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Sewing tablet bag - Instructions for a zippered case

  • Material and preparation
  • Sew on tablet bag
  • Quick guide

If you own a tablet, you are welcome to take it with you on the journey. In the suitcase, but also in hand luggage, the expensive tablet or laptop, of course, not enough protected. On the internet and in the store there is a huge selection of tablet bags, but of course they also have a hefty price and need a lot of space in the suitcase. In this guide, we'll show you how to sew a tablet bag. It is simple and suitable for beginners. We help you to produce a cheap and individual bag step by step.

We sew our bag made of imitation leather. It's a faux leather that protects the tablet from dirt and scratches. On the other hand, artificial leather is thin and light. The inner fabric is made of cotton and the zipper allows for quick removal and insertion. As another variant, you can also use softshell or cotton instead of artificial leather.

Material and preparation

Difficulty level 2/5
suitable for beginners

Material costs 2/5
0.5 m cotton costs about 5-10 €
0.5 m artificial leather costs about 5-6 €

Time expenditure 2/5
1 h

What you need:

  • Classic sewing machine and / or overlock
  • cotton
  • Imitation leather (possibly cotton or softshell)
  • Laptop or tablet
  • zipper
  • pen
  • pins
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat

material selection

We opted for a cotton fabric with colored confetti in light gray. We also chose the imitation leather in gray and the zipper in black.

Tip: The zipper should be as long as one side of the tablet.

amount of material

In this case, we can work quietly with scraps, because the bag will not be much larger than a tablet / laptop. That means you need less than 0.5 m of cotton fabric and imitation leather.


Now we take our laptop or the tablet and put it on the cotton fabric. We mark about 1 cm seam allowance on each side and cut twice the same rectangle. To do this, we cut two equally sized rectangles out of artificial leather.

Tip: Let the imitation leather embroider! You can make different motives or texts on the artificial leather! Look on the internet to see if there is a shop nearby that offers embroidery!

Sew on tablet bag

After we cut the fabrics, we put the imitation leather with the cotton fabric left to left. We hit the cotton once at the edge, where we want to sew on the zipper. So when sewing the zipper directly creates a clean outer edge.

Now we turn the zipper and place it in the middle of the edge directly on the artificial leather. Then it is attached with pins and sewn with a simple straight stitch near the edges.

Tip: To sew on the zipper we use a special zipper foot. Have a look at the manual of your sewing machine, if you own one.

The yarn should be the same color as the zipper. When we're done, we sew the other side of the zipper in exactly the same way.

Tip: When you get to the slider, raise the presser foot and push the slider forward to continue sewing.

Now we turn the whole thing over, so we see the zipper from "below". Now we pull out the ends of the zipper on both sides and fasten them with pins. Then sew everything together with a straight stitch.

Note: Please do not forget to change the presser foot again.

Put cotton fabric right on right, as well as the artificial leather. This creates a rectangle with the zipper in the middle, so to speak. We sew this rectangle together and leave a 15 cm opening on the side of the cotton fabric.

When we are done, we turn the rectangle through the turning opening on the right. Now we close the turning opening by hand with a ladder stitch or the classic straight stitch by sewing machine.

Now our bag is ready. We put the cotton fabric in the imitation leather, so we see the zipper. Now we take our tablet or laptop and put it in our bag.

Tip: If the bag is too simple for you, you can, for example, make a nice pendant and attach it to the slider.

Quick guide

1. put the laptop or tablet on the fabric
2. Cut the cotton fabric with seam allowance (twice)
3. Transfer pattern to artificial leather and cut (twice)
4. If necessary, embroider the artificial leather
5. Sew one side of the zipper on the imitation leather and cotton
6. sew on the second side of the zipper
7. Place the two ends of the zipper between the four fabrics and sew them together on both sides
8. place the cotton fabric on the right side
9. put the artificial leather right to right
10. Sew the fabrics together to make a rectangle
11. Leave the opening at the cotton fabric (approx. 15 cm)
12. turn
13. Close the turning opening
14. Insert the cotton fabric into the artificial leather

Have fun sewing!

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