Thursday, December 16, 2010

E-Reader Kindle Cover Tutorial and Free Pattern

This year, I got my husband a Kindle for Christmas. I'm big on handmade gifts so thought that since I was purchasing the Kindle, I could make him a cover.

Assuming there were quite a few tutorials around the blogosphere, I tried to find one to save myself some time. However, I couldn't really find what I was looking for. A lot of the results were too feminine and just not what I had in mind.

If using fabric only, a cover with no embellishments, this project would take under and hour from start to finish! I decided to personalize mine a bit more, making the finished result much more geeky for my hubby.

Here's what you need to make your own Kindle Cover:
-1/4 yd fabric for lining
-1/4 yd fabric for outer cover
-1/4 yd batting
-6" sew in velcro
-free pattern for Kindle Cover here


1. Using the free Kindle cover pattern, Cut 1 Cover B of lining fabric, batting and outer fabric each. Cut 1 Cover A of lining fabric and outer fabric. Cut 1 Batting of Batting A and Batting B.

2. With the outer cover fabric, pin the Cover A to Cover B, matching up the bottom corners. Sew around the three sides, leaving the top of the cover open using 1/4" seam allowance.

3. Draw grid lines or follow a pattern that makes sense for your fabric and quilt the layers together. I used a plaid for my lining so I just followed the lines provided to save myself some time.

4. With your lining fabric and batting quilted, place A and B right sides together. Sew around the three sides, leaving the top open using 1/4" seam allowance. Don't forget to leave an opening in the bottom of the lining to be able to turn the cover right side out later on. Trim the corners.

5. Slide the outer cover into the lining, with right sides facing each other. Sew around the top of the cover with 1/4" seam allowance.

6. Pull the cover through the opening that you left in the lining. Finish the lining by sewing the opening shut with a blind stitch.

7. With the seams all aligned, press the top of the Kindle flap. Sew around the top of the cover with a top stitch. This will help keep things from sliding around while your Kindle cover gets use.

8. Sew in the velcro on the flap, then on the cover. My cover was made with felt, so I just sewed the velcro to the top flap.

9. Now slip in your kindle and away you go!


  1. How cool! I wonder if I can make one for my sister! Time is running out, lol!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Holidays!
    hugs, margie

  2. I made this. Thank you so so much!


  3. Thanks so much for sharing a nice pattern and great how-to photos!



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