Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Kindle Case...

I must not have pouted, cried or shouted much last year because Santa brought me a myriad of wonderful presents for Christmas, and there was not one piece of coal (figurative or otherwise) in the bunch. {Thank you Santa!} One of the gifts I received was a Kindle reader. I've already downloaded a number of books to it, so I have a ready supply for my trip. Yesterday I decided to whip up a Kindle case to keep it protected...


When I design a new pattern, occasionally I am able to hit the nail right on the head the first time and create exactly what I have in mind, but most times I have to tweak the pattern once or twice before I get it "just right."


I'm not sure this pattern is exactly where I want it to be, but there are plenty of things I really like about it -- like those 4 little pleats and three cute coconut buttons...


The case if fully lined, and I applied fusible fleece to the outside fabric and lining for extra padding and protection. Also, I love the chocolate, turquoise and lime colored flowery fabric that contrasts with the earthy tones in the muslin. This fabric is the dream child of Alisha Place Frost from her collection entitled "Flourish."


I'm a little unsettled with the dimensions of the fabric strips, but I'm usually critical of a project right after I've finished it. I often need to step away from it for a time, and then come back to it when I'm refreshed. For the time being though, I think this is something I can live with ... ;o)


Enjoy your day!


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32 comments:

pklaw said...

Very nicely done! Bravo!

Lauren said...

I think this looks amazing! Need one for my ipad.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

My daughter received a Kindle for Christmas, and was talking about making a case. I'll pass this along, thanks. I hope you'll link this up with Fabric Fun Thursday!

{the vintage wren} said...

It's lovely, you did a super job...love the details.

Hands Sew Full said...

I think it is wonderful! I love the pleats and that brown floral fabric is really gorgeous. I need to make something like this for my ipad (no coal for me either...Santa must like me too!) and one for the kids Kobo readers too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

Wow. I think it is perfect. I love the buttons and pleats too--very classy. You always SO impress me.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I received a Kindle for Christmas as well. My dh included a leather-like case to protect it. I do like the uniqueness of your cover. My cover, though, may provide a little more protection if I happen to drop the Kindle .. unless your cover has some padding?

Debbie said...

Ohhhhhh, love this!! I received a Color Nook which I LOVE. I purchased a hard cover for it, but I had been thinking that I might prefer something cute to put it in. You did a GREAT job - now you've got my mind going. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Super cute!

sbodier_1 said...

You are SO good at what you do! Love it!

Jenniffier said...

The little buttons are perfect! I wonder if I could teak this idea a little to make a laptop case for my mini... Now you have me thinking. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

I like the tailored effect of the pleats.

Lynn said...

I like the fabric choice, the pleats and the buttons finish it perfectly!

Julie Harward said...

Lucky you and that is one classy case for it! You are such an artist! :D

Jenni said...

Awesome! You are too clever for your own good. Seriously, I think I'd just like to come hang with you for a week and watch you in progress! XOXO!

TheEccentricLady said...

From the photos, I think it is perfect! I keep thinking I want an electronic reader but I do love my books. Your cover makes me want one even more! I also love that on your page right now is Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin. Don't you just love her?

Mia said...

This is fantastic! I love the look of it. You are amazing.

Green Door Girl said...

cute, cute cute! Are you going to sell this in your store??? I want a fun creative Kindle cover, not my boring black one :)

Chris said...

Another darling design! I love the combination of fabrics and button embellishments.

Linda said...

That's a perfect case for a Kindle, stylish, too. Nice work. Linda

Eva said...

Wow, it looks great! Love how that fabric is both matching and a contrast to the muslin. Beautiful!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

That is simply beautiful! Much nicer than the covers they sell for them.

Jud said...

Beautiful!!!!
Congratulacions from Brazil,
jud-artes.

wendy said...

I'd buy one if you put them in your store!!! cute, cute, cute.

Annie Louise said...

Sooooooooooooooooo creative--great job!!
Jeanette

Judy said...

That turned out gorgeous! I really want to make one for my brother who has a Kindle, but I think I'll have to choose a different fabric from yours :) Are you going to post a tutorial? Or do you sell the patterns?

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I want a Kindle so bad! And when I get one, I would love a case like this! We would love for you to link up at Fancy This Fridays! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fancy-this-fridays-edition-6.html

Rissa said...

Yay for no coal! ;) Mmm, the colours you used, nice and earthy - love!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

This is so cute! I love the fabric choices and I'm with ya...lovin' the pleats!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Great fabric selection! I totally want to make one too!

Julie said...

Goodness gracious, this is so gorgeous!!! It is so YOU, and just so well done. Love it. Have a great weekkend, Suzanne!

SueAnn said...

What a wonderful find! Thank you for giving this Grandma something special in tooth fairy pillows and hot cold fix the boo boo for the Grands!