Since I knew I'd be dragging it all over outside and it'd likely be getting dirty, I decided denim would be a good fabric for it, so I used up an old pair of shorts I knew I'd never wear again. I also lined it with denim from an old pair of jeans. Both denims are soft from wear but have plenty of life left in them. I even used the same shorts for the strap... just to see if I could do it. I did... and there are only 7 splices in the whole thing - ha!
I love this pattern because thanks to Erin's formula for any size gadget, it makes for a perfect fit. See how nice and snugly my iPad fits? Yet it's not tight, so it slides in and out easily. Just right!
I didn't need the big pocket that comes with the pattern. All I wanted was a very small pocket for holding my Easy Macro lens. The how-to for this pocket was also an idea by Erin, modified just a bit. It uses the front of the bag as the back side of the pocket, and the front piece of the pocket is lined so there are no raw edges. I wanted the zipper flat, so I kind of improvised that. It doesn't look quite professional, but it serves its purpose and I'm happy with it.
As I was planning the bag, I couldn't help dressing it up just a little with some of Jess's ribbons, of which I seem to have an ample supply (but lack ideas for what to use them on). Since I take a lot of "critter" photos, I thought the kittens and squirrels would be quite appropriate. The squirrel one goes around the back side, too, which is otherwise plain.
I love my bag! It's already been outside hanging over my neck numerous times, and I've appreciated having the iPad camera so readily available when I come across a great photo opp!