My friend Alice developed a fear of her sewing machine, so we spent a lovely morning making her Kindle a cover and for me to show her how her sewing machine isn't so bad after all! So for you lovely readers, I have put together a tutorial for making a Kindle cover.
We also made a 'podcraft' - you can listen here
- Outer Fabric
- Inner Fabric
Cut out 3 rectangles from your outer fabric. You will need two rectangles measuring 17cm by 22cm and one smaller rectangle measuring 17cm x 8cm.
|Alice begins her cutting out|
Sew the two larger rectangles together so it makes one long rectangle. If you are using fabric with a directional pattern then ensure one is the right way up and one is the wrong way (as one of the rectangles will be the front and one will be the back).
Then sew the smaller rectangle to one end. The small rectangle will become the flap on the kindle cover so if you are using a piece of fabric that has a directional pattern then you will need to sew this so that when the flap folds over the pattern is the right direction. Like this:
Using the outer fabric piece you have just created as a template, cut out your inner lining and wadding. They will all be the same size.
Handy hint: Iron your fabrics!
|I get to test out my swanky new iron. Rock n Roll.|
Layout your wadding. Place your inner lining right side facing up on top of it. Then place your outer lining right side facing down on top of that to make a little fabric sandwich (basically you want the fabric you want to see when it’s completed to be facing inwards).
Stitch the layers together leaving about 2cm around the edge. Leave a big enough gap on the side so you can turn it inside out.
Cut the corners and turn inside out. Slip stitch the opening by hand.
Fold up the bottom of the case (right sides facing you) and stitch along either side of the case to create your pocket.
|Alice was pretty darn happy with her creation!|
Sew on your Velcro and finally sew on your button for decoration! Voila!