The Eye of the Hama | Le Challenge {Craft}

Friday, 14 March 2014

I am very pleased with this month's entry to Le Challenge. I have learnt something new and made something useful - I am always amazed I could make things that I can use. And it looks cute, right?

So a new cover for my Ipad (that as you can see already has a case, a bit too business like for my linking, but sturdy and really useful).

You will need:

- Hama beads and the accessories that go with them (a pegboard, paper to iron)
- Felt fabric (I had this one in my stash, I believe for Christmas projects, so I have no idea where I got it from, sorry)
- Craft PVA glue

1. Make two arrows with the Hama Beads 

2. Make the centre pattern separately

3. Iron - beware of not ironing too much, it does melt quite fast

4. The back looks all melted together - and you should wait for the pattern to cool down before removing from the pegboard (I had not in my first attempt and it ended up all wonky - not a good look!)

5. That gives you time to make the felt Ipad case. Take the measurements and sew both sides. Because I used thick felt I made the seams visible and then cut the fabric close to the seams - up to you. If you make your Ipad felt case around your existing case, take into account the thickness of the case.

6. Use your Craft glue - try to centre your pattern, et voila - looking corporate but with a twist!

This was a very fun project to make - and very quick as well. Baby MiH is a bit small but I am sure he will love to make something like this later, and we will be able to customise everything - poor him! 

The other le Challenge entries are here!


  1. such a cute idea. We love Hama beads in our house :-)

  2. What a neat idea! I really like that you brought the re-emerging trend of hema beads and that to, into the world of felt. Wouldn't have thought to pair the two.

  3. Perfect cover! I can't wait to have a go at Hama Beads once my daughter is older.
    I always suggest to my boys about customising things and although they used to humour me, my eldest has told me it's not cool at secondary school!! Poor boys!

  4. what a fun way to use those beads!

  5. that's really cool! I've never thought of using Hama beads before - another one for the list!

  6. this is cool. I think we had those beads once and I was never quite sure what to do with them

  7. I love the look of the felt and a fun way to use Hamma beads too.

  8. Great idea! I love it. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my pincushion. I plan on buying a few fat quarters and mailing it to my friend this week. I am excited! Will be joining LeChallenge by posting the pincushion for bright. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  9. That is such a cool case! Smart but different! I would love to play with those beads, it looks fun - though I'm sure I'd totally melt them ;)

  10. What a great idea! I've never thought Hama beads are for me but maybe they are!

  11. In LOVE with this DIY - the end result is the prettiest!! xoxo