Round two of Sew Techie Covers is my new Sewing With Nancy TV program now available online, on PBS, and on DVD. The second episode features creative ways to stitch covers for your iPad, Kindle, or Large Android tablet. Or, use the ideas to stitch up a cover for a low-tech (paper) tablet.
Here’s a preview of two of the covers you’ll see during this episode. First, Hi-Tech Patchwork!
- Using the largest size on the Trace ‘n Create Template–E-Tablet & Paper Tablet Keeper, I traced and cut out the background fabric.
- Then, I made a 12″ Dresden appliqué, using the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection and appliquéd the design in the center of the rectangle. You could also use an orphan block from a previous quilting project.
- In my odds & ends bin, I had a Dresden Fan block that was ideal for the inside pocket of my Paper Tablet Keeper.
Do you have an embroidered denim shirt that’s just hanging in the back of your closet? Give it a new life as a tablet keeper cover. I called this Sew Techie technique an E-Cycled Cover—embroidery that’s recycled!
- Find an embroidered shirt (or other embroidered project) that’s been hiding in the back of your closet.
- Trace tablet keeper size on paper and cut out the “window.”
- Audition the placement. In this example, the embroidery is across the center back. In the above photo, there would not be enough embroidery for the front and back, necessitating a seam at the spine.
- Trace the template size on the shirt and then cut it out.
- Use other odds and ends from the recycled shirt as the closure and in the interior of the tablet keeper.
There’s more on TV and in the Book!
This is just a sneak preview of some of the Sew Techie Covers you can create. All the specifics can be found in the Sewing With Nancy companion book.
Watch Sewing With Nancy on your iPad, iPod, or iPhone!
Bye for now,