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By Beckie Hansen, Clover Demonstrator, Guest Blogger

I love finding new tools and projects that will inspire beginners and the next generation of sewers. The Trace ‘n Create E-Tablet & Paper Tablet Keeper Template helps you accomplish just that. The templates come with step-by-step directions that are easy to follow. The projects involve straight-line cutting and sewing. You are the designer so you can be creative, express yourself, and explore your talents.


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As much as we all love to buy fabric, why not start with a pair of jeans too-soon outgrown? Carpenter jeans work well for a boys project, the pockets and loops make for places to put pencils, calculators, keys, and phones. For girls, embroidered jeans, either bought or embellished, are great for the closure flaps, fronts, or pockets. Denim wears well, and jeans have more than enough fabric to get this project started.

Have fun with the inside as well. Get the kids involved in the choices. Learn a new skill such as hand dye, tie dye, or marble the fabric for the inside. Kids love to explore and take ownership of their accomplishments.


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Make sure you remember to get the Pre-cut Tablet Keeper Shapers for your Tablet Keeper project. The Shapers will add stability and protect electronics.


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Think outside of the box for your projects. Menswear, slacks, and vests would be great in a “Dad’s” Tablet Keeper. Pinstripe cut on the bias for the binding, used with Clover’s new fuse ’n bind, works wonderful. For Mom or Grandma maybe an apron made into a Tablet Keeper—for favorite family recipes. This could be a wonderful family project to be cherished for generations. I am sure that ideas have just been sparked, and you will all have fun with the Trace ’n Create templates. I know my grandsons will each be making one very soon.

Have fun making a Tablet Keeper for a loved one or for yourself!

Sincerely,

Beckie Hansen

Demonstrator for Clover Needlecraft

 


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Thank you, Beckie!

The Blog Tour Continues

Each weekday, for 20 days in January, be sure to visit the guest blogger’s site to see their Tablet Keeper creation. Each day on my Facebook page, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on the Blog Tour.

January 3            Nancy Zieman                   http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog

January 4            Amy Ellis                            http://amyscreativeside.com/

January 5            Sharon Pernes                    http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/

January 6            Vicki Christensen              http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/

January 9            Joan Hawley                       http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/

January 10            Pat Sloan                           http://patsloan.typepad.com/

January 11            Eileen Roche                     http://dzgns.com/blog/

January 12            Liz Hicks                           http://blogerisms.blogspot.com/

January 13            Fran Ortmeyer                 http://cloverusa.wordpress.com/

January 16            Ilene Miller                       http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/

January 17            Julie Herman                   http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

January 18            Jenny Gabriel                  http://www.sewvacoutletblog.com/

January 19            Natalia Bonner                http://www.piecenquilt.blogspot.com/

January 20            Frieda Anderson             http://friestyle.blogspot.com/

January 23            Cindy Cloward                 http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/

We’re here today!

January 24            Beckie Hansen                 http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog  

January 25            Amy Webb                         http://www.amylouwhosews.com/

January 26            Allie Robertson                http://thinkcrafts.com/

January 27            Mary Mulari                       http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog

January 30            Laura Wasilowski            http://artfabrik.blogspot.com/

January 31            Carol Porter                        http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog

We’ve added a Giveaway to the Tablet Keeper Blog tour. We’ll be sending three lucky, random winners a Clover Prize Package valued at $135.00. Names will be drawn on February 1, 2012. Here is what’s included in each of the three Prize Packages:

  •  45 mm Clover Rotary Cutter
  • Quick Bias Marble Tapes
  • Silk Thread
  • Magnet Pin Caddy
  • Double Sided Thimble
  • Nancy Zieman Grandmother’s One Patch Template Collection with Free project sheet
  • Gold Eye Needles
  • Clover Pins.

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For chances to win one of the prizes, please post comments on this site (yes you can enter once a day). Share your thoughts about the Tablet Keepers you see on the blog tour and/or about the Tablet Keeper you plan to make. Three random winners will be selected and posted, Wednesday, February 1st.

I am extending a big thank you to Clover for sponsoring the Tablet Keeper Blog Tour! Check out this free project sheet for more inspiration.

Have you made your Tablet Keeper yet? Share a photo of your completed Tablet Keeper at my Tablet Keeper Flickr site. 

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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