Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting a giveaway to which anyone can contribute this week. What a fun event! We get a chance to know other people’s blog.
The actual Giveaway Day was Monday, but it is open until the end of the week. I was working on my Christmas gifts sewing and I didn’t have anything ready for the giveaway until yesterday. Later is better than never! I was planning an e-reader case for my stepfather, when I thought I could make a second one for the giveaway.
My stepfather has a kindle, but it has no sleeve. I looked over the blogosphere and the fabrics in my stash. I wanted something manly. I didn’t use any specific tutorial or pattern, but I did follow the recommendation in this post for the size. The case I did is for a Kindle 3 which size is: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.34″. The exterior is all solid color cottons. It is quilted to bamboo batting. The lining is a coordinating cotton print. So, here is what I came up with:
Happy Holidays everyone!
… I was asked the size of the kindle, so I went back to my notes and here are the detailed measurements of the different fabric pieces. For the lining: width, 6.5″ and height, 18″. For the exterior, there is two pieces of tan, one for the front and one for the back, same for cream, and one piece for the grey fabric that is going from front to back. The width is 6.5″ like the lining. The height is 3.5″ for tan, 2.5″ for cream and 8.5″ for grey. I used 1/4″ seam allowance everywhere. For the batting, I used the same size as the lining less the seam allowance, so 6″ x 17.5″. I did this to avoid bulkiness at the seam but I’m not sure this was necessary. Hope this will help you out!