My husband gave me a Kindle Fire for an early Christmas gift this year, and I love it! When I started looking for covers, however, I had a hard time finding any that I liked even a little bit. I'm very picky about my accessories, and I just couldn't settle for a blah plain one...
So here is my FIRST ever sewing tutorial/pattern that I created all by myself. I won't lie, my first attempt didn't turn out so well, but I learned from my mistakes and now I'm showing you my second try, which turned out a lot nicer. You can easily alter this tutorial for any tablet--so if you don't have a Kindle Fire, you should still be able to pull this off. I'm a very novice seamstress, and my second try went off without a hitch.
1 - 17" x 5 3/4" fabric piece for the outside (I used a laminated fabric for mine)
1 - 17" x 5 3/4" fabric piece for the inner lining
2 - 17" x 5 3/4" pieces of thin, but medium stiffness fusible interfacing
1 - 8" x 5 3/4" fabric piece for holding the Kindle in place
1 - 8" x 5 3/4" piece of fusible interfacing
You will also need elastic. I decided to try clear elastic for mine (like the kind used in bras and other delicates), and it seems to have worked out well. You could use regular white or black woven elastic, too, if you feel more comfortable with that.
(Post edit: almost a year later, the clear elastic has held up beautifully!)
And of course the basic sewing supplies: a sewing machine, marking pencil, measuring tape, pins, thread, etc.
Then continue by stitching the Kindle holding piece onto the lining, close to the edge. Be sure to pull your elastic straps to the left so that they are stitched around the edge nicely and you don't lose any slack.
Turn it right side out. Usually I would press my project at this point, but I don't want to melt my clear elastic so I skipped this step. Instead I just top-stitched around the entire edge, being sure to stitch my turnout hole shut as well.
Another optional bit: Before top-stitching, I used my Kindle to check for the crease, and added pins where the crease started and stopped.
Thanks for stopping by and
have a very Merry Christmas!