Fabric Kindle Cover Tutorial {Guest Post – Made With Love}

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Since I’ve been blogging I’ve found that bloggers are so very generous when it comes to sharing free tutorials, and I feel as though it’s time for me to give back to the blogging community! So here it goes, my very first tutorial…a Fabric Kindle Cover Tutorial!

Materials

  • Outside Fabric: (1) 9” x 17.5″
  • Cotton Flannel (Lining): (1) 9” x 17.5”
  • Quilt Batting: (1) 9” x 17.5”
  • Binding Fabric: 2.25” x 45”
  • Thread
  • Water Soluble Pen
  • Velcro (optional): 2 ½”

Kindle measurements: 8” x 5.3” (per www.amazon.com)

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1. Cut out three rectangles, using a cotton print fabric for the outside fabric (9” x 17.5”), quilt batting for the middle layer (9” x 17.5”), and a solid cotton flannel fabric for the lining (9” x 17.5”), as the flannel will not scratch your Kindle.

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2. Place the outside fabric with the wrong side facing up, quilt batting, and cotton flannel (lining) with right side facing up.

3. With a water soluble pen, draw a horizontal line 6” from the bottom of the outside fabric and stitch on top of the inked line, creating the Kindle pocket. Note- if the outside fabric is too dark to see the water soluble marking (as shown above), draw the horizontal line on the cotton flannel (lining).

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4. Fold and press the binding in half lengthwise. With raw edges matching, sew the binding along the top edge of the pocket with a ¼” seam allowance. Fold over the remaining binding and stitch.

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5. Fold the bottom of the Kindle cover at the 6” line, with right side facing up, forming a pocket. Baste around the three exposed sides with a 1/8” seam allowance.

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6. Beginning at the bottom left hand corner, fold up the binding ½”, creating a ‘finished’ edge and attach the binding with a ¼” seam allowance to the right side of the outside fabric. When approaching the corners, make sure to stop ¼” from the corner, lift your needle and presser foot and fold the binding up onto itself. Fold the binding down again, aligning the raw edges and resume stitching.

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7. Fold over the remaining binding, enclosing the raw edges, and complete with a straight stitch, making sure to neatly miter the corners.

8. As an option, Velcro can be added to insure that the Kindle is secure.Stitch the male side of the Velcro ¾” from the top of the pocket, centered. Repeat with the female side of the Velcro 2 5/8” from the top of the flap.

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9. Enjoy!

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This tutorial was created by Candice at Made With LoveThanks so much…you did a beautiful job! I’m sure someone out there received a Kindle this Christmas and needs one of these right now!

***If you would like to submit a tutorial to be featured here, please email me a link or idea.  No projects is too small! :)

~Kim

Comments

  1. winnie burton says

    My husband was given a Kindle for christmas and I feel he needs a cover before he takes it traveling. Thanks for the info I will give it my best try to make a masucline cover for my hubby and his Kindle.

  2. Lori says

    Thanks for the tutorial. I used leftover quilt fabric to make this–my second kindle cover. The first one didn’t turn out well, so I thought I needed a little guidance! Thanks so much for your help!

  3. Dee Dee says

    I love the kinle cover. I’m having one problem and if anyone is on I’d love some help please. i can’t figure out how to start and stop the binding at the bottom so that the ends are enclosed. I sure do hope that someone reads this soon. Dee Dee

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