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« on: April 29, 2012 08:21:14 PM »

I wanted a protective cover for my new Kindle, but I wanted it to feel like a real book. I found a pattern I liked at a local quilt shop. http://www.amazon.com/Atkinson-Reader-Kindle-Sewing-Pattern/dp/B0051WBQDC I knew I would have to alter it a little because I have a Kindle Touch and there are not as many buttons on the bottom front. The pattern was really easy to follow and it went together quickly.

The main fabric is light blue with brightly colored flowers. The flowers have brown centers, so I used brown as the contrasting color in the binding. The pink tassel is the lining fabric.

The pattern called for either an elastic band or Velcro as the closure. I figured that either of these options may wear out. I altered this to use a magnetic closure. (I checked and the magnet will not damage the Kindle)

The lining is a calico pink with flowers. There are pockets on the left - the upper one fits the M-Edge light.

I had to alter the pattern so that the pocket on the bottom to be shorter in height. I really like that there is access for the charger and the power button. The top was supposed to be secured with elastic, but again, I was worried that elastic may wear out and get nasty. I had extra pocket fabric left over, so I used that to create two pockets on the top. I know my binding looks bad. I'm just too lazy to do binding by hand.

The cover splayed open.

I'm pretty happy with this! It's really well padded and I feel like it will be protected in my bag.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 09:36:27 PM »

Very well planned, and super adorable too!

« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013 10:52:38 PM »

Oh, it's so pretty! I feel like this should have gotten more attention when you posted it.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013 12:56:41 PM »

Looks brilliant, better quality than one of the mass produced ones, and far more individual. It's good to know the magnet doesn't damage the devices too, this is something we hadn't even considered (worryingly).
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013 04:54:18 PM »

Oh wow, looks amazing!!  Cheesy I love the design! The fabric choice is fantab...i love it all!! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013 06:25:47 AM »

what a beautiful home for your kindle. I don't do binding by hand either. Smiley I love the coordinating fabrics and the  pockets on the inside. I love pockets.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013 05:15:45 AM »

I LOVE it! And it's just what I need! My kindle is neglected-I got it Christmas before last and have yet to make a case for it!
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