This week's DIY project is a simple kindle sleeve. It's seriously super simple and you can can make it a no-sew project if you're not into sewing. You can also use a bigger envelope and make an ipad sleeve instead.
I have been wanting to make a new kindle case for a while. I made my last case about 2-3 years ago and it was time to retire it! I had all the supplies a home and it took an hour (max) to make.
Here's what you need:
- An envelope large enough to fit your kindle (ipad if you prefer)
- Hot glue or a needle and thread
- cardborad (I used an old pasta box)
- a clear working space
Cut out 2 pieces of cardboard that are just about as big as your envelope.
Next glue one piece of the cardboard to each side of the envelope.
Step 2Lay your envelope on your fabric and trace your envelope out with pencil.
*You want to trace on the inner side of the fabric, not the side that will show.
Sew or hot glue your two pieces of fabric together along the line you traced. I chose to sew just to make it extra sturdy. Then cut off the excess fabric leaving about 1/4 of an inch around.
*Be sure to have your two pieces of fabric facing inside outward so that after they are sewn/glued you can flip it right-side-out and have the correct side showing.
Flip your fabric inside out and insert the envelope. I then add a little glue on the outside of the envelop to hold the fabric in place, but it's pretty snug anyways so it stays put.
*The envelope is about 1 inch longer than the kindle but I will probably add a magnetic button or clasp so it can close. If you want the sleeve to be the exact size of your kindle you can just cut off a bit from the top of the envelop before you start (measuring it against your kindle of course), then follow the steps as usual.