Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas in July: E-Reader Sleeve Tutorial


Hi everyone and welcome to the second stop on the Christmas in July blog hop!  I'd like to first thank Elizabeth for putting this whole sha-bang together, to start getting us ready for the holidays, and I'd secondly like to thank the Fat Quarter Shop who has generously donated a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader!  Check out the bottom of this post for how to enter to win.   

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If you are anything like me, you have big, huge, grandiose plans and ideas of making boatloads of handmade gifts for the holidays, and are shocked when the middle of December rolls around and you have nothing done.  Hopefully this blog hop will at least give you some inspiration for handmade gift and decor ideas, so the holidays don't sneak up this year and take you by surprise.  Today's gift idea is a super simple tutorial for an E-Reader sleeve, which will fit any full sized Kindle or Nook Color/Tablet (or any e-reader measuring approximately 8" x 5" x .5").

A good handful of my friends and family are big readers who have made the switch from actual books to e-readers (myself included), and I thought a nice slim fitting E-Reader sleeve would be a great gift idea.  Hopefully you can use this tutorial to check a few gift recipients off your list as well!

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Materials:

For e-reader measuring appx. 8" x 5"

Outer fabric: 7" x 18"
Lining fabric: 7" x 18"
fusible fleece: 6.25" x 17.25"
outer pocket fabric: 7" x 11.5"
outer pocket lining fabric: 7" x 13.5"
(2) pieces very stiff interfacing: 5.75" x 8.5" (Pellon 70)
fabric covered button kit
fabric square for button: 2.25" x 2.25"
elastic hair tie

edited to add:
For Nook Simple touch, or e-reader measuring appx. 6.5" x 5"


Outer fabric: 7" x 15"
Lining fabric: 7" x 15"
fusible fleece: 6.25" x 14.25"
outer pocket fabric: 7" x 9.5"
outer pocket lining fabric: 7" x 11.5"
(2) pieces very stiff interfacing: 5.75" x 7" (Pellon 70)
fabric covered button kit
fabric square for button: 2.25" x 2.25"
elastic hair tie


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1.  Center the fusible fleece on the wrong side of your outer fabric and press into place

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2.  Align the outer pocket fabric and pocket lining fabric right sides together.  The lining fabric will be longer than the outer pocket fabric, but align the short edges and pin in place.  

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3.  Sew each short edge with a 1/4" inseam.

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4.  Turn pocket piece right side out.  Press so that the lining fabric is exposed 1/2" on each short edge.

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5.  Measure 3" in from each short edge (2.5" in from each short edge for Nook Simple Touch measurements) and make a small mark along each long side (make sure your mark stays within a 1/4" inseam).  This will mark the placement for the outer pocket.

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6.  Align the short edges of the outer pocket with the marks you made in step 5 and pin into place.

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7.  Baste wrong side of pocket to the right side of the outer fabric using a 1/8" inseam.  I find it helpful to stitch with the wrong side of the outer fabric/fusible fleece facing up.

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8.  Layer outer fabric/pocket piece and lining fabric right sides together.  Pin into place.  

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9.  Take your elastic hair tie and put a pin at about a quarter of the way in on each side of the hair tie.  This will help hold the hair tie together to sew it into the inseam.

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10.  Along one of the short edges (which ever edge you would like to be the backside of your e-reader sleeve) make a small mark at the center of  the short edge.  Place your pinned hair elastic so that approximately 3/4 of the hair tie is sandwiched between the right sides of the outer fabric and lining fabric.  approximately 1/4 of the hair tie should be sticking out.  Pin into place.

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11.  Leaving a 5" opening along the opposite short edge (without the hair tie pinned into place), and stitch around all sides using a generous 1/4" inseam, being sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of your line of stitcing.  Clip corners and turn right side out through the 5" opening along the short edge.   Press seams.

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12.  Top stitch along the short edge with the elastic sticking out, being sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of your line of stitching.

