Hello! How are you? It’s been a while. You’re looking well.
It has been a looooooooong time since I was last here. Mostly because stupid term started and now I spend my evenings lying on the sofa recovering from the day planning lessons. Stupid work.
But then I remember that I love my job. Not least because I’m about to go to Menorca for a week on residential. I know. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.
And because I have 7 days of cover to plan, washing to do and a suitcase to pack, it is the obvious time to do some random, not at all essential sewing.
I have recently bought myself a kindle in an attempt to get myself to read more. It appears to be working so far, but as it has only been a couple of days I guess I can’t be sure.
I will be taking my new kindle on residential to read on the plane/by the pool, so I decided it needed a pretty cover to protect it on its travels.
I have some random scraps (I’m a sucker for the lucky dip packs from fabric rehab) and I had a piece that was perfect.
After seeing eleventy hundred and four different kindle covers on Pinterest I decided to make it up as I went along and see what happened as I attempt to make my own kindle sleeve. Here’s what happened…
Things you need:
Two pieces of fabric 17 x 23.5cm
Two pieces of fleece 17 x 23.5cm
Elastic (I used a hair bobble I pinched from the M’s)
First up, mark the middle point of one of the short end (the top of your fabric has a right way up). Sew the elastic (or hair bobble) to the raw edge on the right side.
Next put a piece of the fleece on top of your outer fabric, right sides together. Pin along the top (short side) and sew together.
Repeat with the other piece of fabric/fleece, only this time without the elastic.
Place the two long pieces right sides together. Try to get the seams to line up.
Sew all the way around, but leave a gap (about 5cm) unstitched so you can turn it the right way out.
I sewed quite close to the edge. I used the see through bit on my presser foot as the guide but reckon it is probably about 0.5cm.
Before you turn it the right way out, trim the corners.