My mother bought a Kindle for my 13 year old son for Christmas. She mentioned that I should get a cover for it, as teenagers are not known for being exceedingly careful with things with a delicate screen. It turns out, a decent Kindle cover is not cheap!
While killing some time browsing around the internet, I came upon a tutorial for the absolute coolest Kindle cover ever at a super-fun blog called Chica And Jo!
You can find the tutorial HERE.
It not only protects the device, it can be folded up in such a way that it works as a stand for the Kindle.. So you can read it hands-free. And most exciting of all, the directions looked pretty simple. I am about as far from a seamstress as they come! In school, I always got a "needs improvement" on my report card for "listens and follows directions," and as an adult with a sewing pattern, I haven't gotten much better.
My first attempt was not so good. I made it way too skinny to fit the Kindle inside. I had to start over from scratch, being sure to cut to the correct measurements and being extra sure to use the correct seam allowance. The pattern does not allow for much leeway in the seam allowance department-- just a touch too big on the seam allowance and that Kindle is not going in there!
My second attempt turned out very nice, and became my son's Kindle cover. He was thrilled, and I was very pleased with myself. So then I made one for my horse-loving mother, in horse print fabric. It's fun, it's easy (after you do it once), and very functional. I swear if I knew anyone else close to me that had a Kindle I'd be making more!
Without further ado, here are pictures of my finished covers:
If you make one, I'd love to see it.