Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fabric Kindle Cover - Fail & Finally .......Pass

A cover for the beloved's Kindle ...
It was request submitted by himself about 6 months ago
and like so many other husbandly requests
- it was duly noted and swiftly forgotten.
Skip forward to this woman frantically thinking
'What? oh! what can I make for my Christmas market stall ?'
Ah! 'Kindle Covers' !!!!
I started last night and due to too much enthusiasm and too little actual measuring
I failed miserably! The Kindle didnt even come close to fitting in its cover !

Erm ! Yes ..the beloved may not have been enamored by that PARTICULAR fabric .. ...
Perhaps I was thinking of my market stall ? and NOT the beloved ?
and maybe this epic fail was the universe was trying to tell me a little something !

So I got up this morning determined to make amends and make a new cover,
picked a fabric hubby actually likes
and got busy with the measuring tape
and in no time at all ...success!!

Ladies and Gentlemen - I give you

- The CraftLee Kindle Cover -

Success! how neat is that ?! It has a little fabric tab with velcro to keep it closed.
There's a pocket inside to keep your Kindle sung when your not reading.
There are cute little fabric tabs to hold the Kindle in place when your reading.

Pretty chuffed with myself & it was a super easy sewing project really if your machine can handle a lot of layers.
I'm off now to polish a spot on the mantelpiece for my 'Wife Of the Year Award' !!!

I have some exciting news tomorrow as I'm co-hosting an event with my new pal Rosie over at Craftbotic so stay tuned!

This project has been featured ! by the Lovely Lindsey  at here 'Twirl and Take a Bow Party :)

House on the Way

Thank you for visiting & do come back soon !

Love Siubhan x x x 


  1. Cute! Have been thinking about making one, too, but just like you, I tend not to measure exactly before starting, so maybe not a good idea. I love how your second trial turned out, very manly too =)

  2. I love it! That looks awesome, great job!

  3. Fantastic! I love that yours has a pocket for the kindle to live in when its not being used!

  4. Just in case you don't get the reply from my blog:
    Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention!! I have fixed it!
    Have a great weekend as well!

  5. This is great. Leather cases are so expensive. Love the fabric and design.

  6. That's lovely, and I think that the tabs to hold it whilst reading is a genius idea!

  7. oooh this is gorgeous!! i made my first kindle cover this week and although i am pleased with it its not nearly as splendid as yours! i too paid too little attention to measuring up and ended up having to scrap my first attempt... its comforting to know i'm not the only one who makes these mistakes! I also bent two sewing machine needles in the process of making it... like you say, there are a lot of layers to get through! x

  8. I love this, just fabulous! Thank you so much for visiting today, your latest reader :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  9. This looks great! So fabulous! I hope he liked the fabric second time round!
    I am your newest follower :)
    have a great day

  10. Very smart! I'm sure your OH will think it was worth waiting for :) I wonder how long you will have to wait for your 'Wife of the Year' award Lol!

  11. I love the way it has a pocket and holders for when it is in use - so inspired. I hope he loves it :)

  12. I like that it has a pocket for when it's not being used as well as tabs to hold it in place while you're reading. Measuring can be tricky, can't it? I never trust my own measuring and have to check it and re-check it then check it in a different way...

  13. This is wonderful! I've been thinking about making a new cover for mine as well, but wasn't sure how to go about it! Thanks so much for the great idea!

    Your newest follower,

  14. This is super! Kindle covers are on my Christmas gift to do list so if you wanted to share a tutorial I'd be eternally grateful!! :) I have a tendency to make it up as I go along too, I always seem to forget that time saved in measuring is lost in re-sewing!

  15. Forgot to say - love the idea of the pocket,seems much safer than trusting the tabs to keep it safe!

  16. Thanks so much for linking to my party! Stop by my blog tomorrow to see your kindle cover featured! Be sure to link up another great project too. Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  17. I think your kindle cover is splendid! I recognize the spurts of enthusiasm, it seemed like a good idea at the time.. and it was... I hope you have received your award by now!

  18. Wow what a fantastic kindle cover. I love the pocket. Isn't it annoying when you measure wrong. I'm sure my tapemeasures faulty ;)
    Ali x

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