kindle sleeve

Hello! How are you? It’s been a while. You’re looking well.

It has been a looooooooong time since I was last here. Mostly because stupid term started and now I spend my evenings lying on the sofa recovering from the day planning lessons. Stupid work.

But then I remember that I love my job. Not least because I’m about to go to Menorca for a week on residential. I know. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

And because I have 7 days of cover to plan, washing to do and a suitcase to pack, it is the obvious time to do some random, not at all essential sewing.

Procrastinating? Moi?

I have recently bought myself a kindle in an attempt to get myself to read more. It appears to be working so far, but as it has only been a couple of days I guess I can’t be sure.

I will be taking my new kindle on residential to read on the plane/by the pool, so I decided it needed a pretty cover to protect it on its travels.

I have some random scraps (I’m a sucker for the lucky dip packs from fabric rehab) and I had a piece that was perfect.

After seeing eleventy hundred and four different kindle covers on Pinterest I decided to make it up as I went along and see what happened as I attempt to make my own kindle sleeve. Here’s what happened…

Things you need:

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Two pieces of fabric 17 x 23.5cm

Two pieces of fleece 17 x 23.5cm

A button

Elastic (I used a hair bobble I pinched from the M’s)

First up, mark the middle point of one of the short end (the top of your fabric has a right way up). Sew the elastic (or hair bobble) to the raw edge on the right side.

Next put a piece of the fleece on top of your outer fabric, right sides together. Pin along the top (short side) and sew together.

Repeat with the other piece of fabric/fleece, only this time without the elastic.

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Place the two long pieces right sides together. Try to get the seams to line up.

Sew all the way around, but leave a gap (about 5cm) unstitched so you can turn it the right way out.

I sewed quite close to the edge. I used the see through bit on my presser foot as the guide but reckon it is probably about 0.5cm.

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Before you turn it the right way out, trim the corners.

Turn fabric the right way out. Sew the gap closed

Push the fleece lining into the outer fabric.

Sew the button on et voila.

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Your kindle has a comfy new home.

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