Everyone did their own special technique. Some were quilted, some were bright and others were more muted. There was painting and there was piecing. It was pretty amazing.
|Kindle cover, closes with a magnetic snap.|
Here's mine, completed in February. I found the template set at my local quilt shop. I bought the hard plastic insert pack too. I suppose I could have used any stiff material but for the first one I thought I'd do it using the materials specified in the pattern.
For fabric I chose a piece of bright floral with a black background that was left over from a quilt project we worked on at family night. I originally purchased two yards, then shared it with aunts and cousins, giving almost all of it away. (Yeah, I know, what was I thinking???) After my aunt made her quilt with my second donation, I took back the scraps!! I had about a half yard in various chunks and I was saving it for a special project. The greens were left from another project... of course I have a huge tub of green fabric, it's my go-to color.
|Notepad on left, Kindle on the right, pen ready in the middle!|
You're supposed to use a flat hair band for the 'grippers'. I was doing this late on a Saturday night so the only thing I found in my resource center was a box of round pony tail holders. Cut apart they only provided enough length for one corner, thus different colors. I also discovered that they ROLL when you sew them! So the bottom left corner of my Kinldle is always slipping its moorings. I added a small pad of paper and a pencil holder. It closes with a magnetic snap.
It's one of a kind, I can always spot it when I put it down. I can easily tell which is mine if there is more than one Kindle on the table. I do have my Kindle marked with my name and address but I'm sure if I ever lost it, it would be gone forever. Although you never know, do you?
If you've never tried making a tablet or reader pad, you might want to try the Nancy's Notions template. (I was NOT paid to endorse this product!!) I found it easy to use, but I never tried to make one without the template. I have nothing to which to compare it, so my opinion and a dollar will buy you a cup of coffee somewhere! The instructions were pretty clear and it was an easy project.
Now DD, DDIL, and DS want one for their reading devices too. I guess I won't run out of projects!
Keep on sewing!