Staying Organized with T-Mobile Free Data

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Summer is officially over for us, and the kids are back in school.  Things are a little different this year since I’ve got two in school, and one of them is playing soccer.  That means I’ve got to keep track of lots of different schedules, and we will be on the go a lot.  To help me stay organized, I’m using my new Trio AXS 7.85 T-Mobile 4G tablet.  And make sure to keep reading because I also made a pretty little felt sleeve to hold my new tablet!

Stay organized with this awesome tablet that comes with T-Mobile FREE data!  #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

You can find the tablets in the Walmart electronics section for a great price!

Stay organized with this awesome tablet that comes with T-Mobile FREE data!  #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

The best part about this tablet is that it comes with FREE data!  You don’t have to sign up for anything.  You just turn on the phone, and BAM!  …you’ve got a free 200mb of data to use every month for the life of the device!  How cool is that?!  So when I’m sitting at soccer practice, or waiting at school pickup, I can make use of that time by checking emails, organizing my calendar, or looking at recipes!  And if you need more data than that, you can sign up for additional plans.

Stay organized with this awesome tablet that comes with T-Mobile FREE data!  #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Another thing I love about this tablet is that it comes ready to hook up to my Google account.  Just type in a single password, and I’ve got access to my gmail, calendar, and Google docs.  I stay organized by using Google calendar, so this is perfect for me.  If I need to schedule something, I can check my calendar on the spot, and fill in the dates.  It’s all online, thanks to the free data, so the same calendar shows up on all of my internet-connected devices.  It’s great!  Here’s a little glimpse into all of the chaos for ya.

Stay organized with this awesome tablet that comes with T-Mobile FREE data!  #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

To protect my tablet when it’s riding around in my purse, I made a little sleeve out of felt for it.  It’s also got a little pocket on the front to hold a notebook or other things.  I love it!

Stay organized with this awesome tablet that comes with T-Mobile FREE data!  Plus make your own felt sleeve for it! #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

You’ll need to cut out four pieces of wool or wool blend felt using the measurements listed below.  These are specific for my tablet that measures about 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  I’ve given you the calculations for the first cut, so you can create your own if you need a different size.  The others are all dependent on the first cut.

A = 11 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches
tablet width x 2 + 1/2 by tablet length + 1/2
For my tablet, that was 5 1/2 x 2 + 1/2 = 11 1/2 by 8 1/4 + 1/2 = 8 3/4

B = 9 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches

C = 4 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches

D = 6 by 8 3/4 inches

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Use pinking shears to cut a zig-zag design on the long side of C.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Line up the short side of B with the zig-zag side of C with the zig-zags peeking out a little.  Pin and sew.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Lay D on top of A and line them up on the right side like below.  Put the B+C that you just sewed together on top of the stack.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Make sure that the left side of D and C line up underneath the top layer.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Pin only in the places shown below.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Flip the top layer (B) over and sew down the left side of D and C.  (You’ll also be sewing through the bottom layer, A)

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Flip the top back over and pin all around.  Fold a 9-inch piece of elastic cord in half and insert it about 1/2-inch in between the layers on the left.  (I got my elastic cord in the jewelry section of the craft store.)  Sew around the entire rectangle getting really close to the edge (about an 1/8-inch seam).  Go over the elastic cording a couple times to make sure it’s nice and secure.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Fold the sleeve in half and then sew down the two short sides.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

Sew on a button, and it’s done.

Felt tablet sleeve tutorial. #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

I’m definitely feeling more organized with my new tablet!

Stay organized with this awesome tablet that comes with T-Mobile FREE data!  Plus make your own felt sleeve for it! #TabletTrio #shop #cbias

 

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7 Responses to Staying Organized with T-Mobile Free Data

  1. Emily says:

    super cute tablet holder!! Love the free data! what a deal!

  2. Danielle says:

    Love, love, love this tablet cover! Cute, sleek, and the perfect size. Definitely making this as soon as I pull my sewing machine out of the packing box in the garage. #client

  3. Gina says:

    I’m making mine out of old washed wool sweaters!

  4. Kristy gd says:

    Ooh! I love the cover you made. And the colors you choose were perfect! I might want to make one myself for traveling. Thanks for the easy tutorial!

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