Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rebecca Ruth Designs Pattern Review & Giveaway!!!

Today I'm delighted to have Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs here to share a pattern review and giveaway!
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Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday! Today I have a great pattern review and giveaway for you! The pattern is E-Book Reader Tablet Case by Rebecca Ruth Designs.
Image Courtesy of Rebecca Ruth Designs
 I first bought this pattern for myself at my local quilt shop (where Rebecca works part time and teaches!) when Kristy and I were first planning the Remember September project. I already knew how to do pillowcases but I really wanted to make an e-reader cover. I fell in love with the fabric on the cover and it looks like something I could easily do. Here is the one I made, it is the medium size and fits my Blackberry PlayBook perfectly.
What I love about Rebecca's patterns is that she offers so many options and the directions are clearly written. For this pattern along she offers 3 different sizes, 4 different closure styles, 2 different types of padding (peltex and batting), as well as directions for string piecing if you want to make the case out of scraps.
As you can see in the picture above, or at least I hope you can see, I went with the batting and quilting option. I wanted something extra padded and the batting and extra layer of muslin really provided that, my Blackberry isn't going ANYWHERE!
I also decided to go with the velcro closure option. The other options included buttons or a strap to slide the top under. I stayed away from buttons because I was concerned about them possibly coming off down range and if you lose the closure then it wouldn't function very well. However, in lovely everyday use, I think the button option would be gorgeous!
Observations:
  • The pattern is well written, any sewing experience level could easily sew this project
  • There are extra materials required: either peltex or batting (scraps can be used) as well as closures (buttons, cord, or velcro)
  • This is a hard copy pattern and all pattern pieces are included on one large sheet of paper. I did not want to cut my pattern apart so I grabbed my trusty freezer paper and traced the pattern pieces on there. That way I can continue to use my pattern for years to come and keep it stored in it's original bag.
  • As an added bonus, Rebecca also includes directions for altering her pattern for size, so if the 3 sizes don't fit your e-reader, you can make it fit!
In Summary: I would definitely recommend this pattern for all skill levels. I was able to use scrap fabric from my stash and scrap batting as well. The only special techniques involved is the closures and Rebecca has included very detailed instructions making them easy to accomplish.

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Now, thanks to the generosity of Rebecca Ruth Designs, you have a chance to win your own copy of this e-reader case pattern!
Simply follow the Rafflecopter prompts below to enter.


Giveaway open to all. Winner will be randomly selected, emailed and posted here 9/13/12. Winner has 48 hours to respond or alternate winner is selected.  *Please note - This is a paper pattern and will require shipping.

Good Luck to all! 

20 comments:

Levi's Mommy said...

I love the smock monsters! They are fun, and my 5yr old would love them, and functional too!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Lots of fun patterns - I like Dogs Dogs Dogs and the smocks for kids!!

Cal said...

TOMMY & TILLIE TODDLER APRON! I could really use this one!

Margaret said...

I think the Sock Monster bibs are really cute.

Joyce said...

I love the smock monster apron.

mtnquiltr said...

Looks like a great pattern, I have a reader that could use this stylish protection!

HalfDozen said...

Vivian Apron and One Hen Two Hens

Jill D said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I really like the e-reader covers and the smock monsters. So cute!

Elisabetta said...

thank you so much for this giveaway!
I really like Ships Ahoy! and Apple Leaf runner too

Tania said...

Loving the SMOCK MONSTERS! They are so cute, would make a great gift for one of my friends classroom.

Heidi said...

I love Smock Monsters. So cute.

JustPam said...

I like the frolicking fish table runner/topper

Bridget said...

The apple leaf runner!

Jenni Blye said...

I would love to help donate to the September project, but I need a pattern on a thrifty budget!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I like the Night Trains pattern :)

cherylj said...

I love the smock monster, so cute.

Garilyn S said...

I like the Millie Apron and the Big Trucks quilt patterns.

barb said...

Ereader covers are great babscorbitt@gmail.com

Mom C said...

I've been looking for a good e reader pattern. Thanks. Yours look great.

Francis Paul said...

I received the pattern today. Thanks or 'Dank je wel' as we say in Dutch :-)

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