Friday, September 21, 2012

Upcycled Denim Tablet Case

When my parents came to visit me in May, they gave me their ViewSonic tablet that my dad got as a retirement gift from his colleagues. But they didn't have a case for it, so i decided i would make a nice case to put this treasured piece in.




I am using some old jeans my hubby doesn't wear anymore, and it happened to be Calvin Klein, so it's even better hahaha 

I already had the jeans cut up before for another project, so i am using what's left


i cut the right side of the top of the jeans




Here, i am quilting the lining with batting together


sewed the denim piece together


the lining is done


I am using the buttoned waist band as closure


sewed the button onto the front of the case


sewed loops on the sides because i wanted to make this case into a little purse as well


sewed the button hole piece on to the back of the case


sewed the lining to the case, i wanted it to stick out (it wasnt a mistake) because i like the cherry fabric and wanted the case to have a little bit of color






there you have it, a case for a tablet.  the finished product is 12 inches by 8 inches


front


back, with the calvin klein leather tag lol



the pockets are functional as well


the pockets are functional as well


add a strap to it, then you will have a cross body purse! 


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56 comments :

  1. I found your website through a random stroke of luck. It helped me do my research on this topic. I have spent lots of time looking through your site. You have something good going here, keep it up!

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  2. When I open your RSS feed it puts up a whole lot of strange characters, is the deal on my end?

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  3. What a great use of those old jeans! I love that you made use of the button for the fastening! Fabulous work!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Jill. I am happy that you stopped by my project ;) I do try to use every bit of the jeans as possible.

      Hope you have a great week too, see you soon. :)

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  4. This is fabulous! I love how you can use it over the shoulder too!

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    1. Thank you Rhondda. I wanted to make a case that I can use as a purse so I don't have to take a huge purse, like when I m at the car shop, all I would need are keys wallet that I can stick them in the pockets of this case :)

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  5. This is so clever-- I really love how you can use the pockets too! Brilliant idea!

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    1. Awww thank you Emily! One of the reasons why I love using old clothing, all the possibilities! :)

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  6. Welcome to Memories by the Mile. Thank you so much for linking up to my party. I love this Jean Tablet Case. I love it and I pinned it. Hope to see you next week at Tuesday Trivia Link Party. I am a new follower.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. thank you so much Wanda! it was fun linking up to your party and looking thru all those creative ideas really got me all excited to creating something new for next week! i will definitely be there next week!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for pinning it too!

      See you very soon *waves* :)

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  7. I love this. When I was a teen we used to make purses with old jeans. I love this updated version. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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    1. Thank you Katherine! I wish I started sewing when I was younger, I would have been wearing my own creations, how cool would that be?! :)

      Thank you for stopping by and I really enjoyed looking at those talented crafters!

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  8. This is a great idea. I love the way you used the pockets on both side and have the cherry fabric peeking out at the top. Very innovative!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! I just love how many ways I can use every bit of jeans to make something so unique.

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  9. Wow! This is so cool! What a great up cycle :) Thanks for sharing this at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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    1. AWWW thank you Shannon. I enjoyed linking what you! :)

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  10. What an awesome idea! I have a kindle and have been wanting to make a cover for it. I think I'll do this and use a pair of wrangler jeans.
    xoxo
    Heather @ Heatherly Loves

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    1. THank you very much Heather! oooh Wrangler! so cowgirl! hehehe :) I'd LOVE to see it when u are done! i am sure u can make it alot better than me. Can't wait to see it!

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  11. Super cute!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thank you Lanaya! i had fun linking with you! i will be back Friday for sure!

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  12. This is a fantastic project! How cool!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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    1. Thank you so much Leslie! I will definitely be back and link with you again! :)

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  13. Great idea. I love how it can function as a purse also and you can use the exterior pockets to hold different items.

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    1. AWWW thank you very much Chineka! That was my idea to use it for more than one reason!

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  14. This is great!! I have lots of old jeans just waiting for a project :-) Pinning to my Stitching and Sewing board now!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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    1. Thank you very much Hannah, and thank you for pinning it! you should definitely check out all my other denim and upcycling projects, hope u come back soon!

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  15. Thanks for coming by to link up! I love this so much! I'd love if you grabbed my button for your site!! I hope to see another project this thursday!!

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    1. Thank you Allyson, i have your button on my post now. i had it on a separate page :) I will definitely stop by again thursday and link another project. Do stop by again! :)

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  16. Super cute! I love it!! Thanks for linking up last week on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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    1. thanks for stopping by and commenting and liking my page on facebook!!! Kim you are awesome :)

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  17. How cute! What a great way to repurpose some old jeans, love it!

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  18. Awesome! I love all things denim and I think the purse straps just make this the best! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share! I pinned this to my RE...-cycle, -use, -purpose board. Have a great weekend! D

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    1. Wow, thank you D! that's so nice of you. when i was making it, i thought to myself, you know what would make this even more unique? making it a purse too. lol

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  19. Love it! What a cute idea. Great way to recycle an old pair of jeans. Thank you for sharing. Pinning and sharing! Have a wonderful day.

    Linda

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  20. Such a cute case and a great way to repurpose those jeans! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday! Featuring you in this week's issue.:)

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    1. oh my goodness, thank you Mel! it's an honor! but sorry about the photos, they aren't the greatest! haha i am not a very good photographer! :P

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  21. LOVE your upcycle! So cute and clever!!

    Susie

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  22. Such a cute idea - now I just need an iPad to put in it! :) Thanks so much for sharing at the Humble Brag!

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    1. Thank you very much Jocie. You can make one for a nook or just use it as a purse hehe :)

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  23. The pockets are fantastic on this...the perfect place to stash a spare 20, haha!! :) Thanks for sharing with us on Showy Sunday over at www.leroylime.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Dawn! the pockets really are great, i put my wallet and phone there!

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  24. I love it, especially the button closure and the pockets!!! A clever way to reuse pre-loved jeans...

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    1. thank you Pam, i guess u can call me frugal but i don't like having to buy alot of notions for my upcycling projects, i mean it kinda defeats the purpose of recycling right? so i just have to use whatever i can imagine! LOL

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  25. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. This is so cute! I want one! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day, Nicole!

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  27. I like this idea. Unique and cute.. Found you via Lambing Around Not Baa Sunday blog hop.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

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  28. I love denim upcycles! Yours is very creative...the loops (like that) and the button closure (very clever!). I also love the cherry lining and that you can see it peeking up, like you said. :) Great job! This makes me want to do soem more blue jean upcycles!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

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