Although I own a tablet I love (a Samsung) and use it often to read via Libby (library) and Kindle, I opted to purchase a Kindle Reader on Amazon Prime Day.
Mainly because I spend a lot of time in the back yard, on the deck reading while the kids are playing in the blow up pool.
Unfortunately, my tablet has too much glare to allow me to read-even under the umbrella.
I do both real books and ebooks, but probably more ebooks.
Instead of purchasing a case, I opted to make one.
I used this video tutorial from Shabby Fabrics.
I’ve used other tutorials from this company and have always been happy with the end results (pillow cases, etc.).
I dug in my stash and found THE PERFECT fabric-BOOK SHELVES!
I opted not to make the pocket that was in the pattern as this is such a small case it would be pointless.
One thing I am not happy with, is my topstitching in the final step.
My machine kept “jumping/moving” over the bulky seam (you can see my major dip on the right).
I seam ripped 3 times, but it kept happening (I think due to the small space, I was having trouble).
So, I may seam rip at some point and redo.
However, I may also make a whole new one.
This is cute and the e-reader fits, but it is super snug (like “press the e-reader into my chin as I pull up the case” snug).
EDIT: actually, its almost as if it stretched a bit! It fits perfectly now!
Luckily, I have more of this fabric!
(Don’t you love my thread catcher/container??? I found it in my local antique/consignment shop…makes my happy to throw my thread snips in there).
My machine definitely needs a tune up.
Unfortunately, the class I was going to take (all about cleaning and caring for vintage machines) was cancelled.
A local fabric company in Rhode Island is going to have someone in the lobby to tune up machines soon, so I’ll probably bring it and then putter around looking at fabric!).
Have a great week!