|Cross that one off the list. A year later.|
Mark received a Kindle from his parents for his birthday January of 2012, and approximately... one year later I got around to making him a cover for it.
Time really flies, doesn't it? Good thing it's custom-made for him and has ukuleles on it, so that makes up for all those months his poor Kindle spent naked.
|Kindle in cover - front.|
|Kindle in cover - back.|
I cannot remember the designer of this fabric, but I bought some as soon as I saw it because at the time, Mark was just learning to play the ukulele. Which means I probably had it in my stash earmarked for some project for Mark a year before his parents gave him the Kindle. I still have some left, so if I ever remember my original plan I can probably still execute it.
|Kindle case fits the Kindle Touch like a glove.|
I lined the pouch in a yellow and white circle fabric I picked up at the thrift store. Which hardly matters because you barely see it. But just in case you were worried, it does coordinate.
|Lining of Kindle case.|
I used an elastic hair tie for the closure. I'm a big fan of this type of closure. First off, you get to pick a cool button, and I love buttons, so any excuse to add them to a project is good news to me. Secondly, hair elastics are cheap, come in many colors and are relatively reliable (it's unlikely a hair tie will unravel, for instance, the way a ribbon would).
|Kindle case opening.|
That button? It's wooden! And I got it as part of a swap I did one month last fall through Swapmamas. I haven't swapped again, but I would recommend it to others.
|Detail of wooden button and stitching.|
Mark sure was happy when I gave it to him. And I actually enjoyed making it. I know my Etsy shop currently has no listings, but if anyone ever wants a custom Kindle, ipad, tablet etc. case, I'm happy to arrange a custom order. These puppies are lined with 100% cotton needled batting, top stitched to give a thick and sturdy feel, fully lined but lightweight and everything from the fabric, to the button, elastic and thread can be customized to your preferences. Makes me wish I had a Kindle so I could make a case for it from vintage sheets!