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13.  Use the opening along the short edge to insert the pieces of stiff interfacing.  Insert them one at a time, making to work the first piece all the way against the top stitching of the opposite short edge.  Insert the second piece so that it buts against the first inserted piece.  Be sure to center each piece as well.

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14.  Fold the raw edges of the opening in towards the center and press into place.

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15.  Top stitch along the short edge, being sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of your line of stitches to close the opening.

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16.  Mark the center of the short edge you just stitched closed, and measure down 1.25" -1.5" (ignore that my ruler is aligned at 1.75" down).  Mark a small mark using air/water soluble marking pen.  This will mark where to attach the button.

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17.  Using the 2.25" square piece of fabric, follow the manufacturers instructions to make a covered button.  Sew covered button onto the spot marked in step 16.

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18.  Fold in half lengthwise, aligning the top edges.

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19.  Stitch along each long edge using a generous 1/8" inseam.  Be sure to go slow and use a heavy duty needle, as you will be sewing through quite a few layers of fabric.  Make sure to back stitch at the beginning and ending of your line of stitching.

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20.  Ta-da!  Stand back and admire your new stylish sleek e-reader sleeve, and check off one of those gifts from your holiday sewing to-do list!

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Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!  If you decide to make an e-reader sleeve using this tutorial, I'd love to see it!  Be sure to add it to the Stitching with SewCraftyJess Flickr Group 

Now onto the good stuff, to enter to win the $50 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate, leave me a comment on this post, telling me if you plan on doing any holiday sewing and if you've started yet.  I'll leave the giveaway open until Friday morning, and then Mr. Random will draw a winner.

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Be sure to checkout the rest of the stops on the Christmas in July blog hop, there's a giveaway at every stop!  Here is the schedule chock full of talented quilty bloggers with all sorts of holiday inspiration (and giveaways!)

Monday 7/16 - Don't Call Me Betsy
Tuesday 7/17 - Sew Crafty Jess
Wednesday 7/18 - Pink Penguin
Thursday 7/19 - Freshly Pieced
Friday 7/20 - Sew Sweetness
Monday 7/23 - Happy Quilting
Tuesday 7/24 - Comfort Stitching
Wednesday 7/25 - Diary of a Quilter
Thursday 7/26 - Felicity Quilts

143 comments:

  1. Thanks for this tute - think I'll make one for my godmother (age 84) who loves her Kindle! And I'm getting ready now to start on my Christmas "postcards" - they are so fun and also enjoyed by the recipients. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. Love it! I have started my holiday sewing already - I am about 1/3 through quilting a quilt for my grandma and I've got plans for a million more projects. Time will tell how many of those plans actually happen :)

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  3. Great tutorial. I guess you could say I've started my holiday sewing, since I have some UFOs from last year that I can now finish this year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I havent officially started on my holiday sewing, but I just made one of Noodlehead's open wide pouches, and I love it! I have already started thinking of potential recipients and think it will make a great Christmas gift.

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  5. I always do some holiday sewing, but usually don't start until its rush time. Maybe this will get me motivated to start earlier. Great tutorial!

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  6. I was thinking of knitting everyone socks this year, but I might have to try this case for my sister-in-law. Thanks!

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  7. I'd like to make bags for the girls (kids) on my list. I haven't started yet. I wanted to use July to make gifts but I haven't yet. I even picked out the fabric in June!

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  8. Thanks for a great tutorial - I have a few friends who I'm sure would appreciate receiving one of these!

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  9. Great Tutorial. I usually make homemade christmas gifts but I always seem to wait till the last minute so I don't seem to get as many done as planned.

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  10. Great tutorial. I will be making one for my daughter in law and possibly my husband as well. I am making quilts for my children and their families this Christmas. Love your blog!

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  11. Great project. Thanks for sharing. I bought Christmas fabric, I just haven't had time to think what I would like to make. I'm being a good girl and finishing a twin sized quilt at the moment. I think a dresden tree skirt would be my hearts desire, though.

