But I've been on a hot streak lately, and since my Kindle-baby has been getting so much use, it was time to make her a new sleeve. A no-sew sleeve, of course!
Nothing I make is ever complicated, but this is as easy as it gets. Cutting and gluing are the only steps.
First, I bought some felt that was embossed with a crocodile motif. (Apparently this is a new trend I've been missing: awesomely-printed felts.) Each piece was 99 cents.
I decided the red would go on the inside, so cut a centimeter from three of the edges to make a smaller "pocket" for the Kindle. Then I lined everything up, just to make sure I'd have enough room for the Liquid Stitch.
Felt is a "thirsty" fabric, so even when you think you have enough Liquid Stitch (or glue of your choice), you'll probably need to slather some more on there. I glued the red pocket together first, pressing down as I went.
I did the same thing for the brown exterior. And I'm not kidding when I say you'll need A LOT of adhesive. If you don't put enough down, it'll soak right in before the sides can stick together, and then you'll have weird gappy holes everywhere.
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So once your gallon of LS is ready to roll, press down hard on the outside seam. For an extra-firm attachment, put the sleeve under a heavy book. Leave it there for a few hours.
And that's it! Say hello to your new Kindle holder:
What do you store your Kindle in? Ever made one of these yourself? What'd you use?