As is fairly usual, my time this past week was mostly spent working on iPad covers and iPad cover/stands. I have a great time making them, so I certainly don’t mind that they’re my best-selling items. However, this week brought two new developments to my cover-making process: my first left-handed cover/stand and brand new fabric labels.
My older brother and one of my sisters-in-law are both left-handed, and from their experience, I know how difficult it can sometimes be to find accessories that work well for left-handed people. As a result, I do my best to accommodate the needs of “lefties” when developing my product designs.
My iPad Cover/Stand usually has a slot for a 5×7 notepad to the right of the iPad, where it’s perfectly positioned for note-taking by right-handed people but isn’t so convenient for anyone left-handed. The product description for the Cover/Stand mentions that I’m willing to flip the positioning for anyone left-handed, but until this week, no one had taken me up on the offer. When I received an order for a left-handed iPad Cover/Stand, I was excited to make my first one, and I think it turned out pretty well. Hopefully my customer thinks so, too.
This week, I also began including fabric “JennJill Designs” labels in my quilted items. I’d been meaning to purchase fabric labels for quite a while but only got around to it recently, and I couldn’t be happier with the labels I purchased from mommiemadeit, a fellow Etsy seller. On my covers, I position the label so that it’s hidden by the iPad or Kindle when the cover is actively being used, which prevents the finished product from feeling too commercial – it is a fully custom, handcrafted item, after all. However, simply including the label means that those who purchase my products will always know how to find me – definitely a good thing.
This fabric combination was chosen by one of my customers, and while I wouldn’t have picked it myself, I actually really like how it turned out. The solid red nicely highlights the small red flowers in the patterned fabric. My customers daily surprise me!