This month I have made a Kindle cover for my father-in-law, he is an avid reader and his current cover is getting a bit old so by December he will be in need of a new one. This will work for any e-reader or ipad and could be scaled down for a smart phone. I used a book-print material for this one but I made my brother-in-law one for last Christmas which had stags on which seems to fit the Christmassy theme better!
You will need:
Pellon - (3 x width of kindle + 2") x (height of kindle + 2")
Outside material - 2 x size above
Bias-binding - 1½ inch wide strips
Place the outsides right-side together and sew along the top long edge.
Turn right side out and place pellon inbetween the fabric. Pin in place around edges and sew along the open edges.
Using kindle to measure, fold right side over to form a pocket and pin and then sew in place along bottom edge.
Sew buttonhole on outer flap.
Pin and then sew bias-binding to cover the bottom and inside edges. Start with the inside edge of the pocket -the first time I did this the wrong way round and it meant I couldn't cover the edges with the other bias-binding, it took a long time to unpick!
Sew on the button and you have a handmade kindle cover ready for Christmas!
Make sure you check out Fiona's page at Celtic Thistle Stitches for more links to Christmas and Holiday makes. One down, eleven to go!