I became the owner of a kindle last week at our company's sales meeting. And, since I'm not teaching right now and don't feel overwhelmed, apparently that brings out the crafty side. I decided, I could make a cover instead of spending money on one. So, Sunday I pulled out my old fabrics and the sewing machine and found some foam. It's not as perfect as some I've seen online, but it works! Please forgive the dark pictures. I just need to accept the dining room is not a good place to take pictures.
First, I measured my kindle and added an inch all the way around, I wasn't going to make a closure so I wanted it to fit tightly so it wouldn't fall out. I cut 4 pieces of fabric and 2 foam pieces that were slightly smaller than the actual kindle.
I used some soft green flannel and brown corduroy.
Next, I pinned together a flannel and corduroy piece, right sides together and sewed three sides. I trimmed the corners a little bit and turned them right side out.
I inserted the foam pieces, then sewed the three sides, including the top. The bottom didn't need reinforcement.
The trickiest part of this little project is this piece. I then pinned together my two sides, right sides out. I was going to put the flannel on the inside, but thought it would be more fun to have one side flannel and one side corduroy. I sewed the sides and bottom together. This was tricky because with the foam on each side it was thick and I was really trying to hit just the edges. But I got it to work and my kindle fits nice and snug.
Not the prettiest seam jobs, but my kindle is safe, warm, and in a soft place that can be stuck in a backpack or purse. I've already downloaded two books and charged it for an upcoming flight. What else will I make during this break from two jobs?