Trace ‘n Create E-Tablet and Paper Tablet Keepers was introduced at the same time as the Fuse ‘n Gather and Fuse ‘n Bind. I am an avid reader and was gifted with an E-Reader last Christmas. I carry it everywhere I go and have to admit the cover is getting a little “worn” looking. When I received the template I was gung ho to whip out a beautiful cover for it…….BUT……..I don’t sew garments or crafty projects well. Something about directions and my lack of finishing techniques just doesn’t work well. I was determined to make one and it took the help of our demonstrator Beckie Hansen to walk me through it.
Bless Beckie for her patience and for not laughing at my less than perfect first attempt. I have to admit that I did a lot of “redoing”…we all know what that means. Give me yarn, thread and hook or needles and I can impress you, but give me fabric and a pattern (other than quilting) and I run for the hills or hide behind the door until now because it’s so much fun!
Cutting the batting I found the Wonder Clips extremely helpful to hold the bulk of the batting. I carry some Wonder Clips in my purse….they are so handy for all kinds of projects.
The strap is made using Create-A-Strap; Velcro is positioned once again using the Wonder clip to hold the Velcro because a pin didn’t want to cooperate.
The D-Ring is positioned and I am ready to stitch.
I love using the Chaco-liner to mark the positions for straps, etc. Can you see the little teeth? They lay down a fine line of chalk which makes life so pleasant for us sewing challenged.
I don’t have an I-Pad but have faith in the saying, “Build it and they will come”. I just want to be ready.
I used two different D-Rings from Clover’s Bag Hardware on the E-Reader and I-Pad covers.
I found the clear stretchy elastic material and do suggest you double it if that is your choice.
Some tips I can share from my experiences…
- Read the directions and highlight the areas you are using.
- Use your Wonder Clips (less bloodshed)
- Don’t forget to leave the top open to insert your Pre-Cut Tablet Keeper Shapers.
- Use the template to mark the strap position….don’t “eyeball” it…it won’t work.
- Have fun and don’t be too critical of what you have made.