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A kozy for my Kindle…

So you may remember I was having a heck of a time deciding on a cover for my lovely new toy {seriously the Mr. hit a home run with this gift}…

After days of “window” shopping on ETSY, I finally decided to bite the bullet and…made one for myself! I figured that I would stick to something up-cycled from things around the house. That way, if I hated it I could just toss it out and buy one at the Creative Estate’s Handmade Market in April.

So, it’s not perfect and there were so many other cute ones I could have bought, but I kinda like it!

All of the materials for this project were culled from a bag of stuff that’s been waiting to go to D.I. for ages.


  • Fabric of choice (came from a pair of loose linen Capri’s)
  • Cotton batting
  • Button (also from the linen pants)
  • Stretchy jewelry cord (I am sure there is a formal name for this, but whatever)
  • Leather flowers (you could use anything for these, I cut up an old purse)
  • Beads (these came off a pair of flip flops)

Total supply cost $0.

Step 1. Cut fabric. Two pieces 6.5 inches wide and 9 inches tall (cover). One piece 12.5 inches wide and 9 inches tall (lining).

Step 2. Take the two smaller pieces and place right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam and press open.

Step 3. Cut batting slightly larger than the cover. Place your sewn pieces right side up on batting.

Step 4. You can quilt your fabric anyway you like. I did a simple stitch 1/4 inch all the way around the outside. I also added a straight stitch line 2/3 from the top and in the ditch.

Step 5. Trim off excess batting.

Step 6. (optional) I used an embroidery hoop and thread to add on a couple of leather flowers and some beads.

Step 7. Place quilted cover right sides together with the lining piece. Add stretchy, jewelry thingy in the middle. Stitch everything together.

Step 8. Place on work surface right sides up and fold into a tube. Stitch all the way around the outside, leaving about a three inch opening on the bottom of the lining piece.

Step 9. Once the cover is turned hand stitch opening closed. Slide lining inside.

Step 10. Stitch around the top to keep everything secure and in place.

Step 11. Hand stitch button to front.

You’re done!

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15 Responses to " A kozy for my Kindle… "

  1. Nicole says:

    That is so cute! Found you on C.R.A.F.T. I really like how the flowers turned out. Nice job & thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Great job Tauni! You really have inspired me. I need to get on this. Of course, my mom & sister’s birthdays aren’t until December so i guess I have a little time. ;o)

    • Tauni says:

      Thanks for leaving a comment on my Kindle post Nicole! Sometimes I forget how quickly these little projects go if you just set about doing it….I think it helped a lot that I forced myself to find everything around the house!

  3. Char says:

    SO CUTE!

    Why did I have to find this on One Pretty Thing and not in my reader?

    • Tauni says:

      Char, Maybe your reader is like mine and you are about 3K posts behind? Thanks for the nice words…they mean a lot coming from you since you’re like my sewing hero!

  4. Holly L

    This is adorable! My hubby has a kindle…in a box on his dresser for over a year…when I steal it, I am making a cover like this!

  5. Leanne says:

    This is so cute. Now I just need a Kindle. It’s on my wish list.

  6. Tauni this is so sweet!! I love the leather flowers – what a cute idea. :)

  7. this is so adorable! We are investing in a kindle this month – I cannot take it anymore! Love your creativity – Have a great weekend!

    • Tauni says:

      Thanks so much Kim! I think you will love your Kindle…I am already putting mine to good use – took it to San Fran with me & found it to be delightful!

  8. Anisha

    You have the monopoly on useful in’armation-orenft monopolies illegal? ;)

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