Friday, June 13, 2014

Kindle Cover Upgrade

This week I upgraded my Kindle cover.

I hate buying covers and cases for electronics. They seem so expensive, and have always thought I could make one at home.

I used to crochet my Kindle covers. This is one I made with a Tunisian/afghan hook about 6 months ago. The nice thing about these is they're very easy to make. The problem is, they don't last long.

I was able to make this fairly quickly, but ran into a few problems when I was trying to line up the corners that hold the Kindle in place.
When I put the binding on, I also fastened a piece of elastic on the back so I could fold it over and hold the cover shut.
The cover is bigger than I would have liked, as I wasn't really sure how much bigger than the Kindle it should be.

It serves its purpose though, and it's nice that I can leave it in the cover when in use and when charging. I'm hoping this one will hold up better than the ones I've crocheted!

Happy Friday!

Linking at Crazy Mom Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation. p.s. my Picnic Quilt was featured on MQI's NTT this week, woot! :)  


  1. I made my own Kindle cover, too! Mine is much more low tech. I just used some neoprene to help really cushion it when I want to jam it in my purse or backpack. Yours is much prettier and more stylish than mine! :)

  2. I really like your mix of fabrics and the zigzag stitching.

  3. um are you spying on me?!?! I just made my own kindle cover too, with the corners and elastic too! I used a 5x7 flat paint canvas in the front cover to make it a little more sturdy. love the zig zag stitches and fabric!

  4. Great Kindle case! The design is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation