The best DIY project usually come from need, and that’s how this Kindle case project began. You can whip up a stylish case to protect your Kindle (or iPad, iPhone, Android, etc) in just 15 minutes if you have a bit of felt and some trim. (Perhaps the Simplicity trim from the March Whimseybox!)
This project was made with a nice wool felt which will give the best result, but you can use acrylic felt too if that’s what you have on hand. You’ll also need some trim (any style you like), a ruler and scissors and a sewing machine or needle and thread or Fabric Fusion.
Measure your gadget and mark the lines to cut allowing for a 1/2″ seam on each of the short sides and no seam allowance (because we won’t be sewing) the long side. For my Kindle Fire I cut an 8 1/2″ by 9 3/4″ rectangle.
Cut two pieces of trim the same length as the longest side of rectangle. This will result in trim on each of the short sides of the finished piece. You could also put trim on the long side of the finished piece by putting sewing it to the short sides of the rectangle in this step. Experiment and decide what design you like best- be creative! Secure the trim with pins and then sew right along the edge.
You can use a machine or sew the trim by hand. If you enjoy sewing by hand you may also want to sew along each the scalloped edge of the trim by hand as well to secure the lace. If you don’t enjoy hand sewing…
… grab some Fabric Fusion! Run a fine bead along the underside of each scallop and press it firmly to the felt.
Fold the felt together with right sides facing and sew along each of short sides right on top of the lines you’ve already stitched. Then flip the piece right side out and press each of the corners.
Insert your Kindle (or other device) and you’re ready to go!