As promised, this tutorial is covering Daddy B’s anniversary gift! It’s our second anniversary so apparently the material is “cotton.” Last year, Daddy B looked all of this “material” stuff up and had to explain his gift to me… it was pretty neat and I was slightly embarrassed that I didn’t know about it before.
This year though is COTTON. This is MY realm now… (insert evil laughter!)… here’s a link on gifts for the 1st through the 100th Wedding Anniversaries.
So using the calculations on the tutorial, I calculated that for his Viewsonic VS14006 tablet I’d need chipboard in the following sizes:
- 11.5 x 7″
- 11.5 x 1.25″ (2)
- 11.5 x 7.25″
- 11.5 x 3.5″
When I got home from work on Friday my chipboard was waiting for me! Phew! I puttered around on my computer, figuring I’d work on it after work on Saturday when- as you know if you follow my blog- our power went out at about 11pm. It didn’t return until MONDAY at 4:30pm! Fortunately, I was able to cut out my chipboard and material on Sunday so it was ready to sew.
For his Viewsonic VS14006 tablet I needed fabric in the following sizes:
- 12 x 7.5″
- 12 x 24″
- 12 x 17″
Please check out the linked blog for the full instructions, but here are some photos of the process.
|Chipboard cut out…|
|Pinned elastic. I folded FOE in half and
sewed it together to use for this. I like how it looks.
|Oops. this might be why my machine is jamming. From the couch cover, sigh.
I cleaned it out with my little machine brush and it worked much better after!
|Sewed the small and medium piece together.|
|Decided to topstitch. Probably not necessary.|
|Fabric pinned right sides together, with the big pieces of elastic in between.
My elastic ended up being bigger than 7″… I just made sure it was big
enough to fit from top to bottom.
|Turned right sides out.|
|Added chipboard to each section and sewed each section up individually.|
|Very end, folded in. I used my machine to stitch it closed. I had my heavier thread and
heavy duty needle in… I went VERY slowly because I didn’t want to break a needle or my machine.
|I also tucked a piece of ribbon under the scrapbook paper on the back.
Daddy B sometimes hangs up cards on his desk so I figured that’d be helpful for that.