How make a laptop &/or cookbook stand


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How make a laptop &/or cookbook stand

  1. 1. How to: <ul><li>Cookbook &/or Laptop Stand </li></ul><ul><li>kootoyoo…click & stitch </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Embroidery floss, pillowcase, two lap size blackboards or timber off cuts, mailing cylinder, small hinges, craft glue araldite, floss & needle, press stud & sewing machine. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2: <ul><li>Line the end of your mailing cylinder up along the bottom of the board & mark your cut line. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3: <ul><li>Cut your cylinder to size. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4: <ul><li>Visually divide your cylinder into thirds & cut away the top third of the cylinder. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 5: <ul><li>This bit takes some time. Be patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: I have an old set of kitchen knives that live in the craft room for exactly this sort of craft. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 6: <ul><li>Once you’ve cut your cylinder give it a light sand to remove the rough edges. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 7: <ul><li>Whip out the drill & drill some ventilation holes into one of the boards. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 8: <ul><li>Apply craft glue along the edge of one side of the cylinder. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 9: <ul><li>Position the cylinder so that the base of the curve is level with the base of the board. </li></ul><ul><li>Once in position peg & weight the cylinder while the glue dries. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 10: <ul><li>Once the cylinder is dry it’s time to adhere the hinges. </li></ul><ul><li>Position your hinges on the inside of the boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you don’t stick your hinge to the same side of the board as your cylinder. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 11: <ul><li>Adhere your hinges to the board. </li></ul><ul><li>I chose to use glue as the screws that came with the hinges were too long for the job. If you have some really teeny screws you could just use those. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 12: <ul><li>Now it’s time to move on to the embroidery. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your board as a guide & cut your pillowcase so that it is 1cm wider than the board on each SIDE. Don’t worry about the top & bottom…we just want one long strip of fabric that is 2cms wider than the board. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 13: <ul><li>Now fold the pillowcase in half lengthways & press along the centre line. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 14: <ul><li>Using the mid line as a guide trace the text just below the press line as provided here…….. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>OR use your own words or even a vintage embroidery pattern. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Step 15: <ul><li>Begin stitching. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve used stem stitch because I love it. Use your favourite (or speediest) stitch. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Step 16: <ul><li>Look it’s all finished. </li></ul><ul><li>Admire your stitchery, trace the letters with your fingers, give yourself a pat on the back. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Step 17: <ul><li>Now refold the pillow case so that the wrong side of the embroidery is facing you. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Step 18: <ul><li>Using a .5cm seam allowance or the edge of your presser foot machine the both sides of the pillowcase. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Step 19: <ul><li>Turn the pillowcase in the right way & press. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Step 20: <ul><li>Now we need to make a little strap so that our “A frame” stands nicely. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut a piece of scrap fabric (I used backed curtain fabric for strength), about 25cm long. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Step 21: <ul><li>Fold the fabric in half lengthways with right sides facing. </li></ul><ul><li>Machine along the long side. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Step 22: <ul><li>& one short side. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Step 23: <ul><li>Turn the strap in the right way & press gently. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Step 24: <ul><li>Now attach the male side of the press stud to the closed end of your strap as per the directions on the packet. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Step 25: <ul><li>Now pin & sew into position in the centre of the embroidered casing. </li></ul><ul><li>The strap should be place on the inside seam of the embroidered side of the casing. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Step 26: <ul><li>Using the already positioned press stud as a guide for the position of the female part of the stud. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Step 27: <ul><li>Now attach the female press stud to the outside seam of the blank side of the casing. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you only attach the stud to the casing NOT the strap too. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Step 28: <ul><li>Insert the “A frame” into the casing beginning with the cylinder end. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Step 29: <ul><li>Gently ease the fabric over the hinges & down to cover the back of the “A frame”. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Step 30: <ul><li>Once your frame is covered mark the position of the strap on the under side of the cylinder. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Step 31: <ul><li>Make three long stitches between the lines you marked. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Step 32: <ul><li>Now blanket stitch to strengthen the three long stitches. </li></ul><ul><li>We are just basically covering the stitches with blanket stitch. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Step 33: <ul><li>“ Hide” your floss end as pictured. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Step 34: <ul><li>Now feed your strap through the blanket stitched loop & fasten. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Finished <ul><li>Use your stand for books or notebooks. </li></ul>© copyright 2010