I have a new word to describe this week’s Tablet Keeper sewing technique options—spiffy! Last week I used the word snazzy—many of you liked my word choice. Carol B., a Facebook fan, suggested the option of spiffy! It works, thank you Carol.
Back to the topic at hand. During the Sewing With Nancy 2-part TV series of Sew Techie Covers, I featured 12 different creative ways to sew covers for your electronic or paper tablets. Click here to watch the second episode of Sew Techie Covers. You can also watch the first episode by clicking here.
Here’s a preview of two of the covers you’ll see during this episode. First, the Hi-Tech Patchwork cover!
- Using the largest size on the Trace ‘n Create Template–E-Tablet & Paper Tablet Keeper, trace and cut out the background fabric.
- Then, use a leftover block such as a 12″ Dresden appliqué. My staff and I created the appliqué using the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection and topstitched the design in the center of the rectangle.
- A partial Dresden Fan block was ideal for the inside pocket of my Paper Tablet Keeper.
Do you have an embroidered 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!
- Select an embroidered shirt (or other embroidered project) that’s been hiding in the back of your closet.
- Select the original Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Tablet Keeper Template for an iPad, iPad Mini, or the original Kindle. (There are more tablets that fit the original Tablet Keeper.) Click here to view the original Tablet Keeper Template device listing.
- Select the newer Tablet Keeper, Trace ‘n Create Tablet Keeper Template 2.0, for the Kindle Fire, Nook, and many more. Click here to view the Tablet Keeper 2.0 device listing. If you don’t see your tablet listed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add your electronic device to the listings.
- Trace tablet keeper size on paper and cut out a “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. Then, follow the instruction for stitching the pieces together.
- 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,