I opted for a book cover for my Kindle. I'm using the same fabric as the tote, so don't be surprised when you see it down the road. I followed this tutorial from Handmade Mommy.
I started with these two fabrics and put the right sides together:
I traced around the edge of the Kindle cover that I have.
I cut about a 1/2" border around my cut lines
I missed taking pictures of the middle pieces, so head over to Handmade Mommy for those. For instructions: I took the inner piece and cut it in half. I folded it so that 1/3 of the 'front' was folded over and pinned it. I then pinned them to the front piece.
I sewed along the lines that I had drawn on the fabric.
I'm a freak, so I ironed it out again.
I clipped the corners to make it easier to slide on and ironed the seams a little as well. After turning it inside out, it looked like this:
I slide it over the existing cover and this is what I got:
For a new project, I'm happy with the way that it turned out. I did learn a few things in the process:
- When they tell you to stay away from stripes, they're serious. I couldn't resist, I loved this fabric, but as you can tell it's not exactly straight. Oh well.
- The fabric is a little see-through on my black cover, so I should have tried some interfacing or a heavier fabric for the top piece.
* All photos from personal collection. Tutorial from Handmade Mommy.