Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kindle Cover

I love my books and my dream house will have a library with comfy chairs and an espresso machine! However, since I am going to be in Germany for another 4 month and want to read the Game of Thrones series, I broke down and finally bought an e-reader. I was not happy about it but I just couldn't fit 5 large books in my suitcase. I am already 30% done with the first book so I might even be reading something else here when I'm done with those. In other words, it was just more practical for traveling than carrying around books. I was disappointed that e-books were the same price as the paper ones. That doesn't make much sense to me but oh well. I didn't want to spend $30+ on a Kindle cover so I thought I'd make my own. My lovely friend Rachel gave me an Etsy gift card for my birthday so I found a pattern and made one myself. I think it is much nicer looking (and a fraction of the price) than the store bought ones. It's a nice snug fit and very padded so I never feel worried about carrying it in my backpack or, heaven forbid, dropping it. I really love this fabric and hope to make more things out of it if I can find it again. The seller gives her buyers permission to sell things made from this pattern so I might add a few of these to my Etsy shop when I get back.

 It has 2 little pockets and one large one on the inside flap

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