Tablet Keeper Blog Tour with Nancy Zieman

I’m excited to be participating in this blog tour celebrating Nancy Zieman’s most recent Trace ‘N Create templates.  All month long you will see lots of creativity on the participating blogs, as each blogger shares their personal Tablet Keeper.

One of my sewing projects last week was my own Tablet Keeper!

Nancy’s new template set is perfect for your e-reader or iPad, but if you prefer paper there’s options for a  paper pad as well!  The best part is there’s no paper pattern pieces to keep track of, all the measurements, and markings for three sizes, are on one template.

Trace n create

I made the medium size to fit my iPad.  Once I cut my pieces and added interfacing the project went smooth and quick!

Cutting for a @nancyzieman tablet keeper

The instructions are on precise, and easy to follow.  Also the directions are on one piece of paper, which is great if you have trouble keeping pages in order, like I do.

I had fun making this, and would love to make more as gifts.  They are simple enough, and easily customized for everyone’s personality and style!

Nancy is hosting a generous giveaway from Clover.  Visit this post and leave a facebook comment at the bottom, for your chance to win!

Follow along with the tour by visiting these sites:

January 3            Nancy Zieman 

January 4            Amy Ellis  – you are here!

January 5            Sharon Pernes

January 6            Vicki Christensen 

January 9            Joan Hawley

January 10            Pat Sloan

January 11            Eileen Roche

January 12            Liz Hicks

January 13            Fran Ortmeyer

January 16            Ilene Miller

January 17            Julie Herman

January 19            Natalia Bonner

January 20            Frieda Anderson

January 23            Cindy Cloward

January 24            Beckie Hansen

January 25            Amy Webb

January 26            Allie Robertson

January 27            Mary Mulari

January 30            Laura Wasilowski 

January 31            Carol Porter

*Special thanks to Clover for providing the notions/template to make this Tablet Keeper.

**Fabrics are Echino by Etsuko Furuya, Fall 2011 line, and Kona Lime for the interior.

Thanks for stopping by!


By |2019-05-29T10:33:21-06:00January 4th, 2012|finished project, give away|51 Comments


  1. Grace January 4, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I recently purchased an iPad, and I have been looking for just the right case for it. I think that I might like to make one of these myself. This looks like a great template kit, and I
    really like the looks of the finished product.

  2. Tara January 4, 2012 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Neat idea. Love the belt on your cover.

  3. Donna Schweitzer January 4, 2012 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Great colors. I may start making these for next Christmas.

  4. Jacque January 4, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    LOL I’m such an old poot – I saw your title and thought of a cover (notebook, kinda) for a legal pad…that’s called a tablet, right? :) Love your project – the colors are wonderful!

  5. kim brennan January 4, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    BEAUTIFUL….Santa brought 2 Kindle touches this year….so my next project is one for me and one for Katey, my daughter!!! Nancy Z’s set would be PERFECT!!!! I am looking forward to seeing the other bloggers also….

  6. Karen January 4, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Very cute. How long did it take you to finish?

  7. Pam VanAustin January 4, 2012 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Love your description of the process. Makes me want to try one even more!! What did you use for the corners? Is that bias tape strips, twill tape, ribbon, elastic????

  8. vicki January 4, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    It looks great, Amy! I sized the pattern down to fit my kindle fire so it’s good to see a bigger one.

  9. Barbara Maloney January 4, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Love this notebook keeper.

  10. Beverly Belaska January 4, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    love the closure and binding

  11. VickiT January 4, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Your project always look awesome already Amy but this really looks awesome. I love that it doesn’t involve tons of pieces and instructions.

  12. Linda January 4, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Great tablet keeper! I like the belt and didn’t realize until your photo that it is a Velcro tab. The template looks like a terrific tool! Thanks!

  13. Queenie January 4, 2012 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Custom covers, wonderful. I will have to check them all out.
    Have a great day,
    Always, Queenie

  14. Jennie January 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    wow, what a great giveaway and such an adorable tablet keeper. :)Have fun using your tablet!!

  15. Darlene Jacolik January 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Great tablet cover. Thanks for the written instructions.

  16. Leah January 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    That template kit looks wonderful! Takes the math out of sewing one…

  17. Kathe January 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    What a neat idea – have not had any success with other patterns for tablets but think I could do this one. Thanks.

  18. Kathe January 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    What a neat idea! I’ve tried a couple of times to make one and it just never turned out right – I think I can work with this one. Thanks.

  19. Linda January 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    I think these are fantastic! And they look so easy! Great job!

  20. Leah January 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    thank you so much for the fabric info – it’s LOVELY!!

  21. Leah January 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    thank you so much for the fabric info – it’s such lovely fabric!

  22. Nancy in IN January 5, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I want to make one for grand’s Kindle Fire. One for me to hold paper notebook. I’m not up on the electric ones.
    Thanks for idea.

  23. Sue S January 5, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I loved your story, and the tablet keeper is lovely. I’m stopping on my way home from work to pick up that template set!

  24. Sue S January 5, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Your tablet keeper is great! I’m picking up this template set today!

  25. Sue S January 5, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I’m picking up these templates today. Good job!

  26. Gill January 5, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Great idea! I love the fabric you’ve used!

  27. Gill January 5, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Great idea! I love the fabric you’ve used!

  28. Gill January 5, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Great idea – I love the fabric you’ve used!

  29. rosa January 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Very cute.Love your fabrics.

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  31. Beth January 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I love your fabric choice & the scrappy binding! This is definitely going to be one fun blog tour.

  32. Margaret Kohnke January 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    The templates make this project so easy. I love the project.

  33. Judith January 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I really like the choice of fabrics used. I wonder if
    those new plastic laminated fabrics would work?

  34. Jackie January 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Wow…I just got an ipad today so this looks like something I NEED to make ;)

  35. Cheryl January 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea for a quick and pretty birthday gift for a couple of family members. Thanks!

  36. MarciaW January 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    You did a fabulous job with the tablet keeper.

  37. Lynn January 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I like the variety of embellishments that can be used with this pattern!

  38. Alaina January 6, 2012 at 1:12 am - Reply

    You did a fabulous job with your cover.

  39. Ev Roth January 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Our kids gave us each a Kindle for Christmas. Would love to make covers for them.

  40. Marilee Sherwood January 9, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    better and better

  41. Georgette Mitchell January 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I love the colors you chose for your ipad cover. Great job!

  42. Carla January 10, 2012 at 9:59 am - Reply

    The buckle looks nice, along with the print selection

  43. Carla January 10, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Enjoyed the buckle and print selection

  44. Kate January 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to make a cover for my iPad. Thanks!

  45. Shirley in Canada January 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    A great idea for gifts! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Judith Ann Crosby January 11, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I am a little late starting the tour. However, I am very excited about the wide range of creativity shared. Thank you for sharing yours.

  47. pamrohrkemper January 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I received a Kindle for Christmas and I have been looking for a great pattern for a cover for it. This tour is a great place to start. Thanks!

  48. Gail January 14, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I made a cover for my KIndle just a few days ago! But it was a bit of a job to get it right. This sounds like a great idea!

  49. Nicole Sender January 15, 2012 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I’d love to make a cover for my daughter-in-law’s nook.

  50. Heather January 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Love the idea of the cover. I was given a tablet for Christmas and it badly needs a cover to protect it. This one is great.

  51. Savannah June 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you!

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