Tutorial: Quilted Kindle Case

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Time to make a fun little protective case for your kindle or other electronic reader. Custom make this case to fit your device like a glove.

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Supplies:

  • Fabric
  • Batting (I used a piece that was 7”x17”)
  • Rotary mat and cutter
  • Scissors
  • Fabric pins
  • Ribbon (1/2” wide)
  • Buttons

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Cut strips of fabric to sizes of your liking and sew the strips together, making a piece large enough to cover the device with about an inch and a half extra where the seams will go.

Press seams.

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Cut a piece of backing fabric a little larger than the batting and pin all three pieces together.

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Quilt as desired.

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Fold the quilted fabric wrong side outwards and slide the device in between the folds. Pin around the sides, leaving about a quarter of an inch of space between the pins and the device. Sew down the sides of the case where the pins are.

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Trim seams down to half an inch.

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Insert device into case and take note of where the end of the kindle is…

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Trim off the excess fabric to leave one-quarter of an inch longer than the end of the device was.

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Cut two pieces of ribbon about 3 and 1/2 inches each.

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Pin ribbons like so onto the case under binding.

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Pin binding right sides together (I used 1 and 1/2 inch strips leftover from another project).

Sew binding to case, leaving about two inches at the beginning and end.

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Fold one edge of fabric upwards like shown and then overlap the remaining binding on top of it. Pin and sew.

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Trim off excess fabric and ribbon.

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Finish binding by folding the raw edges over and using an invisible ladder stitch.

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Add buttons to opposing side of case.

Enjoy!

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