Feb 16, 2011

Cute Kindle Pouch

I love to read. 
My husband rocks and he got me a Kindle for Christmas.
I like to use it at the gym, which means it goes in my purse.
There are also sippy cups, water bottles and who knows what else in my purse, which means that my new Kindle could get goo-ified (didn't know that was a word?  Well here at Loving Every Second it is!) at any given moment.

I decided to make a cover for my Kindle to protect it from all those mysterious gooey things in my purse.  Isn't it cute???


I wanted to put vinyl in between the fabric layers to give it that extra protection from juice/milk/water and whatever else that is wet.  And I decided to use fabric I already had.  The only things I had to buy were the batting and the vinyl.

Now, I'm not really a sewer.  So I recruited my mom, who is a wonderful seamstress, to make it help me.  I told her what I wanted and she went to work!

We measured the fabric/vinyl/batting (all the same size - don't forget two cut your lining the same size, too.  I used the same fabric for the lining and the outside) to fit the Kindle, which ended up measuring 10x15.



Since the fabric had an easy quilting pattern on it, my mom decided to quilt the outside.  So she quilted the outer fabric/vinyl/batting all together.
Love it!

Next, take the lining and outside fabric (which now includes the batting and vinyl), right-sides together  and pin them.

We decided to do a circular flap, so using a large plate as a curvature guide, we traced:

Then cut:

Next, sew the right-sides together.  
Clip the corners.  It will make the corners easier to pop out when we turn it all right-side-out.

Since the flap is circular, we cut little snips to help it spread (or something like that):

Now it's time to turn it right-side-out:

Using scissors, we pushed the corners out:   Next, fold the fabric at your opening in, 
                                       getting it ready to sew together:

Then sew it together :)  :

Now you will figure out exactly where you want the folds to be and sew the sides together:

We sewed some velcro on and we were (almost) done!

So cute!  And exactly as I envisioned it.
But the front was a little plain:



I needed to add a little embellishment onto the front.
I wanted it to be a little funky, so I found some fabric scraps that I already had, made some rolled fabric flowers and hot-glued them on:




I love putting my Kindle in it's new, beautiful, homemade little pouch!
And I feel so much better putting it in my purse now, knowing it is protected.

I had so much fun making this (with all of the glorious help from my wonderful mother!) that I decided to make some more little pouches.  I'm already planning on making one for my iPod and maybe one to put my chapstick/lip gloss in.


PS - This project cost me less than $5.00 since all I had to buy was the batting and vinyl.  Can I get a woot woot!

I will be linking this up with:
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15 Nuggets of Love:

Katie said...

This is great! So much cuter than the ones in the store! I love the colors you chose!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Thats great. My mom made me a pouch very similar for my GPS!

The Yoder's Four said...

That is so cute! I just bought Mark a Kindle for Valentines---think he'd like a pouch?? I even have a green and white piece of fabric that would be perfect! OK, so maybe he won't want to use a pouch, but I will!!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

SO-O-O clever. I'd love to copy this idea for a gift for my sister.

Warmly, Michelle

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Ooooh love it!! The pattern and the flowers are so cute. Thanks for sharing :)

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Super cute!! I love this!! I need one of these for my kindle. Thanks for the follow!! I am your newest follower!!

Jamie said...

That is wonderful. I'm your newest follower. I'm having my first link party tomorrow (Monday). It would be great if you could stop by and post your project. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

The Crafty Gals said...

I love it!! My mom has the sewing skills too, not me :) I'm so jealous you got the Kindle. I've wanted one for years! How do you like it??

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Great project! My purse is kiddie storage too. All things valuable are in trouble!

Jamie said...

Thank you so much for joining the More The Merrier Monday Linky Party. Be sure to come back next week. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

cute!
Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Meg said...

That is so cute! I love the flowers...it looks like a clutch. Great job!

April said...

Love your mom, moms are the best for helping or in my case making it when just wanted help, haha. Love the flowers!

Sarah said...

I love your Kindle pouch! You inspired me to make one of my own - except I made mine vertical. I linked to your blog in my post http://sohldesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/kindle-case.html
How do you make those gorgeous fabric roses? I would love to try them. Thanks for the inspiration!
Sarah

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