Month of Makeovers Day 29: iPad goes primitive

First off, our apologies for missing a day of Makeovers. Luray and I have been helping our mom unpack her belongings in her new cottage. Although we planned ahead to have things ready on the days we knew we’d be busy, Luray is missing the hardware she needs to finish her current project. To further complicate things, my Internet connection was wonky all evening. Thanks, Verizon! 😛

My inspiration for this simple makeover was a 1-3/4″ vintage turquoise button and scrap pieces of a felted wool blanket I found in my mom’s attic. I thought they’d be fun joined together as a primitive cover for my iPad mini.

I cut two pieces of blanket. Both are 6″ wide. One is 9″ long, the other is 12″ long. This part is madly easy.


I used Aunt Lydia’s crochet cotton (from the tassels I made) and a chenille needle to blanket stitch the pieces together. I haven’t done any embroidery for years. I’m embarrassed to see the evidence. This finished project is going to look like it was made in Luray’s after school sewing class for beginners. I don’t think I’ll be showing it off in public in person, just on the Internet!


Once I finally work around the entire wool pocket I cut a slit for the button in the flap and finish the edges with more sloppy buttonhole stitching.


The button gets sewn on and it’s done. My iPad will stay warm and cozy even though we have a frost warning tonight. 🙂


See the entire list of projects for our Month of Makeovers HERE.


3 Comments on “Month of Makeovers Day 29: iPad goes primitive”

  1. Kerri says:

    I love this color combination… very cute project!