Wednesday, 14 May 2014

tablet stand

I made this AGES ago and keep forgetting to blog about it.  I was the lucky recipient of a tablet from my wonderful parents a couple of months ago.  I love it.  I watch Netflix on it as I'm sewing as I don't have a TV upstairs.  I'm currently addicted to 24 and burning through series 2....


Annoyingly, the tablet lay on my desk and I couldn't see the screen.  I tried propping it up on a tin, but decided I needed a real stand.  As I was sewing at the time, I abandoned my project and got to work.  I used this tutorial by Betty Crocker Ass, works perfectly.


I love this fabric.  I have no idea what it is, but I bought a little bundle of similar colours when I first started sewing, intending to make a patchwork bag. That never happened, but the little bundle still sits alone, outside of my main stash as it's "special".



Clearly at the time I made this I wasn't watching 24.  The little puffy rice-filled cushions at the front hold it so it doesn't slip forward and it leans on the triangle bit at the back.


I added this little channel.  The original tutorial has a solid pillow-type thing at the front, but I added this...


For the charging cable.  I doesn't work perfectly as I failed to take into account the fact it plugs in the bottom, but at the edge of my desk it works just fine!  Next I have to make a case to keep it in...

15 comments:

Rachel said...

If I have a film on while I'm stitching, either the film or the stitching suffers! Just can't cope with the modern age...!

Janine said...

That's such a clever idea. Really handy :)

JoJo said...

That's the perfect solution!!! You'd think the tablet makers would have attached a little kick stand type thing, like on the backs of photo frames.

Sandra :) said...

That's cute - and useful!

Jacqueline said...

What a brilliant idea!

Kerryp77 said...

Great idea wendy, I have to have background noise when I'm sewing in the kitchen.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Fantastic idea! And the fabric is beautiful, love the color. :D

margaret said...

how crafty are you, this is a very handy resting place for your tablet

Jane Galley said...

You've done well, it's a pretty stand for your tablet. You'll just have to make sure it's fully charged before you go to your sewing room

ukcitycrafter said...

Great job, these are so useful aren't they? I made little ones for phones for my children at Christmas and without fail each one held it up with a puzzled expression on their faces but I'm pleased to say that they all use them.

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Jacqui S. said...

Good idea.

Jo Ferguson said...

That is a really cool idea. I love it!

CeLynn said...

Very nice,I have seen something similar to this before. Need to make one for my little tablet one of these days.

sewfrench.com said...

My neck hurts... Brilliant idea!

Pattilou said...

Oh, I gotta do this one! Great post.