Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The Case of the Naked Kindle...

I mentioned that my Mum was getting a Kindle for Christmas, and as it was not adorned in a little cosy jacket on Christmas Day, I spent some of New Year's Eve making a case to rectify that on New Year's Day.

I based it on this wonderful tute by Amber, I'd previously pinned the original, (thanks **Nicke), but it was revamped during Fat Quarterly's fantastic 12 Day of Ruby Star.

OK, so I had to re-calc the measurements (**Nicke, I forgot you had already worked them out until I was ironing on the velcro!), but this easy to follow iPad case tutorial was just the ticket.



I had the bird print as a scrap from Sew Fresh Fabrics, no idea what it is, and worked the Ta Dot, Dumb Dot, Metro magic around that.



I decided to put the bigger print on the back, as the flap would have overlapped it on the front, and I hoped for the best with my none-to-accurate 1/4" seams and the bulk of the cotton velvet I used for the lining.




It fitted like a glove... phew!

28 comments:

  1. Cute! My mama got a kindle for christmas too, I'm trying to persuade her that a Laura-made case is much nicer than the purple leather one she got with it..

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  2. Love it, gorgeous colours :-)

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  3. Gorgeous case! I already made a Ipad case with Amber's tutorial but now I have to make myself a kindle case as well. The to do list is getting longer :)

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  4. I love the colours! I think I have to walk to my machine and do a little sewing ...

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  5. Can you believe I went and bought a purple book opening case for my new Kindle? But before you recoil in total horror I plan on making a case for the case. :-)

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  6. Gorgeous! Beautiful fabrics! Always a relief when things fit! Jxo

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  7. What a lucky Kindle! (And lucky mom too.) Love the colours.

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  8. That is one lucky Kindle rockin' a case like that.

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  9. Pretty kindle case. Thank goodness it fit! I like the birds and pretty blues.

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  10. Oh it's gorgeous - I pulled out fabric to make a case for my iPad on Boxing Day but ended up using it for a drawstring bag - no idea why! Will maybe have another go soon. Love the colour combo <3

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  11. Oooh, velvety interior AND a bird? Great work and good thing it fit!

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  12. ooooh, what a lovely cover - and in my fave colours too

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  13. It's fabulous! I need to make a cover for my new ipod and I like the idea of a velvety inside...

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  14. That looks fab! I have to make on for my dad's birthday pressie in a couple of weeks (I'm giving him the Kindle too) I hope the Kindle actually arrives soon, as apparently the new one is wee-er than my one, so don't want the poor thing falling out!

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  15. This is great, your Mum will be delighted!

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  16. Aww, it's so nice when people spoil their mums! What a lovely treat.

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  17. i love it so much hadley! i am glad to have helped!

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  18. NIce case! I love the colours and prints.

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  19. Wow! I love the fabrics! It turned out cute :)

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  20. love that bird and those colors. Lucky mummy!

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  21. gorgeous! I bought myself a Nook and i can't wait til it arrives so I can make a cute case for it!

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  22. Great case, looks fab. Ive started up a linky party Tutorial Tuesday for any posts you write where you have used a tut or written a tut of your own. Feel free to join up next Tuesday, I'd love to have you and it gives everyone an idea of how well a tut works

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  23. I didn't realise how far behind I was in my blog reading, but this is lovely!

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