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  12. Thanks for a great tutorial! I'll be making this soon and maybe another to have on hand for that special Christmas gift for a friend or relative.

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  13. What is it about the heat of summer that has us all dreaming of Chritsmas? :) I have already started on several Christmas projects, my favorite at the moment that I am working on is a King Size Christmas/Winter themed Sampler Quilt. There will also be some new table runners, placemats, tree skirts...and I am considering creating some Christmas curtain/window treatments for the kitchen.

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  14. This is so cute!! I just made a wall hanging and I think I'm going to make a table runner this year ;)

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  15. I love this sleeve! I may have to make one for some of my friends. My hubby and I are missionaries and we have monthly supporters. I would really like to make handmade gifts for them this year. I am hoping to make the pencil cases from the Zakka Style book. I better get started.

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  16. I keep telling myself that I'm going to start gifts early this year (just like every year!), but it never seems to happen. I need to sit down & come up with some good ideas so I can really get started!

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  17. Oh my! I anticipate a lot of Xmas sewing, but haven't even given it a thought! I've made myself a kindle sleeve but will probably make some for others.

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  18. Such a cute cover! I'm still catching up on sewing for a July 9th birthday (oops!). But soon, maybe, I'll start on something Christmas. I've joined a Christmas in July charm swap on Flickr, which should be very inspiring. In fact, we need more swappers if anyone is interested, send me an email and I'll give you a link. But shoot yeah, I'd love to win a gift certificate to the Fat quarter shop! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  19. I've been sewing for weddings and babies all summer, but I am almost done. Starting on Christmas projects sounds like a great plan! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. Oh this is wonderful. Thank you for the tutorial. I have planned on getting my husband an e-reader for Christmas. Perfect timing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  21. I haven't started any holiday sewing. My first project isa quilt for daughter's birthday. I want to make a few gifts but still trying to figure out what to make. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  22. I haven't started my holiday sewing yet and as we will be moving in October, can't make up my mind whether to start now or wait till after the move!

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  23. This sleeve is very cute.Thanks for the tutorial.I do always christmas sewing but I haven`t started yet.

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  24. I'll definitely do some holiday sewing- but leave it until late, and then be in a rush :)

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  25. I do plan on doing holiday sewing. I have started a bag to take on holidays to Vancouver with me and soon I will be making this tutorial for my ipad! LOVE this one.

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  26. I need to start my holiday sewing - eek!! Great tutorial - my Dad is getting a Kindle Fire for his birthday so this would be a great gift for him! Thanks!

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  27. I want to make several quilts for Christmas. I have already started, so fingers crossed that Ican finish them all!
    ~Amy~

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  28. I definitely need to do some Christmas sewing, but I haven't planned it out yet. I better start soon!!

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  29. What a great tutorial! I will definitely keep this on my list of possible Christmas present projects!!

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  30. That's a great tutorial for an e-reader sleeve. Thank you very much. I want to make a sleeve for my husband's tablet and this may be adaptable to use. His is larger than most of the other tutorials I've found for e-readers or tablets but many of those I wasn't sure about adapting them. Yours I think may.

    I have only gotten one Christmas gift started although my list of projects is about done unless I change things on my list or add more to it. I normally like to start making things in June, but this year I've had way too many other things taking my time so I've been feeling a bit stressed already because I have some big projects in mind that will take some time to complete.

    Anyway, thank you very much again for the great tutorial.

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  31. I still haven't actually finished last year's Christmas gifts... so I'm not holding out much hope for this year! I have a quilt planned for my parents - the top is pieced, and I have the back put together...now I just have to find the stamina and determination to quilt a basically queen+ sized quilt on my home machine! EEP! D:

    Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win!

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  32. I love this sleeve! I think it will be in some stockings this year. thanks!

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  33. Oh yes, I have already started on Christmas sewing, I am making yo-yo's as part of what will go on my home crafted christmas cards... Love the sleeve.

