Zoom Loom Bright Tablet Case
By Denise Renee Grace
Two yarns are used for this project. A heavier weight worsted yarn (12 wraps per inch) is wound on the loom (making up 3 layers). A finer worsted weight yarn that changes colors is used for weaving it all together. The finished case measures 8-1/4" x 10-3/4".
What You'll Need
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Orange Creamsicle, 1 skein
Knit One Crochet Too Ty-dy Wool in color #3767 (or any light worsted color-changing yarn), 1 skein
two decorative buttons
cording for fastener
Weave 18 squares as follows: Use the heavier Lamb’s Pride yarn to wind the first three layers on the loom, then cut the yarn off and secure it to a corner pin with a slip knot. Weave the final layer using the lighter Ty-dy Wool yarn. Weave in all yarn ends.
Sew the squares in a 3 x 6 grid, arranging the colors randomly. Orient your fabric vertically, as shown here.
Fold up the bottom third so that it overlaps the top third by about half a square. Sew the sides of the case together.
Hand wash the assembled case in warm water and a bit of soap, agitating to felt. Rinse and lay flat to dry. Steam press if needed.
Make an 18” cord or cut a piece of purchased cording. When you cut any twisted cord, knot the cut end to keep the twist in the cord.
Thread a tapestry needle with the cording. Hold one button in place on the flap as shown. Sew the button onto the flap from the top, tying an overhand knot on top.
Sew the second button on the front of the case (be careful not to sew through both layers) just below the flap, as shown.
Tie the remaining length of cord underneath the button on the front. To close the case, loop the cord around the buttons in a figure eight.