Make your own Mela Purdie inspired iPad cover!

Posted Wed, 27/07/2011 - 13:48

I just found the greatest blog: "PS I Made This" by Erica Domesek. It is a blog with instructions on how to make your own fantastic jewellery, bags, home items and all sorts of things. I was browsing through, and found this great article on how to make your own iPad cover - and it will co-ordinate perfectly with Mela Purdie's new collection! How Handy!

Welcome to Stripe City: The global destination for horizontal, linear, and colorful eye-candy.  This perfect storm combines unexpected and breezy bold stripes with the hues we are seeing all over the runways.  Prada is clearly the front runner with their SS11 collections.  Prada’s designs use a bevy of bold colors donned on dresses, handbags, and shoes.  Their palette of bright orange, pink, black and white is flawless.  My good friend, style innovator, Andrew Mukamal, and I dreamed up the ultimate ipad clutch inspired by this seasons must have color combo.  It’s perfect for our on-the-go adventures and also works as a non-tech accessories, to tote around town.
To create a version of your own, reach for a durable kitchen drawn liner, heavy duty, colorful tapes (Duck, Gorilla, and Gaffers are my favorites), Velcro and scissors.  Measure (by wrapping your ipad around), and cut to size.  Fold bottom half up, and tape all around to seal and secure.  Continue to tape and smooth away any lumps and air bubbles. Stick pieces of velcro as the clasp and your clutch is complete!  Get creative with your patterns and colors.  Yell it from your pipes: I love STRIPES!

You will need: a durable kitchen drawer liner, heavy duty colourful tapes (duct/gaffer), stick on velcro and scissors. 

1. Measure the liner by wrapping around your iPad and cut to size. 

2. Fold the bottom half up and tape all around making a custom stripe pattern with your chosen tapes. Be sure to smooth out any air bubbles and lumps.

3. Stick pieces of velcro on as a closure and your iPad clutch is done! Easy, and you can make as many as you like to go with your mood, have fun with colour and pattern.

Content courtesy of by Erica Domesek.

Posted by Rebecca x


Posted Thu, 14/07/2011 - 17:02

Check out the new behind the scenes video of the Mela Purdie Spring Summer 2011 catalogue shoot... stunning!

Rebecca x