I am getting ready to finish my iPad mini cover this morning....so I went on line to look for some ideas of how to make the side seams look especially good. Here are some of the links that I looked at:
This first one made a gorgeous finish for a sweater. I'll give it a try before I look more.
The pattern did not lend itself to the beautiful join that is illustrated in the above link. I am going to think about the possibility of crocheting it together to get a pretty finish.