next to it. Finally, add the last insert.

  15. Fold the raw edges inward. Sew the opening by hand with a blind stitch.
Hand sew the protruding half of the snap to the inside of the tab.  Close the case and note where the snap touches, sew its mate there.  Open the case and stand it upright. The short piece with the tab should be on bottom. The tab should be on the inside of the case. Note where it touches the back, and sew a mate there as well.
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