Tablet Keeper Blog Tour with Nancy Zieman


Posted on January 4th, by Amy in finished project, give away. 51 comments

I’m excited to be participating in this blog tour celebrating Nancy Zieman’s most recent Trace ‘N Create templates.  All month long you will see lots of creativity on the participating blogs, as each blogger shares their personal Tablet Keeper.

One of my sewing projects last week was my own Tablet Keeper!

Nancy’s new template set is perfect for your e-reader or iPad, but if you prefer paper there’s options for a  paper pad as well!  The best part is there’s no paper pattern pieces to keep track of, all the measurements, and markings for three sizes, are on one template.

Trace n create

I made the medium size to fit my iPad.  Once I cut my pieces and added interfacing the project went smooth and quick!

Cutting for a @nancyzieman tablet keeper

The instructions are on precise, and easy to follow.  Also the directions are on one piece of paper, which is great if you have trouble keeping pages in order, like I do.

I had fun making this, and would love to make more as gifts.  They are simple enough, and easily customized for everyone’s personality and style!

Nancy is hosting a generous giveaway from Clover.  Visit this post and leave a facebook comment at the bottom, for your chance to win!

Follow along with the tour by visiting these sites:

January 3            Nancy Zieman 

January 4            Amy Ellis  – you are here!

January 5            Sharon Pernes

January 6            Vicki Christensen 

January 9            Joan Hawley

January 10            Pat Sloan

January 11            Eileen Roche

January 12            Liz Hicks

January 13            Fran Ortmeyer

January 16            Ilene Miller

January 17            Julie Herman

January 19            Natalia Bonner

January 20            Frieda Anderson

January 23            Cindy Cloward

January 24            Beckie Hansen

January 25            Amy Webb

January 26            Allie Robertson

January 27            Mary Mulari

January 30            Laura Wasilowski 

January 31            Carol Porter

*Special thanks to Clover for providing the notions/template to make this Tablet Keeper.

**Fabrics are Echino by Etsuko Furuya, Fall 2011 line, and Kona Lime for the interior.

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy





51 thoughts on “Tablet Keeper Blog Tour with Nancy Zieman

  1. 1
    Grace says:

    I recently purchased an iPad, and I have been looking for just the right case for it. I think that I might like to make one of these myself. This looks like a great template kit, and I
    really like the looks of the finished product.

  2. 2
    Tara says:

    Neat idea. Love the belt on your cover.

  3. 3
    Donna Schweitzer says:

    Great colors. I may start making these for next Christmas.

  4. 4
    Jacque says:

    LOL I’m such an old poot – I saw your title and thought of a cover (notebook, kinda) for a legal pad…that’s called a tablet, right? :) Love your project – the colors are wonderful!

  5. 5
    kim brennan says:

    BEAUTIFUL….Santa brought 2 Kindle touches this year….so my next project is one for me and one for Katey, my daughter!!! Nancy Z’s set would be PERFECT!!!! I am looking forward to seeing the other bloggers also….

  6. 6
    Karen says:

    Very cute. How long did it take you to finish?

  7. 7
    Pam VanAustin says:

    Love your description of the process. Makes me want to try one even more!! What did you use for the corners? Is that bias tape strips, twill tape, ribbon, elastic????

  8. 8
    vicki says:

    It looks great, Amy! I sized the pattern down to fit my kindle fire so it’s good to see a bigger one.

  9. 9
    Barbara Maloney says:

    Love this notebook keeper.

  10. 10
    Beverly Belaska says:

    love the closure and binding

  11. 11
    VickiT says:

    Your project always look awesome already Amy but this really looks awesome. I love that it doesn’t involve tons of pieces and instructions.

  12. 12
    Linda says:

    Great tablet keeper! I like the belt and didn’t realize until your photo that it is a Velcro tab. The template looks like a terrific tool! Thanks!