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  34. I plan to make a lot of Christmas gifts this year, but I have not started anything yet!

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  35. awesome tutorial Jess! I do plan on some holiday sewing.. both decor and gifts. I've started on a paper pieced gnome/elf tv console runner already, and am doing a few chalkboard activity booklets for the kids in the family.. and tree skirts. I lurve me some christmas!

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  36. I really really really want to make my mother-in-law some stockings for christmas. I need to get to work!

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  37. I haven't started yet but I am determined to make some zip pouches but love, love your tutorial and may try some of these. Thank you.

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  38. I don't do a lot of holiday sewing - too much pressure! I like to give gifts as they're finished.

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  39. I start after the holidays when the grandchildren put in their orders for a new quilt so I can get started ahead of time. I do enjoy seeing their quilts wrap around them. They take them everywhere. I enjoy making them. Judith, Texas

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  40. No Christmas sewing yet, unless the two quilts waiting to be basted take that long to finish...

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  41. Right now I am working on a quilt and a table topper. Neither will be a Christmas gift although will be gifts whenever I get them done. Soon I hope to work on some small make- up bags which I will use for Christmas gifts. Would like to do an eReader sleeve for an iPad so could easily change the dimensions on this tutorial. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  42. Yes - two big quilts, and already well on my way (nevermind that I started one of them over a year ago!)

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  43. I do! Simple pouches for my friends n family:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Yes! I've started already - Christmas table runners, and a special 'grandchildren hand-print' quilt for my MIL. I hope I get them done!!!

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  45. I do plan on doing some but haven't really even thought about it... I am always so lat minute!
    Your tutorial is making me wish I had an e-reader and I love the idea of use hair ties, very clever!

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  46. Looks like a great project. I want to do a few projects, but no i haven't started anything yet!

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  47. Kristen SandersonJuly 17, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Great tutorial! I have a pile of christmas sewing just waiting to be done. A tree skirt that just needs binding and a couple of stockings that I havent started yet. Christmas in July is great motivation! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  48. Love the simple, yet interesting design of this project. My mother-in-law suggested I make something like this for my father-in-law for Christmas, so this has come in handy! Just need to adapt the measurements for an iPad and find some masculine fabric (that's the hard part).

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  49. what a great pattern you have created.
    Yes, I have and am making things for Christmas. I am getting ready to make a table runner for my DIL.
    thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Thanks for a great tutorial! My daughter has promised me a kindle for Christmas so would I be jumping the gun to make a cover now???

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  51. I haven't done any Christmas sewing yet, but I know a few people with a Kindle and I think that cover would be a lovely gift! So I am going to print out your tutorial and put it on my sewing to-do list!

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  52. Gorgeous cover! Makes me wish I owned an E-Reader =D

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  53. Great pressie idea! I have a quilt to make for my mum and dad that I intend to start soon. I'm hoping if I do a weekend a month on it, then it'll be done by Christmas...

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  54. Thanks for the tutorial! I don't know that I will do holiday sewing this year for others...way too much pressure! I do hope to make some Christmas things for my little clan as soon as I finish a couple of WIPS.

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  56. I put a post in saying how much I loved your tutorial, but I failed to mention anything about holiday sewing to qualify me for the giveaway. Well, I think I'll make this for myself for the holidays. I can make it and wrap it up now and be "surprised" when I open it. Goofy? Well, I am kinda. :)
    tilleybl@aol.com

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  57. Thanks for the tutorial. I started a project for the Christmas this year. It's for my son :)

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  58. Great tutorial, thanks for sahring. I hope to make a tree skirt but it is just at the wishing stage right now. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  59. Great tutorial! I'd like to make one of these for myself actually.. and a couple of friends. ;)

    I haven't started holiday sewing yet, but some of these will probably be on the list, as well as other small things.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  60. Wonderful tutorial! I hope to make a quilt for my husband this year for Christmas. I have a pattern picked out but have not started yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. What a great tutorial. I just made a sleeve, but I think I like this one better :)

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  62. Very cute - makes me want to go buy an e-reader! Christmas, well, quite honestly it seems so far out that I hadnt thought about it much.

