DIY Kindle Case Cover {Tutorial}

After much thought and price checking, I bought a Kindle for an upcoming trip. I read daily, and it's one of my favorite past-times, so this was a treat on many levels. Once I ripped open the packaging, I began to make a plan for a case, knowing scratches could be in my future. I took the Kindle's measurements, added 1 1/4 inches for seams and began to cut a beloved vintage pillowcase. 

DIY kindle case tutorial. SugarBeans.org
Supplies: 2 thick felt pieces, 2 cover pieces, 2 lining pieces, 2 ribbons (8 inches) for closures, and a pocket (this was the cuff of the pillowcase & already double-sided and embellished:) 

Supplies: 2 thick felt pieces, 2 cover pieces, 2 lining pieces, 2 ribbons (8 inches) for closures, and a pocket (this was the cuff of the pillowcase & already double-sided and embellished:) 

Step 1 of Kindle case. SugarBeans.org

My Kindle is a Paperwhite, so my material was cut to 6X8 to allow for seams. Start by layering the fabric pieces: cover (face up), ribbon, lining (face down), felt. Pin the tops and repeat. Sew along the top edge only.

Kindle cover. SugarBeans.org

Open and iron seams. Top stitch over seam.

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Open and pin cover pieces and linings to one another, right sides facing. Stitch around the perimeter, leaving a two inch opening at the bottom of lining for turning out.

Turn inside out from the 2 inch opening.

Turn inside out from the 2 inch opening.

Iron and straight stitch over the 2 inch opening at the top.

Iron and straight stitch over the 2 inch opening at the top.

Tuck the lining into the case and finished!

Tuck the lining into the case and finished!

The pocket is perfect for a little notebook and pencil.

The pocket is perfect for a little notebook and pencil.

Vintage Kindle Case.DIY. Tutorial. SugarBeans.org

A pretty case sure does make reading even more enjoyable {if that is even possible}. This sweet case is now ready to be loaded with some new books from the library!! 

Happy reading + crafting, Dears!!