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Title: Simple and practical e-book reader case
Post by: Anyuta on January 17, 2011 07:37:49 PM
This is my first crafster project post, and I'm pretty excited! =D

This is an e-book reader case that I made out of an agenda cover. (Unfortunately, pictures are links, because I'm new)

Very easy and fast to make (the longest part is finding an agenda cover the appropriate size) and has a very nice end-result feel. I open it like a book and don't need to take it out to read.

Step 1:
Find a hard-cover outdated agenda (outdated simply because it costs less) or any other book that you can spare the size of your e-book and with a pattern or texture you like.
Step 2:
Take out the paper part, you'll only be needing it's cover. In my case, this was really simple because it was a slip-on cover. If it's not, simply rip out the pages.
Step 3:
Secure your e-book to the outer-side or the cover. If, like in my case, you found a slip-on cover, simply cut out the desired curve to be able to slip in your e-book in place of the agenda. If not, you will have to create corners to secure it. This can be done by sewing on or securely gluing on elastics (diagonally, at the corner of your cover); by finding large photo-corners; or by making the corners out of a nice solid cardboard or fabric. Personally, I think elastic bands would be your best bet.
Step 4:
Secure your e-book to the inner-side of the cover. The way I did it should work in most cases, simply secure an elastic band to the cover and slip your device in.
Step 5:
If you wish, add something on the opposite side of the cover: a photo, notepad, even a mini pocket folder! I glued a piece of cardboard under my notepad, because the book-cover itself was not hard cover and I wanted an extra protection to come over the screen when it is folded.
Step 6:
If you book cover has no way of closing on it's own (some come with clasps or close shut with magnets) then you can easily attach an elastic band to do the job.

Voila, your custom-made, unique and personalized case is now complete!

Title: Re: Simple and practical e-book reader case
Post by: marmalade_skies on February 04, 2011 09:14:48 AM
That's really nice =D

Title: Re: Simple and practical e-book reader case
Post by: Anyuta on February 12, 2011 09:01:22 AM
Thanks! (Even though I'm starting to think it's pretty simple compared to the amazing cases out there on crafster! hehe... still if fits me perfectly and does the job =) )

Title: Re: Simple and practical e-book reader case
Post by: celticchrys on March 01, 2011 03:53:08 PM
This is quiet nice. Clever way to do a leather-book-cover style case.  You can pick up an agenda cheaply these days, especially late in the year. Thanks for the idea.