Saturday, September 8, 2012

Something in Red (and pink)

Friend MaryAnn and I spent yesterday making Christmas prezzies.  This is the only one I can share, because I know she showed it to the recipient as soon as she got home:

Can you guess what it is?

Yep, it's a Kindle Cover.   We used the template and directions from Nancy Zieman at Nancy's Notions.

Only problem was, the small size was still much bigger than the modern Kindle, so we had to calculate sizing on our own.  Not easy for two math-challenged Mamas, but we managed!

The exterior fabric is "love city" from the Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2011.

We added an interior pocket, just for fun.  The binding is Kona Cotton solids "Cerise."

We used pony-tail holders as Kindle holders. (P.S., next time we will use elastic.  Those pony-tail holders are a bear to sew over!)

And of course, a "My Aunt Martha Made It" label from GutenTags.

I know Daly will like it, because it's PINK!

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  1. Your Kindle cover is absolutely wonderful! LOVE it!

  2. Love the "Love City" fabric - very organised to be doing Christmas presents so early - well I know its not that long til Christmas but its not on my horizon yet.
    (Funny we would probably say it was a dog to sew over if we were being polite!!)

  3. Very nice gift!!! I'd like to make one for my MIL...but here is my favorite question I always ask it easy? ;)

  4. This is great Marti!
    I'm hoping for a Kindle for Christmas!

  5. How wonderful! And it looks like you did great on changing the measurements!!

  6. Another neat thing about the template from Nancy Zieman/ Clover Product- it is multi-sized. You have 3 sizes for the electronic readers including the ipad, and you also have 3 templates for paper tablet keepers. I made up some paper tablet keepers for several of my relatives that are not into electronics, but just like to have a pretty cover for a pad of paper. The Wonder Clips and the Wonder Tape she recommends in the paper are also wonderful! Your Kindle cover is very cute. I like the placement of the cat. :o)

  7. Nice one! A kindle owner would love it! I'm a purist myself and I prefer a book but I can still appreciate a good design when I see one!


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