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DIY Tablet Cases That are Protective and Stylish

iPads and other tablets are extremely useful tools but when it comes to durability, they’re not always bullet proof. Sure, they’re made of strong glass and different metals, but we all know how devastating a cracked screen can be! A good strong case can save your tablet from disaster, but the strong ones aren’t always cute. This is where DIY saves the day! Check out these adorable tablet cases that will save your technology from bumps and scrapes.

1. Vintage book case


Unexpected Elegance shows you how to upcycle an old, damaged book into a protective, bohemian looking case for your tablet or e-reader.

2. Crochet sleeve

Crocheted yellow tablet cover

The soft yarn of a crochet tablet sleeve will stop the edges, corners, and screen of your tablet from getting scratched in your bag. Get the pattern on Yarnspiration!

3. Plaid shirt sleeve


Is your boyfriend getting rid of some old plaid shirts? Grab one for crafting before he donates them and make yourself a tablet case! The more worn in the shirt is, the softer it’ll be on your screen. Find out how to do it on Mr Kate.

4. Fleece tablet cozy

Turquoise felt tablet case

Craftsanity guides you through the steps of making a soft fleece cozy that you don’t have to remove your tablet from to use. Simply lift the flap!

5. Envelope clutch


Envelope style clutch purses are easy to slide your tablet in and out of and they’re much more stylish to carry around than a big plastic case! The Pretty Life Girls show you how to make these two gorgeous clutches.

6. Felted button case


The soft, thick felt on this DIY case will keep your screen clean and safe while the button holds the tablet firmly in the case when you’re on the run. Get instructions for making it on Oh So Lovely Vintage.

7. Nautical mini tablet case


Mini tablets need protection too! This nautical case is stylishly adorable but will keep your mini tablet and charger safe. Find the tutorial at Mommy by Day, Craft by Night.

8. Geek chic case


How About Orange shows you how to make a tablet case that disguises itself as a cute purse with a convenient handle.

9. Pendleton tablet sleeve


The eye-catching pattern on this sleeve by Design Sponge will have everyone thinking you bought it at a store! This project is perfect for sewing enthusiasts.

10. Self cleaning sleeve


Apartment therapy teaches you how to make a self cleaning tablet sleeve made from old shirts! The soft fabric will rid your screen of finger prints each time you take the tablet in or out.

11. Bubble mailer case


If the bubbles are strong enough to keep fragile things safe in the mail, they’re strong enough to protect your tablet inside your purse! Find out how to create and customize is on Creme de la Craft.

12. Neoprene tablet sleeve


Many of the tablet sleeves and cases you’ll find in stores are made of strong neoprene, but they tend to be expensive. Apartment Therapy teaches you how to make your own for less!

13. Scrap fabric tablet sleeve


Do you have scrap fabric lying around? As long as you’ve got enough to make the body and the lining and to embellish it how you please, you’ll love Ann Kelle‘s tablet sleeve idea!

14. Graphic tablet case


If you’re going to go to the trouble to making a case, you might as well make it an awesome statement piece! Check out the tutorial for this bright, eye catching graphic sleeve on I Spy DIY!

15. Cardboard tablet case


Cardboard is one of the easiest upcycled materials to get your hands on! Check out how easy it is to make a thick, protective case with a handle on Instructables.

16. Composition book case


Creating a tablet case from a grade school style composition book is the ultimate throwback to how you worked before technology! Lil Blue Boo shows you how it’s done.

17. Cork tablet case


The same type of cork that you see on your note board can be used to protect your tablet when you travel. If you’re ready to get a little creative with your hand stitching skills, then Creme de la Craft‘s tutorial is the one for you!

Have you made yourself another type of awesome DIY tablet case that you don’t see here? Tell us how you did it in the comments!

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