Monday, July 9, 2012

Stylish Kindle Cover

If you have a Kindle, you need something stylish to carry it in.  When I found out my step mom needed a cover, I knew I wanted to make her one for her birthday.  I went straight to my Sewing board on Pinterest to look for ideas.  I found a Kindle Clutch that was simple and cute.  That was good for me.  It didn't take long at all.  Cute and quick, those are the best projects in my book!  Want to make one too?  Here's how...

Materials:
* 2 outer pieces and 2 lining pieces cut 8.25 x 6.25
* 2 pieces of fusible fleece cut 8.25 x 6.25
* Ribbon cut 11" (or you could cut fabric 2.5 x 11)
* Zipper at least 9" long

1. Supplies
2.  Iron on your fusible fleece to the back of your outer pieces
3. Lay your zipper face up on top of the lining piece, the top edges together.  (if you are using a printed fabric, be sure your right side is face up)  Lay your outer piece face down on top of the zipper, tops lining up.  Top Stitch.
4.  Turn the pieces right sides out and your zipper will be in place.

1. Repeat steps 3 & 4 from above.  Line up the outer piece, zipper and inside lining at the top.  Top stitch. 
2.  Overlap the ends of your ribbon and stitch. Set aside.
3. Iron your pieces so they lay flat after being sewn.  Top stitch.
4.  Pin your ribbon to the outer piece, with the strap laying on your outer piece.  When we flip it after sewing, it will be on the outside.


1.  Unzip your zipper halfway.  Bring up your outer pieces so that their right sides are facing each other and the edges line up with each other.  Use one or two pins to hold it. Do the same thing with the lining pieces.  Now you are ready to sew.  Start at the bottom of the inner lining and start 2 inches from the middle.  (this may be clearer when you look at step 3)
2.  Sew around all sides, making sure to back stitch once or twice on the zipper so it is reinforced.
3.  When you get back to the bottom of the lining piece, stop 2 inches from the middle.  (2 inches is a rough estimate.  I eyeballed it)
4.  Fold it right side out, pulling it through the space we left at the bottom.  This is also why we unzipped the zipper half way.  Once it is right side out, pull the lining piece up and stitch the hole closed.  Lay it back inside and iron if necessary.  Now your have your own Kindle clutch.

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3 comments:

  1. Sew cute and sew easy! I like it!

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  2. Pretty clutch! I love the bright purple fabric!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love the purple.. and what a great stylish way to tote your Kindle around!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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