Re-purposed Denim Tablet Holder

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Innovate, Recycle, Re-use with Energizer It sure seems like these days, technology makes the world go ’round! All day long, I work on my laptop and take photos with my DSLR. Hubby does a huge quantity of his work on the computer, and Little Crafter and his buddies not only use tablets for playing interactive games, they also use them in school for writing and other educational apps. My cell phone alone has replaced our house phone, alarm clock, timer, calendar, pen and paper, and so much more. It feels like more things in our home require batteries than ever before, so I’ve been looking for an option that’s affordable and long lasting. Recently, I heard about something new, Energizer® EcoAdvanced™, a battery that holds up to 12 years in storage and is made with recycled materials. Energizer EcoAdvanced Not only is Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries, it’s also Energizer’s longest-lasting, highest performing battery! That means consumers use fewer batteries, create less waste, and have less impact on the planet. And it doesn’t stop there. By 2025, the goal is to increase the amount of recycled battery material ten-fold to forty percent! This new product is available in AAA and AA. You can find them at your local Walmart like I did in the Battery Center or the checkout lane.

batteriesatwalmart This idea of taking something old and making it new is definitely something close to my heart; after all, it’s what artsy mamas do! I love being able to re-purpose things and give them new life, whether it’s furniture, clothing, or anything else I find in my crafting stash. It’s a great way to make wise choices for the planet while saving money too. Just the other day, Little Crafter’s tablet case broke and I needed a quick fix for him. I tried to think about what I might have on hand that I could use to make a storage pouch for him and decided on an old pair of jeans. He had outgrown them and he’d also gotten paint on them in several spots that I was never able to remove. I thought re-using the denim was a much better solution than wasting good fabric and spending money on something new. Here’s how I did it and you can too! Denim Tablet Pouch You need: A pair of old jeans {5T happens to be a perfect size!} Scissors Sewing machine and thread If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand sew instead. denim Step 1: Place the tablet close to the cuff of one pant leg. Cut the denim about an inch from the other end. denim2 Step 2: Turn the piece of denim inside out and stitch a straight seam across the end you cut. The exact placement of the seam depends on the measurements of the particular tablet. Then, you can trim off any excess. I also like to trim angles in the corners so that they lay nicely when the pouch is right side out.

denim3 Step 3: Turn your pouch right side out! That’s really all there is to it!

denim5 Now, you’re ready to place the tablet inside.

denimpouchinsides I was pleasantly surprised by just how easy this was to do! When I first had the idea of making a pouch from old jeans, I knew I’d be able to figure out a pattern, but I never expected it to be quite so simple. Little Crafter loves it, and what’s more, if he chooses, he can decorate it any way he likes using fabric paint, iron-on patches, stencils, and permanent markers to really make it his own.

Re-purposed Denim Tablet Pouch I am all about things that save me money and allow me to make something old into something new, what about you? Learn more about Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries and share an idea you have to recycle, reuse, or re-purpose something in your home!

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  1. I love denim everything. I’d love to make these for the kids and put a long handle on them so they can use them almost like a purse to carry their iPads. I’m so tired of them dropping them. #client

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