Upcycled Sweater Tablet Cover - Easy DIY Sewing Video

This is a review post for the Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet and Moleskin Products for Staples, that includes an easy Upcycled Sweater Tablet Cover DIY Video at the end, which I know you will love! All you need is 1 sweater, scissors, a button, yarn, and some needle and thread – everything you more than likely already have on hand. And just 10 minutes. The perfect cover to help keep your tablet protected from every day nicks and dings.   The products were provided to me by Staples, but the opinions I share are 100% honest and my own.

Have you seen the new Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet yet?

Nexus 7 Tablet & Moleskin Review

For a while now my husband has owned the standard 10″ computer tablet, and the family has used it on occasion. But it was always his. This never bothered me, as I realized his version just didn’t suit my needs. It was too large to be carried anywhere in my purse, and it was never truly useful with the kids as it was too expensive for us to feel comfortable with the kids playing with it on their own. It was impractical for our family. Don’t even get me started about the time the screen cracked and when we tried to get it repaired…

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

That being said, the second we received our new Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet I couldn’t wait to try it out!

My daughter was accepted into an advanced school, and her daily homework load takes at least an hour to do.  She is already working on complicated math equations, advanced English & Science, as well as book reports, and she is only in second grade.  Needless to say, we are very proud of her – but there are times I need to search on-line just to answer her questions!

The Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet allows my daughter to work on her homework, while searching for the answers she needs.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

I love working side by side with her, as I jot down all of my ideas into my Moleskin Notebook. I am old school like that. I schedule everything months out electronically into my computer calendar – and then refer to that electronic calendar each morning so I can write my daily ‘must-do’ list on a notebook right next to my computer.

There is just something about seeing it on paper, right next to my keyboard – that helps me stay on task and focused on the work at hand. It also helps me keep creative with new ideas, to jot them down and refer back to them as the idea grows. And I even use it to sketch out design ideas in my head. My moleskin notebooks are one of my all time favorite possessions, and quite possibly the only pieces of paper I don’t allow my kids to draw all over (and they still do when I am not looking! Lol).


What Staples did not know when they sent me the yellow Moleskin Notebook and Moleskin Gel Retractable Pen, was that I am kind of addicted to Moleskins.  I collect them wherever I go, and keep them in my secret paper stash.


The best part was that the package arrived on my birthday, such a fun present to receive!

The tablet was easy to set up, and ready to go as soon as it was charged. No lengthy software downloads, or information gathering. I simply had to sync it with my Google account by typing in my password – and everything was already there. All of my e-mails, calendar appointments, contacts, drive, apps, and more.  And in case that wasn’t enough, at the touch of a button I can download my favorite books, movies, magazines, games, and more.

Perfect for that ‘me time’ when sitting through my daughter’s soccer game, gymnastics practice, girl scouts troop meeting, and more.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

And you know me. I never saw a tablet that didn’t need a cover…

I wanted something simple and quick to make, that would protect the tablet from surface scratches when in my purse. The easy DIY Sweater Sleeve Tablet Cover takes less than 10 minutes to make, and  you do not need a sewing machine to do it! Just an upcycled sweater, some yarn, a button, and basic needle and thread. All things you probably already have in your home! A budget-friendly craft that will help keep your tablet protected from nicks and dings.

Easy DIY Tablet Cover


How to Make an Easy DIY Tablet Cover

Upcycled Sweater Tablet Cover from Jess Abbott on Vimeo.

Now THAT was easy.

Thanks so much to Staples for allowing me to review the awesome tablet and Moleskin notebooks and pen!

And thank you for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!