Do you remember the cover that I made for my own Kindle? And yesterday I also shared the cover I made for Mr Banya's tablet?
Well, when I mentioned that I'd made them to a friend of mine, (whom I've blognamed Miss Tequila-Makes-Me-Easy - a story for another time...), and she put in an order for one of her own, pretty please.
So I guess you could consider this part three in the Danya Makes An Electronic Cover series....
Now I know that Miss TMME likes blues, greens, skulls and butterflies. But since I was intending to upcycle from my scraps and worn out clothes stash, my options were limited. I found a few likely contenders though. Some old holey jeans. Three different pretty blue scraps, some coordinating ribbons...
After too-ing and fro-ing about the different fabric combos, I decided to go with the jeans + blue floral fabric. I used the money pocket and the button as embellishments. Here's how she turned out...
|Inside with velcro on the strap|
|Other side (you can see the other part of the velcro on the right)|
Here's a close up of the back, with the jeans money pocket zigzagged on, to make a pocket within a pocket.
Miss TMME loves it! Well, I think she does. I hope she does. She certainly looks chuffed.
|That's where the kindle goes, lovey!|
|And that's for a little something something on the side.|
Want to make one for yourself? Here's how.
First up, grab some fabric. I used these jeans that Mr Banya was no longer wearing due to an unfortunate hole...
And this blue floral fabric which bought as part of my $5-green-bag-full fabric haul from Reverse Garbage.
Now, because the fabric is thin and stretchy, I actually sewed this to some of the denim first. That way, it was a lot easier to deal with.
Next, I used the same basic pattern from my first Kindle cover, except I removed the extra two pockets and the elastic tabs from the inside, which I found tricky to sew and superfluous.
And instead I zigzagged on a totally superfluous mini pocket to the back side, effectively creating two pockets. But I love this little detail, it looks super cute!
I also cut the waist strap (including the button) to use as the strap. I glued on some magnets to both the inside of the strap and corresponding part of the cover, but alas they didn't work. I guess there was too much fabric between them? So I fixed this by handsewing on some dodgy velcro over the same spots. It isn't the prettiest, but it serves the purpose, and is hidden from view most of the time.
A bit of dodgy zigzagging here and there to add a bit of "flavour", and there you have it, a one-of-a-kind Kindle cover for one of my drinking buddies!
Hope you like it Miss TMME!
(This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.)
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