I love to read other crafty blogs - sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting etc., and pick up on their ideas. This morning I read Sotak's blog, and she had a post about making tablet holders. She herself had seen them on Pinterest, here. Well, who doesn't need a handy holder for their tablet? So this is what I made whilst watching an episode of NCIS this morning:
They are made out of a rectangle of fabric, sewn and twisted and stuffed with rice and regular stuffing.
How fab is that?! They really are very useful so I made one for Mr. SDSC and one for my father. Oh, and then I decided I need another in my sewing room because it is such a drag to have to carry one from one room to another (I don't have a photo of that one, but it is just as cute!) . . . . they are very quick to make - less that a half hour. Due to the rice, they are quite stable - I have mine balanced on the arm of my chair right now. The only change that I made to the instructions, was the same as Sotaks, and I ironed some fusible interfacing to the fabric. It has a bit of loft to it - 1/16" max, and I iron it onto the little bags that I make. It made the project feel smooth and soft.
I think that they would work well with other types of tablets/book readers, and maybe even small books.
I also made a couple more partial band bras, but the photos are a little a washed out:
It was pretty straightforward, overlaying some textured, dotty lace on the upper cup and the bridge. It went together quickly and easily and has already been 'tested'!
I then saw this whilst walking past La Senza yesterday:
What I liked was the plain cup with the lace on the bridge and the sides/back. So I made one!
I'm really pleased with this. I used fabric spray to attach the lace to the base fabric - I did this on the pink bra above as well, and it was more successful with that bra - on this one it pealed away, but held enough for me to sew it all together. The only problem is - I was a little aggressive with the bottom band elastic and it bordering on 'uncomfortably snug'. I will wear this on my 'skinny' days! I am going to play with some foam cups next - ones that I make myself and then cover with fabric. I've been watching some great videos on Make Bra - lots of great ideas!
I also have some more linen, and have some TG garments in mind - I may be swapping out a garment or two from my current TG collections for the Artisan's Square SWAP - I've got over a week left, so loads of time!
How was your sewing this week?