Did you or a family member get new tech for Christmas? A tablet, laptop or e-reader perhaps? Maybe a posh cell phone you really want to take care of.
Then it’s time to sew up a cover, case or bag to store or carry your new gadgets. We’ve got a whole bunch of cases and covers you can sew on the site, but we’ve picked out some of our favorites for you below.
Covers, cases and bags to sew for your tech and gadgets
Protect your tech and gadgets from knocks and scratches, or even worse, broken screens, by sewing a protective case or cover. We've got SO MANY cases, covers, bags and carriers on the site that would be perfect for your electronic items, but here we've saved just a few of our favorites for you to consider.
This is one of our favorite projects to sew. Something really practical and useful that you can use everyday, or every week. Sew up a bag in your favorite bright prints, or pick a fabric from your favorite designer, or even a novelty fabric from your favorite TV show or movie. Show off your fun and creative side as you carry the serious tech you need for the office!
This cover is quite adaptable and comes with size options for a whole host of iPad, tablet, kindle, e-reader and mini tablet size versions. We love how it comes with a removable strap so it’s easier to carry when you are out and about.
It’s also a great stash-buster project!
The designer has included a separate pocket at the front to keep your headphones or charging lead handy. And at the bottom, she has added an ingenious inlet for a headphone jack or charging cord. That way your device can be charged whilst still in its case.
The Helen Bag sewing pattern has been designed specifically to safely and securely hold an iPad or other tablet, and A4 or Letter sized documents and folders. This DIY soft briefcase sewing pattern is ideal for taking to the office or college, or if you just need to take your tech to a coffee shop or friends house.
It has a padded internal pocket to carry and protect your iPad and a roomy interior that will easily hold documents, a diary, and a planner. It has a quilted feature pocket on the front divided into two and another on the back that will take sheets of paper. As well as the interior iPad pocket it has an additional internal pocket that could be divide to hold pens, or a phone and some tissues whatever fits your need.
Do you use a tablet, or know someone who does? This is one of the best tablet bags we’ve seen. It’s very professional looking with great features. It’s a great gift idea for your hubby, teen or a girlfriend.
This pattern is sized for a tablet, but there’s no reason you don’t take this pattern and adjust it to any size.
Introducing the Percival Laptop Briefcase Bag. This ultra-organized bag has enough space to fit your laptop, all your computing accessories, and everything else you need for work, school or travel.
The Percival includes a padded laptop computer pocket with a flap to keep your laptop secure inside the bag along with lots of custom pockets inside and out for everything else. Versatile carry options include two top handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.
Here’s a great Tote Bag that as the name suggests is able to carry your tablet and a few other essentials. We love the use of the webbing for the straps and the easy beginner option without the zipper.
The designer has made the example bags with some lovely contrasting fabrics and this project only uses small pieces so it’s a great scrap buster where you can use up leftover fabric pieces from other projects.
The Luna Bag is a great sewing pattern for a beginner to intermediate sewer. And when you buy this pattern you get two patterns included as Luna can be made as an awesome everyday bag and as a laptop bag. The pattern includes directions for making bags in two sizes. Both bags have an adjustable strap, while the laptop bag fits a 13” laptop.
This pattern can be added to or adjusted very easily as some of the pattern testers for the designer added piping while others made it in a lot of different fabrics including vinyl and leather.
The Corine Bag is a casual sporty cross bag made for all genders of all ages. The ideal size of this bag makes it the perfect companion for outings as it is not too big, yet not too small. Great for students, or anyone who needs to carry a bag for work materials, a tablet etc and yet keep it small and smart.
We love any bags made with quilted fabric, and this one from the Stitching Scientist is no exception. In this tutorial, which you can adapt to make it any size to suit your own laptop, you quilt fabrics of your choice before assembling the bag.
One tip – we suggest cutting your pieces slightly larger, quilting and then trimming them to size to make sure everything stays nice and square.
It’s true, you can buy covers for your tech and gadgets, but where’s the fun in that! Making a sleeve or bag for your laptop, Kindle, Ipad, phones or readers is a great way to not only protect them, but show a little of your personality by using fabrics of your choice.
