In a creative business, you're gonna have flop products from time to time. Those, for me, tend to come about when I listen to well-meaning folks at fairs and festivals who say something like, "You know what you should sell???" Here's a prime example.
Three years ago, I wasn't quite sure *what* to sew and sell. So I made a few of everything I could think of. Back then, e-reader cases were hot. Now I know that hot means the entire heard is already making it better and cheaper, and that I can't compete by the time I enter the market. I also couldn't keep up with the immense variety of readers, each with a different set of dimensions, changing every few months.
Last week I entered the 21st century and got an iPad. I have to say I did just fine without one, but now that I have my very own....I looooove it!
Guess what unsold product I had in a bin in the attic that just happens to fit perfectly???
You can tell the case older because I didn't use cream thread to attach the Dancing Threads RI label. What a rookie.
I've ordered a hard case from an Etsy seller that is made from bamboo. It will protect the tablet and act as a stand as well. Bonus that this soft, padded sleeve should still fit perfectly when it's in the hard case.
I've always loved this fabric, from Ikea several years ago. It has long been discontinued, but I didn't know that until after I only had small pieces left. A second happy accident that my one and only remaining e-reader case is made from one of my favorite fabrics. Life can be funny sometimes!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.