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DIY iPad Case in Gold

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DIY iPad Case in Gold

Hi, Virginia here from Fynes Designs today. I was so excited to see that May Arts released more GOLD ribbons!! I think I have some crow relatives because anything shiny I’m drawn to! When I seen the adhesive gold hearts I knew I would have to try sewing with them, because I’m always doing appliqué. I decided to make a small clutch for my ipad, or a notebook on the go, and the new glittery elastic band was going to play a big part! 
DIY iPad Case in Gold

  • I simply sewed a long pillow case piece of fabric (I’m not including measurements because it can be any size). Flip right side out and tuck two pieces of looped elastic band into the ‘pillow case’ opening. Make sure the elastic is reverse (right sides together) so when it is wrapped around your clutch the pretty side is showing.
  • Arrange the gold hearts as desired, peeling the paper backing and sticking.
  • Sew two straight lines through the top and bottom of each heart.
  • You will get a bit of adhesive build up on your needle, but cleaning it with a bit of alcohol after a few hearts will do the trick.
  • Fold up the bottom edge of the fabric with right sides together and sew a seam on each side of the bag making it into an envelope.
  • Put your goodies inside and wrap your elastics around for safekeeping!

 DIY iPad Case in Gold

Doesn’t it make a cute clutch; the gold hearts and glitter elastic give it the perfect amount of glam!

 DIY iPad Case in Gold

 Thanks for joining me today!

By Virginia Fynes


Other Supplies Used:

  • Long rectangular piece of fabric
  • Sewing Machine


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  1. KellyG

    Awesome idea, love it!

  2. Laura Strack

    This is especially darling and oh so useful! I can think of a million ways in which I could use a pretty band like this one. What versatile ribbon. Love it!

  3. Mary Mac

    Just love the bling of this project.

  4. Cynthia B.

    SO cool! A unique and eye-catching case. Now I just need an iPad. 😉
    Thanks for sharing this fun project!

  5. Kathleen Spaeth

    What a sweet clutch/case and a great use of the so pretty Gold Glitter Elastic and Adhesive Hearts. Bravo Virginia.

  6. Toni Storie

    Very pretty! I like the shimmering gold hearts!

  7. TracyM #6773


    You have the most SPARKLY & ELEGANT iPad clutch in the whole world Virginia!!!

    THANK YOU for the inspiration and your tutorial too … you make it look so easy 🙂

    PS – it also really great how the gold of the sequin hearts and the glitter elastic match perfectly … it can be quite frustrating co-ordinating colours, especially gold (& black) with so many different tints/shades out there in the crafty world.

  8. Carla Hundley

    This made a cute little
    clutch you could use
    for a lot of different
    things. Love the gold
    Carla from Utah

  9. Heather Thompson

    what a beautiful project, I love it. I love that ribbon there are so many possibilities. thank you for sharing!

  10. Emily H

    Oh my! This is super fab! Love it!!

  11. Amy C.

    Beautiful and fun idea!

  12. Karen Hayes

    Great ideas and beautiful ribbons would love to win! thanks for sharing!

  13. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    What a wonderful project! Love the bling and heart ribbons!

  14. Lucy E.

    Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love those Sequin Hearts!!!

  15. Denise Bryant

    Fun idea! Love the gold hearts!

  16. Tonya

    I just love those little mini disco ball hearts! And the blingy gold ribbon just “ties” it all together! 🙂

  17. Sue D

    This is fabulous!

  18. Denise Key

    What a super ideal! I’m so crazy about the new line of ribbons! The heart bling is just beautiful for many projects. Thanks Bethany for all the beautiful ribbons!

  19. Susan Knoblock

    Glittery hearts, beautiful. so many ideas can be executed with these wonderful ribbons.

  20. Susie McKittrick

    Love the ipad case!!! Went to a scrapin retreat this weekend, and they had lots of your ribbon. So I bought lots.

  21. Donna W

    Wow. Love the glittery ribbon and those hearts. Don’t have an ipad but sure could use that ribbon and hearts for other projects.

  22. Sharon Gullikson

    The glittery ribbon is very cool. I would like to try some out.

  23. Miriam Prantner

    Loving all the gold and the sparkle on this!

  24. kath White

    This is so pretty!

  25. barbara macaskill

    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely LOVELY!!! What an ingenious way to create a small bag for necessities! I am in love with this adorable bag!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Ange

    Oh that is SO pretty and fun!!! Love it!

  27. bearsmother

    Great idea. I love the gold hearts and ribbon. I’ve always focused on the red (because of Valentine’s Day) but these are so elegant looking. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Regena O

    I love May Arts ribbon! I can’t wait to see all of the new releases and projects that you post on your blog. It helps feed my ribbon addiction-lol.

  29. Laura Davis

    SWEET sparkles…..

  30. alison bergman

    so love your ribbon! So pretty, and versatile…that is if I can part with it. My problem is I become a collector…my children call me a hoarder! I say the real pretty stuff is too pretty to part with! So please, please let me have some more ribbon candy!!!!


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