The Ravenwood Messenger Bag is a rough and ready companion, equipped to carry your tech gear and more. It’s utilitarian with multiple pockets inside and out, plus room for your 15” laptop and daily necessities.We always love to bring you bag and purse sewing patterns that have all the features and innovations you can find on the best bags in store, and this one fits the bill perfectly.
A fabric ‘briefcase’ perfect for carrying your laptop or tablet, along with mouse, cords and accessories. Sew it as a slip-on case, add handles to carry or a longer shoulder strap.
This stylish case has a large diagonal front pocket that holds your mouse and cords. The narrow gusset provides a color accent and allows for an easier fit for your 13“ Notebook. The lining is padded and quilted for protection. The handle version also has a slip pocket on the back which is perfect for your cell phone or keys.
Malia is a TOTALLY CUSTOMIZABLE laptop/tablet sleeve for your device. All you have to do is measure your device, put it into the calculation guide provided, and go!
The pattern is simple and features a small front slip pocket great for holding small notes, pens, phone, etc. You can customize by leaving off straps if you’d like to make a simple sleeve… All-in-all she is a great little bag for protecting your device carrying on a short trip, or putting it away in your backpack or bag.
If you have an iPad Air, or any tablet measuring approximately 10″ by 7″, then here’s an awesome FREE pattern to make a padded cover for it. Whether keeping it at home, or out and about with your tablet in your bag, at school or the office, it can be prone to scratches, getting grubby or even spilled drinks etc! Protect your investment with a padded cover – and make it personal in a fabric you love!
Do you travel a lot or know someone who does? Then this LapTop bag could be perfect for what you are looking for. It’s certainly safer to keep your laptop in its own padded bag rather than simply stuff it in the top of your main bag or case where it could become damaged. But carrying too much through security and check-in can be a pain. That’s where this clever bag design really comes into its own.
If you want to make a protective case for your Kindle, Ipad, Tablet or Nook, or even your phone, then follow along with this FREE tutorial.
To start with you must measure whatever you are creating the case for. The example here shown measures 5.0 by 7.5 inches so the measurements in the tutorial will coordinate with that. However the case is easy to assemble and the cutting measurements are all explained as you go, so if you are making the case for something in a different size, a phone perhaps or a larger tablet, then it will be easy to adjust the size of your pieces of fabric to match the size of your tech item.
If you have a Kindle Paperwhite or a nice tablet and you want to make your own holder or cover then here we have a great FREE pattern and tutorial. This tech or tablet cover is both stiff and padded. It’s made from your favorite quilting cottons, backed with a soft fusible fleece and then stiffened with sheets of plastic canvas. Nice and light, but both strong and padded, to keep your items protected.
We have found you a fantastic sewing pattern for making a bag to store and carry your laptop and iPad when you are on the move. It can be great to get a change of scenery and do some work in a cafe or park. This bag helps you to take your work and tech items with you.
Sometimes the simplest of ideas turn out to be really innovative and surprising. Take this bag designed to carry your tablet, Ipad, e-reader, Kindle etc. Simple and unassuming, but stylish.
However once you get into the sewing for this bag we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Not only is there a full video tutorial that shows you have to sew it every step of the way, but there is a simple zipper technique you are going to LOVE. The simple way of constructing the bag seems like it can’t work – until it just does! And so easy too.
This is the perfect slimline crossbody bag to carry just the essentials, including a specially designed padded pocket for your tablet or e-reader.
The Journey Bag is a fun slimline crossbody bag that has a special front pocket for your cell phone and a padded pocket on the back for any iPad, tablet or electronic reader. An adjustable strap means you can carry it on the shoulder or as a crossbody bag.
This is a fantastic crossbody bag that is a practical yet stylish design for everyday use, that will be perfect for you. It’s large enough to hold all your essentials, including that iPad, tablet or E-reader and has everything neatly organized and within easy reach.
The Teya iPad is just what you need for a short trip to town, meeting a friend at your favorite cafe, or quick errands in the neighborhood – especially if you never leave your house without your iPad.
If you take your laptop, tablet or other electronics out of the house it is always a good idea to put it into a case to protect it. A homemade case is also less revealing of what the contents might be, therefore adding a little extra security from prying eyes.
Here we have an excellent FREE Video and Pattern showing you how to make a simple laptop case. It’s quick to sew and has an easy flap closure that is secured with a swivel hook. Make this cover in any size to perfectly match your own laptop or tablet.
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