Design Challenge Winner: Upcycled iPad Case

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Laura Russell from Make Life Lovely garnered the most votes to win January’s Protect Your Tech Design Challenge with this beautiful, functional iPad case made almost entirely out of upcycled materials. In Russell’s own words, here’s a full tutorial so you can recreate the magic for yourself.

This DIY iPad case is not only functional, but beautiful and unique as well. It is made out of a cardboard box (that carried my groceries home from Costco) and my daughter’s old skirt, and cost me absolutely nothing to make!

 

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Upcycled Fabric iPad Case

Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely

The case opens and closes like a book and the iPad is securely held in place inside. The cover closes with two ties made from the skirt when not in use.

You can use any fabric that you like to make this case match your own personal style. Men can use one of these, too, just use a piece of fabric and some velcro to close the case instead of the ties.

You will feel good about making this iPad case knowing that not only will you have made your own unique piece of art that no one else has – you will also be reusing and recycling items that otherwise would have gone in the trash!

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