Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 2
7.13.2015

I love to watch movies on my tablet as I sew. It really helps keep me focused.

I saw this great Tablet Stand Tutorial on Pixels To Patchwork blog and thought it would be perfect to keep my tablet more stable as I watch/listen.

Taryn’s step by step instructions were really easy to follow. I collected a 1/4 yard for the main body and some scraps to sew together for the sides of our Maison de Provence fabric. The color really complements my sewing room.

But really, it would look great in just about any fabric!

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I did adjust the pattern a little. I love how she really doesn’t tell you how to make the different pieces—so if you have scraps, just make your own scrappy fabric and then cut it to the right size.

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I didn’t make a pieced front like she did, since I figured it would be covered up most of the time. I love that if you want to save time, you can just cut out the pattern pieces without any piecing.

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I made the “shelf tongue” a little longer so it could also accommodate a book if needed.

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I really wanted the stop shelf to have some weight, so I used walnut shells in the shelf—but used the bean bag filler for the body. I did try to just use Polyfill for the body, but I found that hard to get the right fullness and stability, so the little balls (bean bag fill) worked the best for me.

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OK. So, if you look closely, you will notice that my corners and points did not come out as beautiful and as sharp as Taryn’s did—but that didn’t have anything to do with her directions, that is all the sewer’s issue. I am still really happy with how it turned out and I am really love having it in my sewing room.

This would be handy by a computer too if you need to type from a document.

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PS: There is a pocket on the backside—not really sure what I will use it for, but as we all know that if there is a pocket, you will definitely find a purpose for it.

PPS: If I were to make another, I would use a slightly stiffer fusible stabilizer to give the body a little more structure.

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14 comments

  1. Ann - July 13, 2015

    What a good idea! Looks great in Maison de Provence also.

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    • Anita - July 13, 2015

      Thanks Ann. It was fun to make and now it it fun to use.

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  2. Kathie - July 13, 2015

    Where would I find this adorable pattern?

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    • Anita - July 13, 2015

      Hi Kathie the links to the blog tutorial for this project is in the blog if you click on the underlined text of: “Tablet Stand Tutorial” or “Pixels To Patchwork”, the links will take you directly to the blog.
      Happy Sewing!

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  3. Stephanie Dunphy - July 13, 2015

    Aren’t there some really creative folks out there?? Clever and useful project and it’s nice to be able to alter it to each user’s needs. Pretty fabric too!

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    • Anita - July 13, 2015

      Thanks Stephanie, I have been thinking for quite a while about creating something like this, so when I saw that someone already did the math and all the figuring, I jumped at the chance to rest my brain and follow somebody else’s genius. It is now one my favorite things in my sewing room.

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  4. Ruthann - July 13, 2015

    My favorite collection is Nana’s Pantry. It reminds me of the dresses my Mom made me from feed sacks in the 50’s.

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    • Anita - July 13, 2015

      This tablet holder would look great in Nana’s Pantry!

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  5. Eugenia Read - July 13, 2015

    What a great idea! I will make and use for my smaller cookbooks as I don’t have a Tablet.

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    • Anita - July 14, 2015

      What a great idea!

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  6. Irene of Bear Hug Quilts - July 14, 2015

    I think I just found my go to Christmas present for oh so many people.

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    • Anita - July 14, 2015

      What a lucky group of people!

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  7. mary gray - October 16, 2015

    How do I get this pattern

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    • Anita - October 19, 2015

      Hi Mary, the link to the pattern is in the text above. If you click on the underlined text, “Tablet Stand Tutorial” it should take you straight to the blog tutorial and pattern.

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