I knew I was buying mrlouwho a kindle for Christmas and thought it would be really cool to re-purpose some of his old uniforms to make the outside of the keeper. He had other plans though and ordered a leather cover before I had time to tell him what I had in mind. It's okay, I forgive him...
After that, the longest part of the process for me was to figure out who to make this for (as I don't have a coveted tablet. Yet.) And then choosing the fabrics.
She didn't know what I was up to when I asked her if she had a spare name tape I could borrow for measurement purposes. And then I asked her to come over so I could take a picture of the keeper with the iPad inside. When I asked her if she wanted to see the front I closed it and handed it to her. It took her a minute to realize I had sewn her name tape on and she was so surprised! And happy! I'm not very good at surprises so it was fun to pull this one off!
I think one of my favorite parts of making this was the Create-A-Strap interfacing. Just iron it on, fold, press and you're ready to go!
|Don't mind my worn out ironing board cover! A new one is on my to-do list.|
I used hair elastics for the corners as they have grips on them that I think will hold a little stronger. I liked the idea of using those stretchy headbands that are flat with the grips - but I didn't have one on hand.
I've realized that I'm not very good at following patterns and I just have to dive in with fabric in hand and go for it. This pattern was well written and easy to follow. It had diagrams for every step and once fabric was selected and cut, I would say this only took me a couple of hours to put together. It would have been faster but you know what it's like with little 'helpers' around. :)
I've told you before about my problem and fear of trying new things for fear of messing them up, well, I'm glad I made this. And now I'm excited to make some more, in different sizes, for e-tablets and paper tablets! I even think I want to make a little iPod Touch wallet. I'll let you know how it goes.
The blog tour is going on for 20 days in January. Here is a list of previous posts as well as who is next! Be sure to stop and see what everyone is doing with their pattern! It's really fun to see how unique each project is.
January 3 Nancy Zieman
January 4 Amy Ellis
January 5 Sharon Pernes
January 6 Vicki Christensen
January 9 Joan Hawley
January 10 Pat Sloan
January 11 Eileen Roche
January 12 Liz Hicks
January 13 Fran Ortmeyer
January 16 Ilene Miller
January 17 Julie Herman
January 19 Natalia Bonner
January 20 Frieda Anderson
January 23 Cindy Cloward
January 24 Beckie Hansen
January 25 Amy Webb – you are here!
January 26 Allie Robertson
January 27 Mary Mulari
January 30 Laura Wasilowski
January 31 Carol Porter
The lovely people at Clover have added a Giveaway to the Tablet Keeper Blog tour.
For chances to win one of three prize packs, please post comments on the post at Nancy's blog for an entry to win!
Thank you to Clover for sponsoring the Tablet Keeper Blog Tour!