KINDLE COVER PATTERN





Kindle cover

Kindle cover

My kindle came with a leather protector when it arrived.  It’s black leather and perfectly acceptable but it’s not pretty patchwork so obviously I had to make my own kindle cover.  My kindle is roughly 5.1/2″ by 8″ so the panel to make the bag is 6″ wide by 18″ long.  I wanted to use 2″ finished size squares because I have so many of them in my fabric stash.

 

 

Preparing the fabric for the kindle cover

Arrange the squares in nine rows of three

Arrange the squares in nine rows of three

Layer the fabrics for the kindle cover

Layer the fabrics for the kindle cover

I chose twenty seven squares and half square triangle units from my stash and arranged them in some sort of pattern in nine rows of three.  Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together.

Cut lining fabric and batting rectangles 6.1/2″ by 18.1/2″ and lay down the batting then the lining fabric with right side up and the patchwork panel with right side down.

Use a plate to mark a curve

Use a plate to mark a curve

Cut the curve on two corners

Cut the curve on two corners

 

Using a plate mark a curve in two of the corners and snip the corners to make a curved edge.  Do this on only one of the short edges.

 

 

Sew the kindle cover layers

Leave a gap in the stitching

Leave a gap in the stitching

Turn the kindle cover right side out

Turn the kindle cover right side out

 

Using a 1/4″ seam, sew the three layers together around three and a half sides, leaving a gap in the short edge that is still straight.  Pull the kindle cover through the gap to turn it right side out.

 

 

Stitch the gap closed

Stitch the gap closed

Fold the panel up to the right size for the kindle

Fold the panel up to the right size for the kindle

 

Turn under a small hem to close the gap and topstitch all round the panel to hold the layers in place.  Using your kindle as a guide if necessary, fold up one end of the patchwork panel so that the pouch formed is the  right size to cover the kindle.

 

Hand stitch the sides of the kindle cover

Hand stitch the sides of the kindle cover

 

Sew the two side seams.  I used a simple cross stitch type of stitch using perle thread – diagonals up the seam and then diagonals in the other direction on the way down.  Blanket stitch would be another good option.

 

 

Finishing the kindle cover

Add a fastener to the kindle cover

Add a fastener to the kindle cover

 

It just remains now to attach a fastener to keep your kindle safe.  I used a large button sewn on the flap and a ribbon loop sewn on the front of the bag to loop round the button.  A pretty kindle cover made in a very short time.

 

 

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