Repurposed iPad Case

One of my favorite vintage vinyl bags ripped, so I decided to take it apart and make an iPad case out of it.  I have enough scraps left over to make a little handle bag too. Glad I didn’t throw it away!

I’ve actually designed quite a few toys by sketching on the iPad.  It’s so fun to draw with.  Here are a couple of the drawings.


  1. Just JaiCi's Crafts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I just LOVE the fish tank... I can't wait to try that with my kids!!

  2. Jessica (Stars and Clouds)
    June 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Joel!

    Just wanted to say that I really love reading your blog! Very inspiring!

  3. Jennifer
    June 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    hey, Joel! Just curious what program you use to sketch on the iPad.....

  4. Joel Henriques
    June 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm


    Jennifer - These were done with the free Adobe Ideas app. It's really great.

  5. Claralily###
    June 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    hy ! I love your blog, and your creats. It's very funny!
    It's very original ...

    A fan, who don't know speak english very well ^^

  6. Lauren
    June 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Joel, love your blog! Quick Ipad question: when you sketch in Adobe Ideas is it a vector image (compatible with illustrator)?

  7. Joel Henriques
    June 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm


    Lauren - Yes, Adobe Ideas is in vector, so you can scale it to whatever size you want when you import it to photoshop or illustrator. I've done drawings for shirts that get screen printed and everything. It's cool.

  8. Anne-Marie
    July 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Ooooh, my little girl has made à fish tank like this at her school ;-)

  9. March 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    [...] find new things to explore with her mouth. The other day I quickly made this toy with some vinyl (left over from my DIY iPad case), and a little fabric I still had from these dolls I made a long time ago. It was so fast, I think [...]

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