Tuesday 24 April 2012

Kindle Cover Tutorial by Sarah from Tilly Mint

This fab and easy-to-follow tutorial was written by Sarah from Tilly Mint Boutique

This tutorial will guide you though how to make a simple button closure Kindle cover, to fit the Kindle with the keyboard. It should take approx 1 hour to make and some sewing experience would be beneficial.

You will need the following:
Sewing machine
Fabric (one fat quarter will make the kindle cover, however you'll need more if you want a different coloured inner an outer)
Wadding (medium/light weight, can use fusible) For the tutorial I have used non fusible.
Scissors/rotary cutter and cutting mat
Needle for hand sewing
Button and 5.5 inches of ribbon
Iron and ironing board

Throughout the tutorial, use the edge of the foot as a guide for seam allowance (approx 3/8")

1) If using 2 different colours for outer and inner fabric, decide which will be the inner and which will be outer. Cut fabric 6.5 x 9 inches - 2 pieces of outer fabric and 2 pieces of inner fabric. Cut 2 pieces of wadding to the same size.

2) Place each piece of wadding next to wrong side of the outer fabric, then place right sides of fabric together. Pin the pile of wadding and fabric together (both wadding pieces should be on the outside, sandwiching the fabric which is right sides together)

Sew down the long sides and bottom, trim corners, turn ride sides out and poke corners.

3) Place right sides of inner together, pin and sew down long sides.

4) Place inner 'tube' over outer so that right sides are together. Fold ribbon in half and place in the middle of the inner and outer fabric, half way across the top. Make sure a small amount of the raw edges of the ribbon are poking out of the top. Pin all in place, making sure side seams of outer and inner are aligned.

5) Sew around the top of the fabric

Turn right sides out

Push inner into outer and press.

6) Top stitch around the top, ensure ribbon is out of the way.

7) Pull inner out. Decide where you would like your button to go (ensure ribbon will reach button) and sew button on - the ribbon will flap over top of cover, therefore button goes on opposite side to the one ribbon is on.

8) Fold in the raw edges of the bottom of the inner, press, then sew as close to edge as possible.

9) Push inner into outer and press. Your Kindle cover is now ready to use!

I hope you have found this tutorial easy to follow.

If you have any questions please feel free to email tillymintboutique@gmail.com

Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial with us Sarah.  I love the fabrics you chose for this.  If anyone else would like to submit a tutorial, I'd love to hear from you - email wendy@1stuniquegifts.co.uk


Annie Cholewa said...

Great tutorial! All I need now is a Kindle ;D

Wendy said...

Haha, I can highly recommend one of those too. I really wouldn't be without my Kindle, best Xmas gift I've ever had! x

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Excellent tutorial - my daughter and I have just made a cover for her E reader with it.