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Books: not just for reading!

Several long weeks ago, my friend asked if I would make an e-reader case for him. Just a zipper pouch, something simple. While I’ve made some sketches and picked fabric, I haven’t done it yet. (Sorry, Jabe!)

But I did successfully make a case for my own Kindle!

I took a hard cover book I wasn’t planning on reading again, spray glued the pages together, and cut a Kindle-sized indent into it.

Looks like a book:

But surprise! It’s 300 books!

BEST OF ALL, I can leave it laying around in my car and don’t have to worry about someone breaking in to steal it :)


Kindle case fail

I had a craft project list the length of the Great Wall of China  to do this weekend, so instead I tried to make a case for my Kindle!

I measured out  a pattern in case it came out well. I try to make patterns for everything, that way I don’t have to worry about guessing on measurements later on (I’m very forgetful). I also find it helpful to have a pattern if I’m showing someone else how to make something, since I usually write some directions on it.

I cut out my fabric and ironed on some interfacing to make it stronger, thinking this might help protect the Kindle if it gets dropped or hit with something. But honestly this wouldn’t help me because it’s not a metal, crush-proof, water-proof case. If it’s electronic, I will kill it.

Some pinning happened:

And some sewing happened:

Then it was done! Dead-whale themed, of course.

Oh, then I tried to fit my Kindle in and found out I made the case too small!

Looks like it will just fit, huh? Well it just DOESN’T fit. I was upset with myself. But then my brother gave me a great idea!

Wait for it…

I can use it as a phone case.

Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

August 2019
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