Prop up your iPad, tablet, or cell phone–hands-free–in the cradle area of this Hold-It Sack! These tablet stands, or iPad Pillows, are made from laminated fabric and are ideal to use throughout your home or office. The finished shapes look complicated, but they’re not! They’re all made from rectangular shapes and constructed with easy straight stitching.
Finished approximate sizes:
- Small—4″ x 5-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ depth
- Large—7″ x 9″ x 9″ depth
Supplies (for small and large sacks)
- 1/2 yd. laminated cotton
- 1/8 yd. coordinating cotton fabric
- 1/2 yd. Wrap’n Fuse Jumbo Piping (12/32″)
- 1/2 yd. 1″ Create-a-Strap
- 6 cups poly pellets, rice, or dried beans
- 2 cups fiberfill
- Matching all-purpose thread
- Optional: 1/2 yd. fusible interfacing (if you choose a cotton fabric that is not laminated)
Cut fabric (for one large and one small sack)
- Laminated cotton fabric:
- Cut one 10″ x 12″ rectangle (small sack).
- Cut one 12″ x 18″ rectangle (large sack).
- Coordinated cotton fabric:
- Cut one 2″ crosswise strip. Subcut the following:
- Cut one 3″ crosswise strip. Subcut the following:
- Fuse Create-a-Strap to wrong sides of all 2″ wide strips (two 3″ strips, one 6-1/2″ strip, and one 10″ strip).
- Fold along perforations and edgestitch.
- Fold rectangles in half, meeting short ends. Stitch the long seam.
- Stitch top edge, leaving a 2″ opening at the center. Stitch to the cut edge at each side of the opening—this makes it easier to turn.
- Open sac, then fold each corner at the top of the sack to create a triangular shape. Center seam; pin.
- Place corner on the cutting mat and trim off 3/4″ from each corner.
- Fold a 3″ tab in half, meeting short ends.
- Insert tab in the corner with only one seam, aligning raw edges. Stitch corners.
- Turn sack right side out.
- Center seam at unfinished end.
- Measure up 3-1/2″ from the unfinished end; mark.
- Fold under ends of base strap lengths to fit width of sack (Small = 5-1/2″ and Large = 6-1/2″).
- Stitch base strap to sack along both edges.
- Center Wrap’n Fuse Piping on the wrong side of a 3″ x 6-1/2″ fabric strip. Trim piping a little shorter than the strip width. Align long edges; press.
Note from Nancy: If fusible piping is not available, stitch piping in place using a zipper foot.
- Align piping at lower edge of base strap, with folded edges facing the base strap. Pin or clip in place.
- Fold unfinished end of sack in half and then in half again, to meet the edge of the piping base (covering raw edge of piping).
- Attach zipper foot. Stitch layers.
- Fill sacks with poly pellets, rice, or dried beans (about 2 cups for the small sack or 4 cups for the large sack) and fill the remainder with fiberfill.
- Hand stitch opening closed.
Make the Hold-It Sacks for your sewing area. Follow the directions on this blog post to get the Nancy Zieman Blog home screen button for your Apple and Android devices. You’ll have the sewing tutorials and tips right where you need them—on your device by your sewing station.
Watch Sew Simple With Rectangles & Squares on Sewing With Nancy online.
Bye for now,