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Topic: Upcycled Franklin Planner to Kindle cover -- using snow dyed fabric!!!!  (Read 2338 times)
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« on: March 06, 2011 04:39:25 PM »

I claimed a bunch of snow dyed fabric from ptarmic wumpus in the STS and have been using it in bits and pieces -- today's creation:

 

I took the planner cover apart, cut it down, then used the scrappy string quilt block technique to cover the outside.  I reattached the vinyl spine, covered the insides with more snow dyed fabric, then inserted elastic (hidden by more fabric!) in the corners.  At the last minute, I decided to preserve the card and ID slots which also provide a side pocket for a notebook when traveling.  I finished it with bias tape made from -- you guessed it -- more snow dyed fabric!  This stitching isn't my greatest effort, but the re-construction of this day planner cover to fit my Kindle was an interesting process.  And I LOVE ptarmic's fabric.  

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edit:  it was awesome reading in bed last night as I didn't have to hold my Kindle the whole time -- the cover stood up nicely against a pillow and all I had to do was click the pages!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011 06:16:56 PM »

I LOVE it!!  I am totally pinning/wisting this!
I love the re-use of a day planner (I have a similar one - ideas are brewing now!) and the snow dyed fabric, of course Cheesy  I'd think having it in a cover like that would make it feel more like you're holding a "real" book (something that has deterred me from getting an ereader).
Wonderful job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 04:14:55 AM »

I love it Cheesy really pretty with the fabric, wonderful colours Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011 06:05:59 AM »

wow it's amazing! Now I want a kind to have such a cover for!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011 07:29:14 AM »

Looks awesome, A2K! Love that you kept the business card portion - great for keeping your contact info in there in case you lose it. Plus, you can keep little pieces of paper in there for notes on books/authors you want to remember. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011 08:20:02 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011 11:00:05 AM »

Very pretty A2K!   
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011 03:04:36 PM »

Fab job on the Kindle cover...it's much nicer than any cover you could buy...and it's definitely OOAK!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011 08:22:36 PM »

Wow, that is so cool! I have never heard of snow dyeing but now I really want to try it. Your use of the fabric is beautiful, I wouldn't be surprised if people try to steal your Kindle just to have the case Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011 12:19:31 AM »

As soon as I get an ereader I'm wisting this!
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