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.
|That’s where the kindle goes, lovey!|
|And that’s for a little something something on the side.|
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 a one-of-a-kind friend!
Hope you like it Miss TMME!
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