Of course, having a Kindle means needing a cover of some sort. I wanted to have a cover to protect it as we traveled to my sister's wedding and then headed to the beach. We didn't have time to go shopping or find something online so this is what I came up with the night before we left!
Fabric 1 small blue floral: 8.125" x 12.25" (cut 2 for the main front and back)
Batting: 9.125" x 13.25" (cut 1 for the main cover) 6.5" x 6.5" (cut 1 for the pocket) and 3.5" x 6" (cut 1 for the strap)
Pocket stripe: 6.5" x 6.125" (cut 2)
Fabric 2 large floral: 3" x 6" (cut 2 for the strap)
I started with the strap. With the batting on the bottom and right sides of the fabric facing each other, I stitched around 3 sides of the strap. (The 2 longs sides and 1 short side.)
I made the batting, fabric, strap, fabric sandwich and sewed almost the whole way around leaving an opening where I could turn it right side out.
It was a wonky way to attach the pocket but I was trying to do this in too much of a hurry. :)
For the tabs to hold the Kindle in, I cut small rectangles and folded them in half.
I spaced them out on the bottom right hand side of my cover body and then hand-sewed them (only going through the top layer of the body fabric.) I didn't have any elastic on-hand or I would have put some on for the top of the Kindle. I ended up only using 2 little tabs but I didn't have any trouble keeping it in the little bottom tabs though.
Once the tabs were on, I top stitched the body of the cover closed and added a snap to the strap. To hide the snap hardware, I stitched a decorative button on top of the strap.
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