  13. 13
    Queenie says:

    Custom covers, wonderful. I will have to check them all out.
    Have a great day,
    Always, Queenie

  14. 14
    Jennie says:

    wow, what a great giveaway and such an adorable tablet keeper. :)Have fun using your tablet!!

  15. 15
    Darlene Jacolik says:

    Great tablet cover. Thanks for the written instructions.

  16. 16
    Leah says:

    That template kit looks wonderful! Takes the math out of sewing one…

  17. 17
    Kathe says:

    What a neat idea – have not had any success with other patterns for tablets but think I could do this one. Thanks.

  18. 18
    Kathe says:

    What a neat idea! I’ve tried a couple of times to make one and it just never turned out right – I think I can work with this one. Thanks.

  19. 19
    Linda says:

    I think these are fantastic! And they look so easy! Great job!

  20. 20
    Leah says:

    thank you so much for the fabric info – it’s LOVELY!!

  21. 21
    Leah says:

    thank you so much for the fabric info – it’s such lovely fabric!

  22. 22
    Nancy in IN says:

    I want to make one for grand’s Kindle Fire. One for me to hold paper notebook. I’m not up on the electric ones.
    Thanks for idea.

  23. 23
    Sue S says:

    I loved your story, and the tablet keeper is lovely. I’m stopping on my way home from work to pick up that template set!

  24. 24
    Sue S says:

    Your tablet keeper is great! I’m picking up this template set today!

  25. 25
    Sue S says:

    I’m picking up these templates today. Good job!

  26. 26
    Gill says:

    Great idea! I love the fabric you’ve used!

  27. 27
    Gill says:

    Great idea! I love the fabric you’ve used!

  28. 28
    Gill says:

    Great idea – I love the fabric you’ve used!

  29. 29
    rosa says:

    Very cute.Love your fabrics.

  30. 30
    rosa says:

    Very%20cute.Love%20your%20fabrics.

  31. 31
    Beth says:

    I love your fabric choice & the scrappy binding! This is definitely going to be one fun blog tour.

  32. 32
    Margaret Kohnke says:

    The templates make this project so easy. I love the project.

  33. 33
    Judith says:

    I really like the choice of fabrics used. I wonder if
    those new plastic laminated fabrics would work?

  34. 34
    Jackie says:

    Wow…I just got an ipad today so this looks like something I NEED to make ;)

  35. 35
    Cheryl says:

    This is a great idea for a quick and pretty birthday gift for a couple of family members. Thanks!

  36. 36
    MarciaW says:

    You did a fabulous job with the tablet keeper.

  37. 37
    Lynn says:

    I like the variety of embellishments that can be used with this pattern!

  38. 38
    Alaina says:

    You did a fabulous job with your cover.

  39. 39
    Ev Roth says:

    Our kids gave us each a Kindle for Christmas. Would love to make covers for them.

  40. 40
    Marilee Sherwood says:

    better and better

  41. 41
    Georgette Mitchell says:

    I love the colors you chose for your ipad cover. Great job!

  42. 42
    Carla says:

    The buckle looks nice, along with the print selection

  43. 43
    Carla says:

    Enjoyed the buckle and print selection

  44. 44
    Kate says:

    I can’t wait to make a cover for my iPad. Thanks!

  45. 45
    Shirley in Canada says:

    A great idea for gifts! Thanks for sharing!

  46. 46

    I am a little late starting the tour. However, I am very excited about the wide range of creativity shared. Thank you for sharing yours.

  47. 47
    pamrohrkemper says:

    I received a Kindle for Christmas and I have been looking for a great pattern for a cover for it. This tour is a great place to start. Thanks!

  48. 48
    Gail says:

    I made a cover for my KIndle just a few days ago! But it was a bit of a job to get it right. This sounds like a great idea!

  49. 49
    Nicole Sender says:

    I’d love to make a cover for my daughter-in-law’s nook.

  50. 50
    Heather says:

    Love the idea of the cover. I was given a tablet for Christmas and it badly needs a cover to protect it. This one is great.

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