Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kindle Cover

So my husband surprised me with a Kindle for my birthday and I immediately thought of the cover I wanted to make for it. I just wanted to protect it and store it so it would have less of a chance of getting ruined (in a house with 6 kids the likelihood is very high!) So I finally pulled out some fabric that I snagged from my mom's house last time I was there, and got busy.

I used some heavyweight upholstery fabric, a layer of lining, a layer of batting, and a layer of stiff plastic craft stuff (don't know the name).

When I was done I think I decided I could do without the layer of batting since the fabric itself was so heavy. It was hard to get it all in my sewing machine because it was so thick.

Quick tutorial: Measure your fabric, batting and lining to be 1 inch larger on the 2 sides and bottom of kindle and about 4 inches bigger than the top of the kindle. Cut it all out. Layer it with the batting in the middle and fold the side and bottom edges together and sew the side and bottom edges together. Turn it inside out. Position a stiff velcro piece about 1/2 inch from the top of one edge and the soft velcro side 1/2 inch from the top of the opposite edge and sew them into place. Measure the stiff plastic craft stuff to fit the front and back, being only as tall as your kindle is, and cut two pieces to slide into the layers that are already sewn together. Slide them in before continuing. Turn over the top edge so the velcro is now on the inside

and lined up with each other, and top stitch through all layers sewing the turned over edge down about 1/4 inch from the top and again about 2 inches from the top. Wah la!

I think it would look cute with a little label on the front that says something like, "Mom's Kindle- stay away!" It would get the message across and jazz it up a bit!


  1. Great idea for a Kindle Cover. My grandmother woud love this. Thanks so much for sharing at Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I am one of your newest followers!!

  2. That is cute! I still need to get a kindle cover... the one I had was too big. I should just get the pattern and make it myself, but my friend has an embroidery machine to make it even cuter!

  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Delight Me (Doodles & Doilies)! I look forward to seeing more creative ideas!

  4. I already have a hard case and a splash guard for my Kindle (each <$10), and I really want to make another one!

    From your picture, it *looks* like the plastic craft stuff is just plastic canvas? (I know, seems like it should have a cooler name, doesn't it?)

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to make one of these for my father-in-law, he would really appreciate it!

    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

  6. You are being featured over at Doodles & Doilies Delight Me Party today!