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« on: March 18, 2011 10:15:53 AM »

After building my snow dyed Kindle cover from a Franklin planner, I started thinking about how to construct one from scratch.  Here is the result:

   

I included pockets for an ID, charging cord and AC plug.  My next challenge will be to improve the stitching on the binding. 

I used scraps of batik fabrics, layered freezer paper and vinyl scraps from purses I have been deconstructing to put this together.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011 10:24:55 AM »

Super cute A2K!!  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011 10:26:07 AM »

This is TOTALLY rockin'!  If I had a Kindle or some other tablet or ebook reader I would be ALL over this!  LOVE the colors, and it looks so soft and squishy with the quilting Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011 10:35:36 AM »

That is very cool ! Love it !
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011 11:12:43 AM »

Looks awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011 11:20:50 AM »

My Kindle came the other day and I totally planned on making a case tonight! Will I use yours as inspiration (because it is so gosh darn gorgeous)? Probably!
A couple o'questions. Is your case hard? I am thinking of putting a few layers of chipboard-type stuff in between my fabrics to make it extra sturdy, but then I wouldn't be able to sew through it (well, at least I don't think so)... Also (and this depends on if your case is hard or soft/ bendy), how difficult is it to slide your Kindle through the corner slots? I am debating between doing what you did or using elastic...
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011 01:07:03 PM »

Avery - I used six layers of freezer paper ironed together and a layer of quilt batting.  The vinyl on the front lends some stability to the cover, but both covers are actually pretty sturdy once fabric is added.  I was surprised how sturdy the freezer paper becomes, actually -- and it's easy to stitch through.  I hid my elastic with the fabric for the corners!  Elastic is definitely the way to go. Have fun!
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011 08:42:33 AM »

Avery - I used six layers of freezer paper ironed together and a layer of quilt batting.  The vinyl on the front lends some stability to the cover, but both covers are actually pretty sturdy once fabric is added.  I was surprised how sturdy the freezer paper becomes, actually -- and it's easy to stitch through.  I hid my elastic with the fabric for the corners!  Elastic is definitely the way to go. Have fun!

Thanks a bunch! Being really clumsy I am super afraid of stepping on it and I figure that a hard case is the way to go! Wink And I never would have though of hiding the elastic in the corner pieces. Again, it looks really amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011 11:45:17 PM »

Amazing Cheesy I love the colours and design
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