Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) In the summer I got a basic kindle with a lighted case which I adore. Sadly despite the case being amazon made the quality of the outside of the case is terrible-it scratches up terribly and every time I looked at it I got annoyed! So I decided to remedy this by making my own pretty kindle case for the kindle in its lighted case (I need the light in case I read at night so dont want to lose this feature)
Obviously I had to create my own pattern as its unusual making a case for a kindle already in a case with challenges like being able to use the light and to be able to slip the case front in but I persevered. Considering I am relatively new to sewing I am really pleased with how well I managed to piece this together-it just goes to show if any of you are scared of sewing dont be-if I can do it anyone can! ;-)
I used some remnants I bought which are a lovely heavy weight cotton. First of all I made the pocket base for the lighted case. I cut two 2 inch squares and folded them into triangles which I then machine sewed. I cut two panels of material to fit the back of the case and sewed them all right sides together, leaving a hole to pull them the right way out, then sewed this shut. Next I cut my front and inside panels of my case. I sewed the pocket base onto the inside panel of my case. I cut out a pocket panel to slide the front of the case into and sewed a seam along one side. I then placed all the panels right side together, leaving a hole to pull it right way out again. After I did so I sewed this opening closed. I then decided to make a strap to close the case so I used some of the butterfly material and folded this over and sewed to make the strap tidy. I then sewed one end under the pocked base panel. I then sewed the strap to a butterfly applique I have had for a while, to which I added a popper catch. Lastly I sewed the other side of the popper catch to the front of my case. All done :-) What do you think?
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)