decorative trimmings Rosettes.

Adding decorative trimmings to your sewing projects can really kick it up a notch.  For this iPad 2 shoulder bag I added ric-rac sent to me by Decorative Trimmings and my newest favorite batik fabric from Hoffman.

Transport and protect your iPad2 with simplicity and style using this easy-sew iPad case.  By using a light-weight fusible batting creating this lightly padded case is easier than ever and it also will help ensure protection from everyday bumps and scratches. The ability to  customize this envelope-style case to genuinely express your own personal style lies in the choice of fabrics, trims and notions selected. Due to the design utilizing multiple patterns of fabric, the combination options are truly endless. In addition to the personalization of style, the fact that the simplistic design allows for the addition and customization of size, shape and number of pockets used, once again allowing this fabulous iPad case to really meet all needs of both style and function.

decorative trimmings shoulder tote

 

To make the ipad2 shoulder bag with decorative trimmings:

Materials:

  • Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP Thread
  • Fairfield Processing –  Smooth Fuse Interfacing 1/2 yard
  • Velcro® Brand 1×1″  Square White Sew On
  • Grey button (optional)

Tools
Scissors, ruler or tape measure, iron, ironing board, sewing machine, straight pins, sewing needle and thread in a coordinating color.

Instructions for  the ipad2 shoulder bag with decorative trimmings:

 

Cutting guide:

For the layer with the fold-over flap, ( the longest piece)  cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of the fusible batting to measure 9 inches by 15 inches.

For the smaller layer cut two pieces of fabric that measure 9 inches by 11 inches and one piece of fusible batting that measures the same.

Sewing:
Sew your  Velcro® Brand 1×1″  Square  9 by 11 inch OUTER piece.  Then match it up with the INNER piece that is 9 inches by 15 inches. You are sewing both of these on the right side of the fabric.  They to line up when the flap is folded down.

With your Velcro® Brand 1×1″  Square  in place, iron your fusible fleece to your inner pieces. Iron it so that it is on the back side of the fabric. Lift and press the iron.  Do not move back and forth.  That will stretch your fabric.

With the right sides together pin the layers in place.  Next, sew the 2 outer pieces together and the 2 inner pieces together.  Trim off any excess fabric.  Leave one edge open so you can turn it right side out.   Repeat this step on the longer piece too. Trim off any excess threads.

Turn both of the pieces right side out and press both of the pieces flat.

Places the pieces together with the outside fabric on the inside. Start with the open edges and pin the two pieces together.  Sew around three of the four edges.  (This will form the pouch.)  Trim off any excess from the bottom and  press flat.  Turn the pieces right side out and press again. Trim off any excess threads.

Hand stitch on the button. Trim off any excess threads.
To adjust the measurements for any tablet or electronic device take the measurements of the device and add 1.5 inches to 2 inches.  If the piece is thick add the two inches.  If it is thin add 1.5.

To make the rosette with the rid-rac decorative trimmings:

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