A few weeks ago H told you about our Christmas craft day, It was really good fun, definitely one of my favourite new festive traditions!
Just wanted to show you a shot of my new blackboard wall in the kitchen, and our Yummy Christmas cake. Steve and are are not huge fans of fruit cake so I usually get a sponge one or a Yule log, this year an extra tall iced Victoria sponge was the winner.
H said she needed a gift for her Mum, we were brainstorming some ideas, when she said that her Mum had just got a Kindle. Steve had bought me one last summer for my Holiday and I remembered that I had made myself a cover, in the early hours of the morning whilst waiting for my lift to the airport.
We took some pics along the way so you can have a go at making one too.
H rummaged through my fabric stash and found a half metre of a fabric she thought her Mum would like, along with a matching felt piece and contrasting thread.
H used my kindle as a guide and drew around it, twice the length and a half. with a generous 2cm seam allowance.
We cut out the shape from the fabric and took it to the iron and pressed in a 5mm fold all the way around the shape. then used that as a template to cut the felt.
At this point one of my cats, Stella, decided that she wanted to help....
Then finished it of with a row of stitching across the inside edge. As a closure H chose Velcro and a decorative button to go on the outside.
Here is the finished case, along with my original. There are lots of covers out there to buy and make, but I like holding my Kindle in one hand, so just having a pouch to put it in to protect it when its in my bag works well for me. H said her Mum loves hers too!
This type of pouch case would work for all sorts of gadgets as well as e-readers, it is so fun to do and can be done with so many different fabric combinations.
Sammy and H