Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Curtains & Scraps

As you may know, it has been quite a while since I have crafted anything. If you follow along on facebook, you know that what I am about to show you was a manifestation of something I saw while out and about and my husband posed the quesion, "Couldn't you just make one?" I am still amazed at his faith in my terrible spatial ability and problem solving abilities. After all this required not only measuring, but actually planning out every little bit of this project from point A to finished. Read: there are no freaking tutorials that I could find...anywhere. Nor are there many pictures of such items. What am I yammering about??

Really, this can be used for any ipad/reader/tablet etc, we just have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 so that is what I used. The only thing you have to be careful of is not too cover too much (or the wrong parts) of your screen. 

While I don't have the exact "pattern" persay for this project, I wanted to post and share because I was too excited to keep it to myself. In fact, I already shared it on my personal facebook last night because I couldnt help myself :) 

So where did I start? I actually tried to draw a picture to kind of get my mind straight as far as what pieces I need... remember when I said my brain doesnt work like that? Yea, this didn't workout so well. Then I set out to find a picture of at least a wedge pillow which proved to be a pretty big challenge as well. I did finally find one, kind of grasped what I needed and rummaged through some fabric to see what I could use.

First up, old curtains. It is a pretty thick canvasy type fabric, I had lots of it and neutral which balanced perfectly with the fabric I chose for the side panels and the tablet pocket.

This fabric was freebie stuff from a shop in Carlisle that does a lot of costumes for local events.. they had scraps and my mom was wonderful and picked them up for me. They have really just been sitting around since then so I was very excited to put some of my hoarded material to use.

I got to work cutting the triangles from the patterned fabric with sides about 9 inches, 13 inches and 14 inches. Don't quote me on this.. Then I cut two pieces of the curtain materal at about 13.5 by 14 inches and a 3rd at 9 inches by 14 for the bottom. I ironed the fabric because it was quite wrinkly then I sewed the two triangle pieces to the two larger tan pieces and then tried my best to figure out how to make the tablet holding piece. 

I unfortunately don't have any pics of this part, I think because I had doubts in myself. I eye-balled how much fabric I needed, folded right sides in and sewed around 2 edges. I flipped it right sides out, cut some thick cardstock type material to fit and sewed it in what looked like a good spot. 

There you have it. My very fabulous tablet wedge pillow. I do want to make another that has the slit at a different spot so it lays lower. This will work for some things but I want a lower one for laying in bed on my stomach or side. Stay tuned! 

What was something you made totally from scratch that you are most proud of??


Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot said... [Reply]

That's great, I know exactly what you are talking about! I've seen that infocommercial, how clever of yo to figure out how to make it!

Maria said... [Reply]

when i saw this on IG, it made me smile! the pattern is so fun and funky! i love it! and i'm sure it will get good use. you're so crafty and talented, jodi! you could see these on etsy! :)
happy almost hump day! xoxox

Bethany said... [Reply]

Very clever! Cute fabric, too!

Marilyn Clark said... [Reply]

WOW, this is GENIUS! LOVE it! It reminds me of lap desks!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said... [Reply]

I love how it turned out Jodi! The fabric is so cute! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. Your link got the most views so I will be featuring it at tonights link party!

Jodi Stuber said... [Reply]

@Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor thanks so much for the feature Jill! You are too sweet :) so glad people wanted to check it out!