For all of you design-crafters out there, we have a treat today from our Paris-based DIY contributor, Tiffany Iung. Follow along and let us know if you end up making one for yourself (send photos too)! – Shayna
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I waited a long time to get a Bamboo tablet. Now that I have it, I treat it like a little baby. I thought it only right to make a pretty pocket to keep it safe. I had high hopes of making a fancy closure, but when I finished the first part of sewing I realized I was happy with the simplicity of the fold over closure. I figured the proportions of this pocket could be adapted to keep any of your goodies safe and sound.
1. thin cotton padding (about 1/2 cm thick), cut into a 56 cm x 21 cm rectangle
2. fabric for exterior (I used this LUCY DAISY C TANA LAWN Liberty Art Fabric), cut into a 112 cm x 24 cm rectangle
3. fabric for interior (lining), cut into a 56 cm x 21 cm rectangle
4. basic sewing materials (color-coordinated thread for top stitch and bobbin)
5. sewing machine or materials for hand-sewing
1. Fold cotton padding and lining fabric pieces in half, the lining fabric wrong-side out. Line up folded edges (this will be the bottom of the pocket).
2. Sew along sides, leaving a 1/2 cm seam allowance.
*Turn work inside out. This is the padded lining.
3. Fold exterior fabric right-sides together, leaving a 24 cm allowance for the top flap of the envelope). Place padded lining on folded portion, again sewing sides with a 1/2 cm allowance.
*Turn right-side out. Body is finished.
4. For the Top Flap portion of fabric fold 1/2 cm seams and press flat with iron. Fold again at halfway point (the seams you just folded should be tucked inside, making a clean rectangle).
5. Sew along side seams.