What I love most about technology is that it’s all about customization. From your wallpaper to your apps, it’s all about you. That’s what inspired me to create a custom, one-of-a-kind sleeve for my favorite tech-cessory. A bubble mailer is the perfect object to upcycle for this DIY project, because not only is it the ideal size and shape for a tablet, but its very function is to protect your stuff! So next time you receive a package in the mail, keep the envelope, cover it up with your favorite fabric and you’ve got a custom case for your iPad, iPod, laptop or phone. Or make it a DIY party at the next girls-night-in. You can even use it as a stylish clutch when you’re out and about.

• Bubble Mailer (10.5in. x 11in.)
• Fabric (or repurpose pieces from an old t-shirt, dress or jeans)
• Adhesive (glue gun, tacky glue, stapler and/or small brads)
• 2 Buttons
• Needle & Thread
• Piece of Ribbon or String (approximately 8 in.)
• Scissors

• To measure the correct size for your case, slide your tablet horizontally into the envelope. Cut along one side of the envelope, leaving the back layer a few inches longer to create a flap for your case (see Step 1 above).
• Line the inside of the envelope with your first piece of fabric. I used a stapler and small brads to secure the fabric onto the envelope. You can also use tacky glue or a glue gun instead.

• Apply the next piece of fabric so that it covers the base of the envelope completely (front and back).
• Cover the flap with your third piece of fabric. The envelope should now be completely covered.

• With a needle and thread, sew on a button on the flap and on the base of the envelope.
• Grab your ribbon or string and knot it onto one of the buttons to make a string-and-button closure for your case.

Source: cremedelacraft.com