Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY eReader Case

As some of you know, Steven and I are embarking on a fabulous Hawaiian vacation in a couple weeks!  And what do you do on a tropical vacation?  That's right, read!  I'm taking our Kindle in my carry-on bag so it needs some protection from all the crapola I will surely have in there.  I've been eyeing Kindle cases on Etsy (this one, in particular) for forever, but haven't gotten around to ordering one, when I had a EUREKA moment - now that I have some mad sewing skills (okay, novice ones), I can whip up my own!


Supplies:
One sheet of felt
Scrap fabric (leftover from my Empire Waist Skirt)
30 minutes of your time


First, measure your eReader device and cut two pieces of felt and two pieces of fabric to fit, with at least 1/2" extra on all sides.  We have a Kindle 3, so I cut all my pieces to 6" x 10" (I just cut my piece of felt right down the middle).  The 10" dimension was a little too long, but that's okay, it allowed me some wiggle room later.



Then assemble your pieces as so:

Felt
Fabric right-side-up
Fabric wrong-side-up
Felt


Once your pieces are assembled, pin around 3 edges...


...then sew 1/4" seam allowance using a straight stitch and coordinating thread.


Clip your corners to allow for easier turning...


...then turn right-side-out, making sure to push your corners as far out as possible.  Oh, and don't forget to iron it at this point!


Now we need to deal with the raw edge at the top.  Put your eReader in your case and fold the extra fabric in (this is where it comes in handy to have a little extra at the top) so your device is nice and snug, but not sticking out of the top.


Sew a top stitch all the way around to secure.


We don't want all that extra fabric in there, so just take your scissors and cut it off.


And there you have a nice, simple eReader case!


Feel free to get creative and add some ruffles or some ric rac trim - the possibilities are endless!


Linking to these parties.


7 comments:

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Super cute & it looks super easy! {although, this coming from the girl whose HUSBAND had to show her how to thread a bobbin :)}

CREATIVE MIND said...

Waoo, Awesome print & cute creation! thanks for sharing dear Jenna!

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

Hi Jenna. I’m awarding your blog with The Liebster Blog Award! Congratulations!

Taylor said...

Great tutorial! I love the fabric! :)
Cute project! I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party (new party every Thursday).
http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-8.html

Happy Sunday!

One Desperate Mom said...

Awesome little tutorial. I just made one for the NOOK I got yesterday. I didn't have any felt on hand, so I used fleece. I love it!

Sue Houston said...

Thank you.

Lillie Jensen said...

I simply read this, and might want to thank you for your time.I'll be building one for my kobo air HD, and am going to take a stab at building up a structure between the back cover and the felt to fit the back of the reader,since it's not flat.Thanks once more!
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