Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Last week I decided to make myself a case for my Kindle, which my sister had given me as a Christmas gift (thanks Sis, I love it!). I'd been throwing it into my purse and figured a little extra protection would keep it out of harm's way. Plus, I didn't want to spend money on a fancy store-bought one. Luckily, I had some nice wool felt on hand to make the case, so it was practically free.
Here's how I made a felt Kindle case:
Then I pinned the two short sides with about an 1.5-inch seam allowance.
Then I threaded my machine up with a contrasting turquoise thread (I figured it would be fun to see the stitching) and set it to a zigzag stitch. I reinforced the ends by back stitching.
Then I folded the rectangle in half lengthwise and slipped the Kindle inside to see where to place my pins.
Once again I sewes seams using a zigzag stitch, reinforcing them with backstitching at both the top and the bottom
Finally, I removed the pins and used a pair of pinking shears to cut off the excess felt--for a practical and decorative finish to the sides. If I were to make this project over again, I think I would sew in some cardboard or some other hard material to protect the screen a little better than a single layer of felt would. For now, this is a great solution for a case that takes up hardly any more room than the Kindle itself.