E-Reader Cover Tutorial


I finally did it. After reading using the Kindle app on my iPhone for over a year, and my Droid before that, I broke down and bought a Kindle. Amazon was offering a great deal on refurbished Kindle Fires. So, not only did I buy a Kindle, I bought THE Kindle. Of course it needed a case!

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Here is my case containing the Kindle Fire.

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I started by measuring my Kindle and it was just under 5 inches wide and 7.5 inches long.

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I added an inch to the sides (but in the future I would add 2 inches) to make both the lining and outer fabric 6 inches wide (make it 7 for a less tight fit) and 20 inches long (7.5 +7.5 for the length + 5 for the flap). I also used home decor fabric for the outside and 100% cotton flannel for the lining to prevent scratching.

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I used a quarter inch seam allowance and sewed the lining and outer fabric right sides together leaving one of the short ends open.

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I clipped the two corners that had been sewn and turned the fabric right side out.

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Press the lining and outer fabric, turning the fabric in, and edge stitch.

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Next, with my lining fabric facing out I placed my Kindle inside and decided how high I wanted my pouch to reach. I know I will probably throw my Kindle in my purse a lot, so I don’t want it to get scratched. I chose to have my edge go all the way to the top of my Kindle. I placed my edge stitched end at the top of my Kindle.

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I edge stitched up both sides to the top of the pouch and reversed a couple of stitches at both ends. Turn it right sides out and try the fit!

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Here is my Kindle inside the pouch. You could also use a button or Velcro closure if you would prefer. I just left mind loose.

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Here is the back. It is a quick and cheap Kindle cover made out of a few scraps.

Thanks for reading, and see more of my work at my blog.

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