I recently made these for my parents, because I love mine so much. My husband ordered mine from a company a long time ago. I made up a pattern and made one for the daughter. It ended up to be a bit large so when I made these two, some adjustments were made.
Anyway, I started with a ten and a half inch wide strip, cut ten and a half inches tall. I marked the five inch spot and cut the triangles, four of them. (I know there are different names for different triangles, but we are just regular people here. It’s a triangle..)
Next I put the pocket piece right side down on my mat, then the bottom of the triangle even with it. I cut the extra “pocket” part off then I pin. I sew about an eighth of an inch from the edges. This is to make the unit a one piecer.
Next, I cut a small strip to fold over a few times and stitch down. It will be the loop at the top of the the project.
Next I sew the triangles together, so it makes a little pyramid. The loop will be sewn in at this time.
Part of what makes this Lean-to work so well is the mini “pillow” that is attached to the front. The iPad rests nicely without sliding all around. To make this little pillow I cut a 5″ X 10″ piece of the same canvas fabric. I sewed the sides shut and turned it and pressed. Then I sewed about two inches from the sewn edge, leaving a small opening for stuffing.
Now it’s time to attach it to the bottom piece. It’s at this point where one has to decide how close or far it needs to be from the actual unit. Adjust accordingly and stitch it down.
I filled them in my husband’s workshop over the huge garbage can. Worked out much better than when I filled the daughters and the little beads went EVERYWHERE in the sewing room!
So even though it has one too many pockets, it turned out pretty cool. My mom and dad were happy with them. My mom actually said she was going to take the daughter’s when she first saw it. So hopefully they will get some good use out of them.
I tried not to be real particular about what design fell where on the pieces as I cut and worked. A new thing for me.
Worked out okay.