“Creating means living”
– Dejan Stojanovic
I’ve owned a Kindle for a long time and wanted to make a cover for it myself. I’ve been putting it off for the longest time. Until I made this a few weekends back.
Now, this is a slightly complicated DIY and one of my biggest projects till date. But it was totally worth it! I’m super glad it turned out perfectly – just the way I’d imagined it to 🙂
Pieces of cloth (I used the sleeve from one of my mom’s kurtis)
Needle & thread
Foam sheet (one thick and one thinner)
Ribbon (to go with the cloth chosen)
One matching button
A pair of scissors
- First, cut out a piece of cloth four times the size of your Kindle. Then stitch it out on three sides, leaving one of the shorter sides open to make a bag. For my Kindle Paperwhite 6″, I stitched a bag 8″x 10″.
- Your Kindle should very easily slide inside the bag sideways.
- Now, cut out the foam sheet in a rectangle such that it fits exactly inside the bag. I used a piece 7.5″ x 9.5″.
- Next, put your Kindle inside the bag (sideways, as shown above) and using a pen, mark out the exactly the screen size. measurements for Paperwhite : 1″ from the top, 0.75″ from the side, and 2″ from the bottom.
- Next, you use a paper cutter to cut out a flap smaller than the square you just made. I left 0.75″ edges on each of the four sides so I could fold them under.
- Now take some soft foam. And cut out 4 strips of 0.75″x to fix on the sides of the flaps. You can also use cardboard (it will be sturdier).
- Turn the cloth bag inside out and fix the strips on 4 sides as shown below.
- Let it dry.
- Now turn the bag around (right side out).
- We need to make a fastener. Fold and stitch a rectangular strip of the same or a contrast cloth. Attach it at the back of your Kindle cover.
- Make a triangle in the front with a button hole in it. Attach a matching button on the front of the cover.
Tip: Alternatively, you can do away with a button and tie a matching ribbon around your cover – to give it a more vintage look. Like those in old fashioned diaries
- Slide in the thicker foam sheet. And tie a matching ribbon around the spine of the cover.
- Stitch on the 3 hooks and make eyes for them along the open edge. So you can take out your Kindle when you want.
You can make a hole at the bottom to operate the On/Off button and for charging your Kindle.
- Now put in your Kindle. You are good to go.
How do you like it?
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