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Make your own Moleskine iPad Mini case

Designer John Chandler shows you how to make a not-quite-so-budget iPad Mini case out of a Moleskine notebook.

(Credit: John Chandler)

Designer John Chandler shows you how to make a not-quite-so-budget iPad Mini case out of a Moleskine notebook.

There's something very satisfying about DIY — saving money, creating something with your own hands; pretending to be MacGyver. Maybe you won't save that much money with this trick by designer John Chandler — a Moleskine of the right size will set you back around AU$30 — but you still get the MacGyver part. That's something, right?

So apparently the iPad Mini is exactly the same size as the Moleskine size L notebook — right down to the exact corner shape. So Chandler got himself a Moleskine, some tools and started fiddling.

You will need:

  • A large Moleskine notebook

  • Double-sided sticky sheets like this (check craft stores)

  • A piece of 3.8cm-wide grosgrain ribbon, slightly longer than how tall the Moleskine is

  • Glue

  • A sharp pocketknife, or similar blade.

For the full instructions, head over to Chandler's blog.