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« on: November 28, 2010 10:14:10 AM »

So I got a Kindle.. but I refuse to pay $30+ for a cover for it.  So I made one...

Here's some of the stuff I used if you want to make your own:


Old book. Mine was 10 from the library sale.
Sheets of craft foam.
Glue.
Elastic.
Fabric.
Razor knife.
Helpful doggie optional.

I don't have pictures of all the steps, but it wasn't all that complicated.



Cut the pages out of a book that's close to the same size as your eReader.
Cut foam sheets to fit just a bit smaller than the cover.  For the left side, I made it long enough to cover the spine area of the book.
Cover foam sheets with fabric of your choice.  I originally wasn't going to bother with any sewing, but it was much easier to sew the fabric to cover the foam than trying to mess with gluing it, so I did.
Glue the fabric covered foam sheet to the front cover.
For the inside back cover where your reader will sit, you can either sew the elastic to the corners before you glue it down, or just slip the ends under the foam as you are gluing it down.

I would suggest clamping the ends where the elastic is attached while the glue dries.  

Overall, it's pretty simple, cheap.. and I think, more protective that a simple fabric cover.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 10:29:37 AM »

That's super awesome. The book cover part of it especially, I love it. Smiley

I don't have a dog, do you think I could make one of these without one? Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010 10:36:07 AM »

Hee hee! Thanks! Cheesy

I don't know what it's like to make something without dog or cat hair involved.. but I'm sure it could be done.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010 02:18:10 PM »

This is a great idea. I just got a Kindle e-reader, and I am thinking about re-purposing an old address book, but wasn't sure where to begin! Thanks for posting how simple it is to do. Now maybe I can get my protective cover done! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010 03:29:05 AM »

Wow! Great idea, and to think I almost caved and asked Santa for a reader cover (hehehe). Well, my furkids will be very happy to know that I have a new project that will require their expertise!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011 09:46:44 AM »

I just got a kindle for my birthday and I've been looking for a way to make a case for it since it arrived.

I have a beautiful leather journal that I never write in, but I can't bear to throw it out, but now I think it will make the perfect case.

What type of foam did you use and what glue do you suggest?
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011 08:19:26 PM »

waterwoman, I used Foamies sheets like these:
http://craftsuppliesforless.com/images/2mm%20foam%20sheets%206x9.jpg
and E6000 glue.

I know certain kinds of glue can actually disolve certain types of plastic/rubber so you might want to test it before you commit materials you can't replace cheaply.  I also know that certain glues don't stick to leather, so you might have to look into that as well.

Hope it comes out well!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011 08:40:43 PM »

I'm bookmarking this for my future acquisition of a Kindle, what a great idea!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011 04:50:13 PM »

Thanks  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011 09:26:46 PM »

What kind of glue did you use?  I am modding an old moleskine for my kindle cover and I want to make sure that whatever I uses sticks together really well.  Have you thought about making another one with pockets?
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