Sewing a simple Kindle Cover

Cut fabric & measure around KindleYesterday I had my friend Karrie over for an afternoon of crafting. Karrie did some collage-cutting, and on my agenda: Sew myself a new cover for the new Kindle I got for Christmas (thanks, Mom)!

I decided the easiest way to do it was sew it up sandwich-bag style, so it’s all in one piece, and there wouldn’t be a button or snap that might hurt the screen. I’m not the best sewer in the world, but it didn’t take too long to google that, get a sense for what I needed to do & wing it from there. It wasn’t without it’s learning curves though. But I thrive on that kind of stuff. I learn as I go!

Check out the slideshow of photos documenting the process on the two different covers I made… and FYI there are two videos in here, too! Thanks to Karrie for being my cinematographer. I love hearing her cute little snickers in the background on the vids. 🙂

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Digging the Kindle so far…
I have to admit it’s a bit of a transition, mostly because I still have about 10 books stacked up at home that I’m working through! And I try to only buy used books (recycle!). But all that said, I am really excited about it. I’m constantly working on about 5 books at a time, so it’s cool that I’ll be able to take all of those with me in this lightweight little thing… and not have to turn pages, or lose my place, or anything! Oh, modern technology, how I love thee.

Until I completely transition my current reading stack, I’m excited about the fact I can read my e-books on it! I mean, not full force e-books, like the ones I’m reading, or that I’ll be buying off Amazon, but the various PDF books, booklets, workbooks or first chapter previews I’ve downloaded from blogs & such; some are like 50-100 pages long, and I find myself not wanting to read the whole thing on my computer screen. Kindle FTW!

For more information on transferring your files to the Kindle, read: Help: Transferring, Downloading, and Sending Files to Kindle

Oh, and let me know if my Kindle cover tutorial helped you at all! I’ll post an update here if I happen to put eyes & a nose on the gray one to turn it into an owl or a kitty. 🙂

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