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Saturday, 8 January 2011
Kindle Cover--country style
Topic: Crafts

My sister Kathy, has been a Kindle owner since it came out. When I received a Kindle this year for Christmas, she was quick to offer her advice. First, she told me to load up on my favorite reading material--then to make sure I took my Kindle with me everywhere I went. I'd never waste time waiting anywhere again.

And, although the Kindle is very durable, it needs to be protected in while hanging out in your purse, backpack, briefcase, man-bag or whatever. Kathy didn't like the thicker covers she'd noted for sale, so she came up with the idea of simply folding over a piece of felt and sewing up the sides, leaving the top open--kind of a sleeve to glide the Kindle in-and-out. 

Here's my version, based upon what I had to adapt at the Farm. First, I had to buy a package of craft felt (sadly no solo pieces in the sewing department) but it was made in the USA so that made me happy. Because it was glued on one side, I cut a second piece, slightly narrower than the first piece and put glued sides together, matching the edges at the top, but leaving a rim on the bottom and  open side. When these exposed glued edges were matched up, the  edges "self-sealed" the side and bottom of my pouch. This gave me a "lined" sleeve. I then took some leftover yarn on a large needle and simply sewed an extra border for strength and contrast. Mainly, this was because I was too lazy to get out my sewing machine which is not as strategically located as Kathy's. 

This Kindle cover is very light and durable. It works and took about 2 minutes to make, but--when I get the sewing machine set up one day, perhaps I'll put a little more creativity into it. 

 


Posted by Karen at 08:35 CST
Updated: Thursday, 10 March 2011 09:15 CST
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