Here is yet another example of recycled vintage wool pants that have found a new life as an iPad case. I love when I find some fantastic fabric in the form of a garment just hiding in the racks. Once cut up & ironed, bonded to felt & leather details added it is hard to believe that they once walked down the street.
I found this oversized amazing Pendleton wool hunting jacket in a vintage store a while back. I knew I wanted to use it for a bag in some form & after measuring the dimensions for the Ipad I found that it was just the right size to make 3 with front pockets & all. I bonded the wool to colorful wool felt & used a rotery cutter to get a nice clean edge. The leather details are made from a beautiful old belt with a great patina. The Ipad that calls this home will definitely not catch a chill this winter. Also, instead of labels I stuck my lable onto a detachable pin so it can be removed. I thought these looked nice & clean.
When my husband got me an ipad for Christmas I made a case for it right on Christmas day. I used the most basic shape I could think of & padded it with wool felt. The whole project took less than an hour and a half. I like that when I put it in my bag it’s so small & doesn’t take up any space. When it was my husbands birthday I made him a case also but added an extra pocket at the top for all the magazine & newspaper clippings that rips out so he can look up the information later.
I like that the buttons on the dark one are different & look rugged like the leather. It’s always been a challenge for me to make something that truly looks masculine. I think I got it on this one though & the proof is that my husband actually uses it in public!