I hope everybody had a very good Thanksgiving. We went to visit Andrew’s family and I went without being in my sewing room for like four days. Needless to say, when I got back, I pretty much didn’t leave that room. We got home around 8pm on Saturday night and I whipped out a couple more wristlets.
On Saturday morning, I woke up and made two iPad sleeves.
These are pretty scrappy, which isn’t my style, but I really like them.
I used Moda Snuggle for the lining. I LOVE that fabric. I’ve never used minky, but I can imagine that it’s similar. I have never really had any trouble sewing with it.
I used some of the decorative stitches my machine has. I rarely get to use them, so I always jump at the opportunity. Agh! Aurifil thread is amazing. Decorative stitches use so much thread and I didn’t run out. There’s just so much thread per spool. It’s amazing…although you totally pay for it, but that’s OK.
I took a break to sit on the couch and watch a couple of movies because I was tired due to a cold that I caught over the holiday weekend. Blah. But then I went right back at it and made another sleeve for Andrew’s new Microsoft Surface tablet.
I’ve had that Pac-Man fabric for about a year and haven’t had a good reason to use it, but this was a perfect reason.
I’ve probably made more sleeves than any other item. If you look back at my blog posts, there are quite a few sleeve posts. I always use the Moda Bake Shop/Quilt Dad Tutorial.
I also did some more decorative stitching. Andrew really liked the arrow detail.
I’ve finished the sleeves a couple of different ways. I usually add a flap, but I was too lazy to do that this time. Instead, I just added a cute button and sewed on part of a hair tie. It works…and since my hair is super short, I have no need for the hair ties anymore.
I’m very impressed with how the finished products looks. I’m also very happy that I used fabrics entirely from my stash and was able to get the Pac-Man colors to match perfectly.
Andrew now has the coolest gadget sleeves.