Saturday, February 19, 2011

I Hate Technology

But I love my Kindle. I received it as a gift at 10 PM one night and had chosen a pattern for a Kindle case by nine the following morning. I knew I could figure the pattern out myself, but it was just so nice to be able to mindlessly cut the fabric and sew it together while watching True Blood (or whatever, just saying).

I still had all of my scraps out from the burrito pillow, so I dug into my stash for the perfect neutral fabric for the body. I had about two yards of this charcoal wool that I bought at Sewfisticated nine months ago for $1.75. I had dreams of making a bag that looks like a large version of this case. Gotta start small.

I made two of these in about three hours, while talking on the phone, watching television, and eating leftover V-day cheesecake. For the internal fabric, I used a purple polka dot that I bought to back a baby quilt a few months ago, but never used. So I used about 1/4 yard of a fabric I really don't like and still have 1 and 1/4 yards left over (at least I'm making progress!). I also used wool batting, which I thought would be a bit more protective because of the higher loft, but I wish I hadn't because it feels a bit too those little stuffed books that you give to babies.

I modified the closure strap and sewed on a snap, but think I should have used Velcro instead...I will probably rip it off tonight and replace the snap the Velcro, which is much better when you're in a rush to get on and off the train!

I also omitted the pockets the pattern includes...both to speed the process up and because I couldn't think of anything I would need to put in the pocket of my Kindle case.

I'm looking forward to having some time to sew this weekend. Happy President's Day, everyone!


  1. Super cute! Glad to see you got all set up with a new blog! There is a way to bring over your wordpress posts too if you wanted. I found the directions online somewhere but if you need help, just let me know and Im sure I can find it again.