A customer recently ordered a tablet cover & stand for her brand new HP Touchpad and requested that I use her fabric for the cover. This isn’t at all unusual – I often make covers and stands from fabric supplied by customers, particularly if the customer in question wants a particular pattern or color combination that I can’t easily match. However, this order was a bit unusual in that the customer wanted me to use only one fabric for her cover, instead of two.
Here is the finished product:
This was my first cover made from a single fabric, and while I certainly prefer the two-fabric design, I think it works with the particular fabric my customer chose. Since the fabric itself has a stark color contrast – black vs. white – the finished cover doesn’t seem dull or boring. However, I do miss the “book binding” effect that the two-fabric covers have. The binding is perhaps my favorite element of my cover designs, so I certainly wouldn’t want a single-fabric cover for myself.
What do you think? Do you prefer the single-fabric design, and if so, why? I’d love to know what you think.