I went to the Apple store to get a case for my new iPad, looked at the cases and WOW they are crappy and expensive! They just don't have what I need, and very few actually at all. So for now I decided to make my own case, I had everything at home so I didn't spend 1¢ making this except maybe 1/2 hour of my time. I can't sew all that well but for a decent looking case you should definitely have a sewing machine. The color is most true to the bottom picture, the inside lining is a "polo-style" tshirt material, a very soft and smooth one. The outside is almost like a Khaki pants material but more grey/green. It is double padded and has some stiff material in-between the padding. I actually used a piece of laminate floor hi-quality padding for that part. Front Back Inside I think I will wind up getting the Apple case once it is back in stock, but for now I can throw my iPad in this and in my carry-bag and not have to worry about scratches.