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  63. I was thinking about making a small quilt for my best friend's newborn and another set of our friends is also expecting in December so I was thinking about a quilt for a baby/Christmas/Hanuka gift.

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  64. I am planning on doing holiday sewing for gifts for my friends, haven't started yet, but I have a couple of projects in mind! Great sleeve! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  65. This is a great tutorial!! I will definitely be whipping up a few of these, and soon. I started my Christmas sewing in May. I say I'm going to start early every year, and I never do. This year is the first! I'm making quilt-as-you-go placemats for the adults. I still have kids gifts to plan, but the youngest kids (under 6 years old) will be receiving a bowling set made with ladybug fabric. I'm hoping it will bring them hours of fun when it's too cold to go play outside.

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  66. I love this design. I have yet to make myself an ipad case because I found the patterns I really loved, seemed complicated. As for holiday sewing, I want to make a table topper for myself, and finish an advent calendar for my brother and his family. I should probably make a list so I don't forget - and actually get started!

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  67. I am making 2 quilts to give as gifts. One is for my husband and the other is a spider web design for a friend.q. Thanks for a very generous giveaway.

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  68. I need to try this for my kindle! :) Then adjust it a little to fit a 7" tablet, maybe an iPod touch size...very versatile! Thanks!

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  69. Really? Holiday sewing? Good grief. No. Besides, no one in family wants homemade gifts. They already have more quilts than they'll ever use! LOL Happy holiday sewing to everyone else. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. how could i resist holiday sewing? i have not started yet, but i am sure there will be plenty of projects started at the very last minute and sweated over!

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  71. Yikes! I have not done any holiday sewing yet. So much for my New Year's resolution to make at least one item every month!

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  72. I've completed two of three Christmas throws, I have off this summer from teaching and realized today I have 4 weeks left to get the last one done. Once school starts I'm done!

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  73. I'd say the good stuff is first of all your tutorial! I think I will make an iPad cover from it for a dear friend of mine.
    No holiday sewing for me yet, but I am thinking about some project from the latest Zakka book. Cute, small and quite fast to make.

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  74. Thanks for the great tutorial! I haven't started my holiday sewing yet but I'd like to make a quilt for my daughter for christmas.

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  75. I am making a tablet cover from your tutorial and plan to make my office zippered pouches/pencil cases (teachers always need another pencil case). Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  76. I love the fabrics and how sleek this looks. If the one I'm im the midst of winging doesn't work, I''ll have to try it

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  77. I love the fabrics and how sleek this looks. If the one I'm im the midst of winging doesn't work, I''ll have to try it

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  78. Great idea!! My daughter has an ereader and this would be a perfect gift. I always make a few things for Christmas!

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  79. That is a great tutorial thanks for sharing it. I do hope to do some Christmas sewing but have not started yet. I really should start soon but my sewing room is too hot right now to spend much time in it.

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  80. I'm planning to do some Christmas sewing, but haven't started anything yet. I'm too busy sewing shorts for my kids and other odds and ends right now... What a fabulous tutorial! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  81. What a great project and tutorial you have shared! Thank you. I'm still in the thinking/planning stage of gift giving but I know now is the time to start moving.

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  82. What a great little gift. Most of the people I know have e-books now. Thanks so much.

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  83. I have not started yet. I am a TRUE procrastinator (I blame my mom). lol

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  84. I've got a couple of quilts started that will end up as gifts. I love the e-reader sleeve, and definitely plan to make a few. Key fobs are going to be my go-to "bulk" gift. Thanks for the chance!

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  85. I love to make Christmas decor items, so I've been waiting for the news seasonal fabrics to arrive. Looks like it's about time to go shopping for Christmas and start quilting!

