Tuesday, November 6, 2012

iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD and other 7" tablet cover PDF Sewing Pattern

The new iPad Mini is here!  In anticipation of this new Apple device, I have designed a pattern to fit the iPad Mini to a T.  This style is my best-selling design for the 10" iPad resized for your Mini.  The zipper installation is super easy, the case is padded and fully lined with no hand sewing required to make a case for you or as a special Christmas gift for a friend.  You can find this pattern available for immediate download on Craftsy or on Etsy
Want a different look?  Browse my shops for several other styles that will fit iPad Mini and other new 7" tablet devices like the Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.


 This cute cover with shoulder strap and offset zipper keeps your hands free and device secure!   Get the pattern on Craftsy or on Etsy

This perfect square pattern gives you an extra zippered pocket and a great shape from any angle.  Find this design on Craftsy or on Etsy.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Free iPad Stand Sewing Pattern!

Click on the photo to download the PDF Sewing Pattern immediately! 
You will be the talk of the coffee shop with this cute stand for your iPad or tablet!  You can use this stand for your Kindle, Nook or other brand eReaders, its just a little wider than the reader in size.  Either way, your hands are free while your device is held at the perfect viewing angle.  Peel open the velcro and your stand folds flat to slip into your carrying case.

Of course, you will want to make a matching case.  I have 4 different iPad/Tablet case designs that this stand will fit neatly into.  (the Top-Zip iPad case for an uncovered device may not have enough room as it is designed to fit snugly)

The FREE pattern is available for immediate download in my Craftsy Store.  If you have always wanted to sample a Gaila Designs Pattern, here is your opportunity!  Thank you for giving it a try.


Makes a great gift, super easy and fast to make.  Your friends will love that you made it just for them!

Happy Stitching.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kindle, Nook, eReader case upcycled from Jeans!

When I am shopping and see all the embellished pockets on jeans, I was inspired to use those fancy pockets on my eDevice covers.  All that pretty work, already done for you and in pocket form...Perfect! 

Since I didn't have any candidates in my closet, I headed to my local thrift shop and found some cute jeans to play with. 

The Kindle, Nook, eReader size pattern fit nicely on the rear of the pants I selected.  Be sure to take your pattern piece with you when shopping, there is a great variation in pocket placement among different styles.  Some pockets are placed all the way up and onto a heavy seam...no room to add a zipper!

I selected a cute pink print for the lining and cut out all the pieces needed to make the case.  I put the pattern as high on the plain fabric as possible, right below the heavy horizontal seam on the back yolk.
From here, simply follow the directions in my pattern to make the eReader cover.  Here is the finished cover, reader inserted (and protected, the case is fully padded) and a pre-made pocket.  It took me longer to cut it out than it did to stitch it up! 

If you have struggled with zippers, don't worry, this pattern makes it so easy you can't go wrong!

Check out my Craftsy store for this and other pattern variations for eReaders, iPads and Laptops!
Here is the cute pink lining! 
Added a scrap of blue ribbon to accent the zipper pull

The finished cover, so fun!