Tablet Cover Tutorial

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I recently entered the 21st century and purchased a tablet. I thought it needed a cover and today I am going to share how I made mine with you!

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.  The dimensions are listed as 10 5/16″ x 7 3/32″.  To suit those dimensions, the cover pieces front, back and two lining pieces were cut to measure 11 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.


In this example, Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax was used for the lining of the cover as well as the exterior back.  It was also used to piece the front in combination with a piece of Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Rising for Kokka. It was pieced so that the final dimensions would be 11 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ as stated above. 

Cut rounded corners, free hand, out of Type by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics.  Apply those rounded corners to the front of the cover using HeatnBond Featherlite so that you do not add any bulk to the cover corners. 

Back the front and back cover pieces with HeatnBond Fleece Fusible Highloft.

After applying the fleece, quilt a couple of lines above the seam line on the linen portion of the cover and using a zigzag stitch, follow the edge of the rounded corners.


To create the flap, cut two pieces of fabric measuring 4″ x 5″ and back them both with HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing Medium Weight. Stitch a 3″ section of Velcro about a 1/2″ above the lower edge of the underside of the flap, centered.  Then stitch the front and back of the flap, right sides together with a 1/4″ seam.  Trim corners, turn and top stitch around edge. 

Center flap on back side of cover and baste in place.  Slide your tablet into the cover to determine where the other strip of Velcro should be placed and stitch it in place.
Stitch your cover lining pieces together, right sides together, leaving an opening for turning at the bottom.  Stitch your cover exterior pieces together with right sides together.

With right sides together, place lining inside of cover exterior and stitch around the upper edge.  Turn your cover and slip stitch the opening closed. 

And there  you go, your tablet is protected and stylish and ready to go!