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  86. I make lots of Christmas items, but have not started yet. But I love this and I will be making several of them, and my daughters, my sister-in-law and my son, and several friends all have e readers.....can't wait. Thanks for the tut, it looks so easy.

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  87. I plan on holiday sewing. Haven't started yet but with some many great ideas I think I'll be starting soon.

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  88. Such a cute cover, with an ingenious construction technique! I'm making my first present for our own family this year...finishing up my Winter Dresden quilt.

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  89. Cute tute. I don't have an e-reader. I would love an iPad, though. I don't know if there is even going to be any holiday sewing, as in red/green or blue/silver or blue/gold (Christmas and Chanukah), but maybe. I prefer using bright reds and greens that are not Christmas-themed per se; they just make me happy :)

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  90. I have a Sony E Reader that I am going to measure for size. I love this tute and love the fabrics you used to construct yours. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I am the lucky winner!

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  91. Wow - thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win this super prize. If I win, I will certainly do some Christmas sewing - I probably will anyway. And, no - of course I haven't started yet... it is only July, silly :-) No one starts crafting until after Thanksgiiving, right?

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  92. What a fabulous tutorial. I must make one for my Nook.

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  93. Christmas..... i start the countdown on January 25th each year.....
    yes i plan on doing Christmas sewing, last year i made 2 quilts one for us - a Christmas Tree (we'd recently gotten a new kitten and weren't sure how a real tree would fare) and the other was for a (second) Mom... she was thrilled with her Christmas quilt done in "oh Fransons - spark punch" pattern.
    I'm looking forward to make more Christmas lap quilts.

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  94. What a fabulous tutorial, my e reader needs a new home!

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  95. Good job on the tutorial. I think I will make one for my daughter for Christmas. I just sort of fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to sewing for Christmas. I usually decide and start the week before Christmas and then sew like a mad woman for a week. Usually finishing an hour before everyone gets up to open gifts.

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  96. I haven't started yet, but I'm getting some very good ideas!

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  97. Thanks for the awesome tutorial! It's very well-written, and every step is beautifully photographed. Impressive. I haven't started Christmas sewing yet, but I have grandiose plans to start soon. Just like every other year. Lol.

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  98. Great tutorial. My friend just bought a Kindle and was say how much the covers cost. I can't wait for Christmas, I'm going to make her one right now!

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  99. I am thinking about what would make yet haven't started. Construction may begin after school starts back in the fall. Lots of good ideas on this hop!

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  100. I really want to make a Christmas quilt in time to actually use it for the holiday season. Still in the planning stages, though.

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  101. I love the sleeve...and the color choices! I have done good so far this year for Christmas. Inshouldnhave at least 3 full size quilts to give to family in December. I am super proud of myself for working ahead of schedule. I usually wait until November and get nothing completed.

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  102. This is so wonderful! My Dad and Mom have both bought e-readers/tablets this year, so this tutorial is perfect. Now I can pick some fabrics from my stash and make some beautiful, coordinated sleeves. Thanks so much!
    Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

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  103. I am currently participating in a Christmas in July Online Retreat organised by Quilt Fabric Delights, and every day for the month of July there is a new Christmas pattern. Loads of inspiration - now to find the time to start some of the projects!!

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  104. Yes, I have already started my holiday sewing. It's never too early!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  105. I am making three quilts for gifts this holiday season. For my twin sisters and my dad. thanks!

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  106. I have had requests from family members for a sleeve for their Kindles so this is perfect!! Thank you for the great directions.

    Jaime

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  107. I'm going to make placemats. I haven't actually started yet, but the planning is important, right?

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  108. I would love to mkae this! I haven't started on my Christmas sewing yet, because we haven't drawn names. :)

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  109. That is a beautiful e-reader cover. Thank you for the tutorial. I haven't started any Christmas sewing yet but am planning some soon.

