Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stand-up Case Cover for Kindle or other ereaders (eg. the Nook)

 This is a prototype Kindle Cover I made for a friend. Easy Peasy.

When it's all folded up, it protects the kindle inside, the flap held closed by elastic. 
Above is the front view with flap held closed with elastic.
Below is the back view.
The outer fabric is a stretchy black and white knit.
The inside is made from the covers of a hardcover book. The cover is sturdy enough to stand up for hands-free reading. (I don't have a kindle, so below is my "artist's interpretation" of one standing up.

Here it's laying flat.

How to: Cut off the covers off an old hardcover book

Cut the pieces to size

 Sew up a long tube with elastic on one side

and a stretchy flap pocket on the other side to hold the kindle upright

 Take the snake like tube, and insert the book cover pieces. Sew them in place.

...and there you have it. A stand-up ereader for hands free reading.

or folded up to store or carry in your purse.


  1. Awesome ebook cover. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  2. That's a wonderful ebook cover. Thank you for posting instructions. Using the hard cover of a book is very clever.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to do a tutorial. This looks like a very handy project. And I like the artist's impression!

  4. Thank you for such a brilliant gift idea and wonderful instructions. Don't let my BFF see this!

  5. It looks great! Nice work. I really like the fabric, too!

  6. Thanks for such great directions. I have made something similar with your idea, but I had to knit my cloth tube since I do not own a sewing machine.

  7. This is awesome, my ereader came with a cover but the one my mum got didn't, now I will make one in her favorite color! Thanks!

  8. Very nice! I made myself a kindle case but it doesn't stand up (:

  9. Thanks, I am going to sew one. I didn't want to pay the $40 for the one in the store and I like having mine original. You are my kind of girl!


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