I had an old suede journal of which I loved but never used, so I turned it into a case for my new Kindle.
While I was home I did my annual rustling through boxes of my old stuff to determine which things I want to gradually relieve my parents of. During this adventure I found a beautiful old journal that I forgot that I had. It only had a few entries in it, but I never consistently write things down on paper. But the etched suede cover was too pretty to just throw away, So I brought it home with me, figuring that at the very least I could make it into a cute clutch or something.
Then I got a Kindle for my birthday from my fiance and in-laws, and the perfect project was born. The beautiful journal cover would become a case to protect my new Kindle. So with the gift certificate to Joann's that I had also gotten for my birthday I bought my supplies: fabric, a sheet of foam, a sheet of hard plastic, some elastic, and my new handy dandy hot glue gun.
First I cut everything to size so that it would fit inside the cover as well as properly secure my Kindle. Then, I basically used my glue gun to upholster the plastic with a layer of foam and the fabric that I chose. That fabric is a pretty cream colored satin that I found in the remnant pile. I also cut out a layer to put behind the foam boards to provide a finishing touch. After upholstering the plastic I attached the elastic straps to hold the Kindle in place and keep the case closed. Then the boards were hot glued to the book cover and that is that.
I'm really happy with how this turned out. The colors work well together and all in all I think that it will both protect my new toy and look pretty in the process.
More info and a brief explanation of how I did it on my blog:http://megshandmadelife.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-old-is-new-again.html
Thank you to jinn for the inspiration: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365710.0;topicseen