Nancy Zieman Shows How to Make a Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera

When I initially designed the Trace ‘n Create Tablet Keeper Template, iPads didn’t have cameras! With the help of the instructions in this sewing blog, you can add a customized opening in the back of the Tablet Keeper. Here’s how!


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



Supplies

Trace 'n Create Tablet Keepers Nancy Zieman

Click here to view the Tablet Keeper 2.0 device listing. If you don’t see your tablet listed, email us at info@ziemanproductions.com and we’ll add your electronic device to the listings.


Trace 'n Create Tablet Keeper Nancy Zieman




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



Assemble the Tablet Keeper

  • Following the directions included with the Tablet Keeper Template cut fabrics and press fusible interfacing to fabric back.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • On the wrong side of the upper back outer fabric, place a marked line 2″ from the top and 2″ in from the side, creating a square.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Place a quarter at the lower left corner of the marked square and trace. How’s that for a new sewing notion!


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Place the outer fabric and lining fabric right sides together and pin near the markings.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Set your sewing machine for a 2.0 stitch length and stitch on the line, completely sewing the circle. The shorter stitch length makes it easier to sew around a small circle.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Trim away fabric layers from inner circle, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip seam allowance to stitching line—with clips about 1/4″ apart.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Pull lining through opening; press.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Place the same markings on the Ultra Firm Stabilizer/Peltex.

Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera

  • Cut away the marked circle line, leaving a slightly generous circular opening.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Pull lining through opening in Ultra Firm Stabilizer/PeltexAlign fabric edges. If opening in ultra firm stabilizer is snug, trim to loosely fit.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Set your sewing machine for a basting stitch and edgestitch ultra firm stabilizer to outer fabric. Take care not to catch lining fabric in the stitching.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Place the Tablet Keeper Template on outer front fabric.
  • Mark placement lines for strap closure using the die cut openings on the template.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Following the directions included with the Tablet Keeper Template, position strap at strap placement lines and topstitch in place.
  • Take care not to catch lining fabric in stitching.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Place the Tablet Keeper Template on outer front fabric.
  • Mark placement lines for Velcro closure using the die cut openings on the template. Position Velcro and stitch.
  • Take care not to catch lining fabric in stitching.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Place the Tablet Keeper Template on lining fabric.
  • Mark placement lines for inner spine and elastics using the die cut openings on the template.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Cut elastic and pin along markings.
  • Machine baste elastic to the fabric at each cut end. Take care not to catch outer fabric in stitching.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • On one of the Clover’s Pre-cut Tablet Keeper Shapersplace a marked line 1-7/8″ from the top and  1-7/8″ from side—creating a square.
  • Place a quarter at lower left corner of marked square and trace. Carefully trim away the marked circle line, leaving a generous circular opening.

Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera

  • Pull lining through opening in Pre-cut Tablet Keeper Shapers
  • Align fabric edges. If opening in ultra firm stabilizer is snug, trim to loosely fit.
  • Edgestitch along both sides and lower edge.
  • Take care not to catch shaper and strap in stitching.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera




Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



  • Follow the directions included with the Tablet Keeper Template to create the inner spine.
  • Topstitch into place at markings.

Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera

Voilà

Now you’re ready to carry your iPad in style and to use the camera without removing the iPad from the Tablet Keeper.


Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for Camera



Nancy Zieman How to Make Tablet Keeper with Hole for CameraCoordinate Your Accessories!

Sew a Tablet Keeper to coordinate with your bag. This photo features my Hobo Tote Template bag on the right, and my City Bag Template design on the left.

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Low-Tech Tablet Keepers

Don’t have an electronic tablet? No worries! Both the original Tablet Keeper Template and the Tablet Keeper Template 2.0 include directions on how to sew a Tablet Keeper for almost any size paper tablet.
Nancy Zieman Tablet Keeper Template 2.0 by Clover Needlecraft

 

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For a chance to win Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Tablet Keeper Template or Trace ‘n Create Tablet Keeper Template 2.0, leave a comment and let me know what project you’d like to sew for your electronic device(s).

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