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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I MADE THIS!

I'm so excited!  I wanted a cover/stand for my Kindle for a while now but couldn't find one that I really loved.  So I did some searching online and found a tutorial to make my own.  And I did!  I actually made one!  A novice sewer ... made a Kindle cover!  I'm so pumped!  It's not perfect, but it is pretty good.

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A little self portrait going on there.  :)

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I wanted one that would stand up so when I'm reading while eating lunch or trying to view a recipe while cooking, my Kindle would, well, stand up.  Without me trying to prop it up on something and risk it falling over.

The tutorial that I followed was here.  So I won't bother with trying to give instructions because theirs are pretty good.  The only adjustments I made were to make my elastic a bit longer and my fabric a little larger than what the website says.  That gave me more room for error, which I found out the hard way that I needed.  :)  After spending a few hours at a friend's house on Monday doing some sewing and then having it not work.  But that is how we learn most things ... the hard way.

Like last night when I was making Italian bread to go with dinner and I forgot to put the yeast in the bread machine.  And I didn't realize it until it was all done mixing.  I did manage to salvage the bread - just kneaded the yeast in the dough after taking it out of the machine.  And letting it rise for over an hour instead of 30 minutes, which is what it would normally need.  It turned out okay but was much smaller and denser than it should have been had I remembered the yeast.  And it was way more work.  You can bet I'll never forget the yeast again!  :)

Anyway, once I was done with the Kindle cover/stand, I hemmed a pair of Keira's jeans and fixed a zipper on one pair of Alex's jammies.  

I also learned how to change the foot on my sewing machine from the standard one to a zipper one.  And I learned how to do a whip stitch.  I feel so educated now!  :)

I'm going to see what else I can make now.  We still need curtains in our home, so I think I'll try my hand at them.   So many possibilities!  :)

Linking with Gina's Your Best Weekly, In the Moment with Sarah, Project Alicia, and Live and Love ... Out Loud.

6 comments:

Tamar SB said...

It loos great!! My mom sewed my ipad case and I love having a one of a kind one!

Laura said...

Looks great Kim!!

Laurie said...

What a great idea, and it feels wonderful to accomplish a project. Learning the hard way, is not always bad, and it helps you remember for the next time.

Rainey said...

That's cool! I think I might look into that. I don't like to sew, but it'd be worth it to get something that stands up. I could get a cool "bookish" fabric. Oh the possibilities! Great job!

Gone Country said...

Great job! I think I'll go check the tutorial out and see if I want to add that to my ever-growing list of things I want to make/sew, lol!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Look at you!!!! So excited to see that you made this- I would be a bit nervous about tackling something like that. I remember when you made your placemats & now you are making this fabulous tablet cover. You are rocking the sewing machine!!!