Hooray! I finally managed to make something for myself. I don't actually remember when was the last time I actually sew something for myself ( I am not counting the lace I sew to a dress to lengthen it this summer).
In fact the main reason to make that case was because I was going to travel and needed something to protect and store my tablet. And why should I buy one when I could sew it? Well, it doesn't fold into a practical stand or have corner protection like the bought ones, but has another invaluable feature - it is bespoke. I have always thought that bespoke things are much more interesting and charming.
I would probably have been able to make it folding into a stand, if I had more time. Anyway, I like it the way it is.
I have realized that choosing the fabrics for a project sometimes takes up quite a lot of time. That's what happened with this case. I played with the fabric, trying to figure out which two would make the perfect combination.
From my previous experience I could tell that sometimes even when you are sure that the chosen fabric(s) would be perfect for a project, when you finish it , you feel somehow disappointed when you look at it. So to avoid disappointment I prefer to allow more time on choosing the right fabric.
At first I intended to make the case with elastic strap to keep the tablet secure, but after mentioning that to a friend, she suggested to use sticker tape, which made things much easier for me.
I encourage my little son to make things and craft. He enjoys crafting but as long as we do it together. I usually let him choose which colours to use, which often results in something quite mismatching but even then he gets lots of praise. Here is what he did for his sister's first birthday. He was so impatient to show her the card that I had to persuade him to make another one to show her today.
|A birthday card|
|we wrapped up together some presents and he decorated them|
|Hama beads circle|