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December 2011 - Posts


1 strip 8 1/2 x 13 1/4 - this will be the cover

1 strip 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 this will be the spine piece

1 strip 8 1/2 x 13 1/4 - this will be your lining

1 strip 8 1/2 x 3 1/2  - this will be spine lining piece

1 strip approx 5 1/4 x 21 for pockets

1 strip 2 1/2 x 21 for binding

contrasting pieces 

 1 strip 5 1/4 x 21 - set aside for pockets

1 strip 4 1/2 x 21 - set aside for binding

Fusible TimTex  4 pieces 8 1/2 x 6

Batting - 2 pieces 3  x 8 1/2

Fusible interfacing 

1 strip 4 1/4 x 20 - for pockets

2 strips 1 2/4 x 8 1/2 for spine

2 pieces of elastic approx 2" long


First fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the lining pieces then sew the contrast to it right sides together... Wrap around to the back - the bottom edge should align - the contrast will show along the top edge - PRESS

Cut the pocket piece into 3 pieces - 1)6 x 4 1/2  2) 2 3/8 x 4 1/2 3)  6 1/2 x 2 3/4 -. the contrast will be at the top - hope you can understand this  - don't have any pictures at the moment - but you take the piece with the contrast across the top - go across 4 1/2" and cut - then 2 3/8" cut then 6 1/2" cut

On the 6 1/2" piece - open it up - take your kindle over to it and mark the bottom where the opening is needed - mark on the interfacing piece - fold it back together and stitch a rectangle in this area - approx 5/8" deep about 2" wide - this is differently positioned for each kindle type - so you have to lay yours down to find out where as this will be where you hook up the charger while kindle is in the cover

Now fold it together right sides together and stitch on this line - clip to within 1/8" and turn right side out...Top stitch close to the edge to secure it...


Take the 2 pieces of Timtex - this is a heavy fusible lining piece to give it structure - I used Timtex but there are other brands - 

You will fuse these to the inside of the lining piece - on each edge - not meeting in the middle..

Top stitch across the pocket piece - 6x4 1/2 

Take the lining piece that we have just fused the timtex to - turn it right side up 

take the pocket piece and place it on the left side - aligning to left side and bottom - stitch around sides 1/8" from edges - do not sew top edge...


Now take the piece that we adjusted for you Kindle - lay your kindle down on top and if it is too big adjust it - you only want it to go around it to keep it snug in place - adjust as you see fit...

lay it on the right side and top stitch around right side and the bottom not the opening!!! and then the left side close to the middle


If you need a light pocket - you will now top stitch the contrast edge and put it on the top of the left side of the lining piece and align to top and left side - stitch in place across top - down the left side - across the bottom - leave the contrast area open do not top stitch down the light won't go in... Make sure this does not go into the middle section - leave it on the Timtex area - maybe 1/2" away from it at the center.

Place your Kindle on the right side - place the 2 pieces of elastic across the top edges diagonally where they hold the kindle in place but do not interfere with the ability to read the Kindle... anchor the elastic down...

Take the 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of lining material - fuse the small piece of interfacing to the center of the piece of fabric - folding the sides into the center(press) - place on the center - over the edges of the pockets but not over the opening for the light pocket - Top Stitch in place...

Now to work on the outside cover...

If you want to put something nice on the cover - now is the time to do it - on the right side you could embroider a design - do some applique 

Take the 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 spine piece - fuse the interfacing to it - fold back the side  - take your batting pieces - cut them to fit in the area - that the fusible is on - this will give your spine some density - put the spine piece in place over the middle of the piece - you can fold the front piece in half and align the spine piece there - top stitch down...

Now - you can make a strap to hold the Kindle cover closed when not in use... or you can make a piece that comes from back to front on the side 

I have to get my cover out to see what the exact measurements I used - and I'll get back to you on this - but use your imagination

Put the lining cover and the front together - wrong sides - stitch around the outside to hold it all in place - make sure your pocket pieces are going the right direction - 

Now - do the binding as though you were working on a quilt and you are finished!






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