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« on: March 07, 2013 07:43:27 AM »

I'll admit, this is not the prettiest project!  I needed something to protect by kobo screen while it rattled around my bag, and cases off the shelf are usually about 20- crazy!  So late one night I stuck this together and it has been brilliant.

I took a piece of stiff cardboard and pencilled around the outline of the e-reader twice, to make a back and front.  I laid these out and covered in duct tape, starting with wrapping the outside edges.  

I created the hinge by leaving an overlap of tape on the inside, then folding it over sticky side out around the Kobo before laying down the other cover.  Then I covered the outside of the hinge in more duct tape.

At the same time I took a piece of elastic, tied it to length, and taped it down, leaving most of it out for fastening.

I also made a flap by leaving an overhand of duct tape and then layering and cutting it.  Not sure it is needed, but it felt like it might help keep the reader secure under the elastic.

If you got some coloured tape and took your time over it, I think this could look pretty good.  In any case, it works perfectly to protect the reader in my bag and it's never come loose in my bag or gotten a scratch.  Success.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013 09:21:26 AM »

I love making things that I have to have - it seems like yours will fit the bill perfectly!  Are you going to decorate it?  (Sharpie might work?)
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013 06:56:17 PM »

Very clever and useful!  This would make an awesome gift Smiley

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