Another cover-up

A dust cover would be more like it.

Now that I’m semi-retired (I went back to work two days a week. Shhh.) access to a copier is very limited. I don’t know about you but I prefer to have my knitting patterns stay flat as opposed to being curved in a book that likes to close. Anyway, we needed a copier at home. And a scanner. And one that does both. In color. And maybe a fax. Just because. But not necessary. And it had to be laser for crisp, clear print.

Ta-da!

Cover-1

Naked printer-copier-scanner-fax.

Cover-1.5

No tutorial because every printer-copier-scanner-fax is a different size.

Fabric from my stash and fusible fleece.

Cover-2

Quilted in a grid.  Just followed the print on the fabric. Muslin lining. (It must have been in my stash a l-o-n-g time as it was only 36 inches wide!)

Cover-3

Sewed up the side seams. Added my label.

Cover-5

A cover-up.

Cover-4

Labeled

Earlier this year I designed and purchased sew-in labels for things that I make.

Labels

Sometimes I got the labels sewn in,

Bag-labels

Open-cover

iPad-label-Pat3sometimes I forgot, and sometimes I couldn’t figure out how or where to attach them so I left them off.

gold-slippers

Black-slippers

Hippo with Lennon

So where or how would one attach a label?  That’s why I left them off.

Happy 90th Birthday!

My aunt had a milestone birthday last month and I sent her a goodie box filled with fruits, muffins, breads, and a special handmade gift.

Her iPad has a factory Smart Cover to protect it but when she takes it out of the house she doesn’t have any way to carry it except in a way-too-large tote bag.

And since I am on this sewing and quilting kick, I sewed and quilted one for her.

002-FrontIn red and purple.

006-Open-frontTwo of her favorite colors.

007-Open-backWith a bit of pink since that was what I had in my stash.

012-close-up-2The darker red is actually part of a skirt I had that I ripped apart.

014-stitch-in-the-ditch-2The closure is actually two buttons sewn on together.

003-ButtonThe strap is padded with a couple of layers of quilt batting as most tablets have a bit of weight to them and I wanted it comfortable enough to carry over a wrist or in the hand.

010-side-2It’s just machine quilted in a grid.

011-close-up-1

004-front

008-closed-backLined with red cotton and light blue flannel (because that’s what I had).

016-inside-1I schootched the lining out a bit before I top stitched around the edge so it almost looks like piping.

005-open-front

To be totally truthful…this is the second one I made for her.  The first one fit my iPad but not hers as her Smart Cover adds an inch or so to the overall size.  My sister took the smaller one for her tablet so it all worked out.