A couple of weeks ago, my friend asked if I could make a case for his tablet. I said, “Of course!” and mentally added it to the list of craft projects I plan to complete in the next year and likely won’t.
“And I want it to be able to slide in,” my friend said.
“I can do that.”
“And I want the front open, because it’s a touch screen and I want to still use it when it’s in the case.”
“And it needs a little opening for the power button so I can turn it on and off when it’s in the case.”
“WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME!!!” I yelled out.
“Whoa. Calm down. Or you can just make a little zipper pouch for it.”
“Consider it done!” I said.
But then: Game Changer.
“Here,” my friend said. “Take my tablet with you so you’ll know how big to make it.” Aka please take my expensive electronic gizmo to your klutzy, mountain dew infested, drowned electronic world where everything nice goes to die. Especially phones. And I realized this would not be a a year project.
Aha, see what I did there? I traced the tablet, drew on where the buttons are, and then taped my tracing to a book of roughly the same size. And I gave the tablet back. To protect it. From a notorious electronics serial killer.
Then I actually got to work! This was the first one:
But I thought I could make it a little tighter. And maybe cooler? So I reworked the pattern a little and made this one:
I was pretty happy with how they turned out until I gave them to my friend. They’re WAY TOO BIG! It’s a good thing I made a pattern so I can adjust it and try again :)