New Tablet Sleeve

Today I'm stepping out of the box to share a sewing project with you.  Please do not 'hate' when you see my unorthodox sewing methods, honestly, it's how I roll...

Here's how this project started. I had a really great cover for my Kindle Fire.  It had magnetic edges that automatically shut it off when the cover was closed.......until the magnets stopped working. This was a big problem, so I decided to make myself a new one with the supplies I had around the house.   I had some scraps from the curtains I made for the living room and some batting from making potholders last year, everything I needed without having to step out the door, where it was cold........and snowy........ and icy........you get the picture.  
I used 2 strips of fabric and 1 strip of batting:
I used my Kindle to measure how much fabric I needed, allowing for seams, etc.  Remember, those unorthodox methods?? 
Once I figured out those measurements, I place the fabric pieces right sides together:
I then placed the batting on top of the two pieces of fabric, leaving room at the top edge for a hem.
Then a seam was sewed up each side, leaving the short edges open. 
The batting was trimmed back to the seam to eliminate some of the 'bulk'.
Then the entire thing was turned right-side out and pressed.
The two short edges were hemmed:
The entire piece was folded in half and the side seams were sewn. A little space was left at the top to make it easier to remove and insert the Kindle.
I purposely made this sleeve as a 'tight fit' so there was no risk of the Kindle falling out of it.
Another project crossed off the list and my Kindle sleeve matches the living room curtains, which is important since that's where it lives most of the time.
I bought more of this fabric so I can make some pillows and recover the rocking chair.  When I get that all done, I'll have to share the living room.  Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Just beautiful! Love the fabric and the way you put it together. I am a sew it my way kind of girl, too. It's fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I never was very good at following directions on patterns!

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  2. Ann, I love it! I think it looks awesome and the fabric is so pretty! Your methods look fine to me. My sewing involves tape and hot glue! Hugs!

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    1. You're so funny, Benita and, believe me, I am not above using tape and hot glue! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. So pretty, love the fabric, looking forward to seeing the end result.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  4. What a fun idea! I love the fabric and how easy it is to make, too. Sometimes I get in the mood to make something but have no time for long projects. This is perfect. It would make a great gift, too!

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    1. I like quick projects too, Sinea. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love the idea of matching your kindle sleeve to the living room curtains, how perfect! This is such a simple to follow tutorial - also perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Sometimes scraps are a lifesaver!

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  6. What a great tutorial! This will be one of my features this Saturday at the Snickerdoodle link party!

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    1. Thank you, Roseann. I'm thrilled to be featured!

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  7. What a fun sewing project, and how nice that it matches your curtains too! Very fun and inspirational :)

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  8. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.


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  9. So pretty, Ann... and such a great tutorial! Thank you for joining in at Homestyle Gathering... hope to see you each week!

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  10. So simple! I think I will make this for my daughter's birthday! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Let me know how yours turns out, Elyse. I'm thrilled that I inspired you!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing at TFT!

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  12. What a fun idea! Pretty fabric, too! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  13. This is so pretty! What a great idea. I love the fabric, and I love your "unorthodox" ways. :) Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I tend to be an 'out-of-the-box' kind of gal! LOL

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