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whats_her_name
« on: January 31, 2012 08:15:11 AM »

I received an eReader for Christmas from my hubby.  He knew better than to get me a cover, figuring I'd rather make my own (smart man), and finally last night he offered to watch the kids so I could get it done...  I found the pattern on etys by BirdifulStitches, and away I went!  My generic e-reader isn't the same size as the pattern pieces, so I made one last night that was ENTIRELY too big - but that's what you get when you're functioning on 3 hours of sleep  Tongue  (my daughter had a nightmare at 2am and I couldn't get back to sleep afterwards - bleck!)

So after a good night's sleep last night (went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 7am - yay!), I tried again.  Aside from a couple little things that I'd do differently next time (mostly to do with the darned fusible fleece layer!), I'm very pleased.  My eReader fits perfectly, and I love that I've got little pockets, just in case. 

I received the owl fabric from texscrapper in the Ongoing Wish Swap, and I was excited to have the chance to use it - I love those owls (and now that my daughter has had a glimpse, she wants me to make her something with it too).

Anyway, so first we have to front view, closed.  I used a giant button that matched the green, and I just love it!


Then, the back view, closed - the extra fabric on the left side was a little mistake from last night's fiasco, but then I decided that I loved it, so I repeated it on purpose today.


And finally, the open view (this came out a bit blurry, sorry!)


So now my eReader can come along in my purse without getting destroyed!! 

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012 08:33:57 AM »

What a cute cover. It looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012 09:20:53 AM »

Great job!  Cute owl fabric, too!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012 09:21:19 AM »

Nice! I love the owls! The button is perfect with the colors!

What would you use instead of the fusible fleece?
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012 09:59:47 AM »

I, too, am totally in love with that owl fabric. And great cover; I'm totally jealous.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012 11:02:27 AM »

The fabric is really nice, and the finishing is so neat!
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012 05:02:16 AM »

Nice! I love the owls! The button is perfect with the colors!

What would you use instead of the fusible fleece?

Well, I *might* still use the fusible fleece - problem is, though, that it doesn't stick to the fusible interfacing - I basted it down a bit, but I really should have been more meticulous, as there are a couple of puckers.  So next time, I think I'd try to strategically sew it into the lining layer before I put the whole thing together - in such a way that all the stitching will be hidden by the pockets and by the eReader itself...

Another thought I had is to put plastic inside the layers - much like the bottom of Amy Butler's weekender bag instructions.  Because I still have yet to MAKE my weekender bag, I'm not entirely sure how to pull that off, so that's why I haven't tried it yet.  But maybe I'll pull out those instructions and see if I can't figure it out!

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012 03:50:05 PM »

Ohhhh, really pretty,colorful, cute fabric:)
awesome cover!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012 12:46:18 PM »

I found your post while looking for an idea for a kindle cover I could sew myself... Love the design and already got the pattern and done one myself. I also really like your choice of fabric. Looks very nice!
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012 03:37:34 AM »

Good work
The owl print reminds me at night:I try to keep my eyes open but very tired!
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