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  110. I haven't started any holiday sewing but just a few days ago, I rec'd my Brrr collection of fabrics; I'm so excited about them! Thanks for chance to win this generous giveaway! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  111. The only holiday sewing that I've planned is a Christmas tree quilt for myself!

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  112. I am making quilts to give at Christmas. So far I have about 5 done. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  113. Oh, if I had an e-reader I would totally make myself one of these! I'm really hoping to get matching Christmas dress made- one for my daughter and one for my new niece. We'll see if it happens. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

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  114. HELLO! YES,JUST THIS WEEK I FINISHED A RED/GREEN CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  115. I haven't started yet, but have plans to make a matching apron and potholder set for each of my daughters for Christmas this year--- maybe even make a set for my granddaughter's play kitchen! :-) Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize!!

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  116. Ugh, christmas?!?! I'm so swamped, I can't do more than think about Christmas and plan. Thanks for the great tutee and fantastic giveaway.

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  117. I bought some Grinch and Lorax fabrics (to make my sister some gifts) but still can't figure out what to make! These tutorials just might inspire me.

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  118. I haven't started my Christmas sewing yet. But I better get started because I get so easily distracted and don't get things done. Good intentions.

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  119. I haven't started my Christmas sewing yet....but I have plans for a quilt for two sons.. we will see?

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  120. I love your tutorial and hopefully will make a few! No, I am ashamed to say, I havent started my Christmas sewing yet but I have lots of ideas :)

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  121. Love the e-reader sleeve! May have to make myself a Christmas gift ;)

    Materialmoments@yahoo.com

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  122. I plan on making my first quilt to give to my best friend for X-mas!

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  123. i love your tutorial-i think i can actually sew this! i haven't started christmas sewing yet, but this blog hop is getting me inspired!

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  124. Wonderful tutorial and I will definitely make one of these for a Christmas present! I usually work on gifts all year long. Thanks for the great giveaway too!

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  125. I haven't started yet- but want to make a few stockings , in the hoop embroidery style.
    thanks for the giveaway chance!

    sue
    legato1958 at aol dot com

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  126. A nice project that I can use for a couple of my coworkers. I actually started a Xmas gift on Tuesday for a family member. It's a dresden block used as a welcome banner. It was so enjoyable working with the pattern that I'm thinking of making a few more for other family members.

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  127. Both my son and my daughter have a kindle so your tutorial came just in time for me to start making some holiday gifts. Have already started a Christmas quilt, maybe this year I will actually finish it in December.

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  128. I made some Christmas coasters. Not sure if I plan on doing any more holiday sewing. I may try to finish a quilt I have started as a gift for my sister.

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  129. I'm working on a table runner for a Christmas present, and I plan to make several more. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. I'm planning on quilts for my neices; does having the fabric purchased count as being started? (lol) My guild has a four-day retreat in October and I'm hoping to be finishing them up at that time.

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  131. This has inspired me to seriously think about Christmas in July. It's always nice to do all this with others!

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  132. I haven't started any Christmas sewing yet - with all of the wonderful new fabric coming out though, I am getting the itch:)

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  133. nice e reader sleeve. I haven't even thought of Christmas yet, I'm still trying to get through the projects I wanted to finish this summer! But I will, I will. Thanks.

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  134. I have been working on Christmas items since last Christmas, thinking I would be ahead of the game this year~! Ha! Not going to happen once again. I think I like that last minute stress. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  135. I've been doing a bit, starting on some fabric bags for gifts...sheesh wouldn't it be better to work on the gifts before I work on the packaging... hmm anyway that's a great tutorial, I'm really hoping the Nancy Drew fabric gets to me in time (releases in Nov) to make one of these for my MIL's kindle, she's got very nostalgic about it and I plan on making her a kindle cover!

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  136. You never cease to amaze me. I've not done any Christmas projects. Thanks

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  137. Very pretty e-reader sleeve! I am working - very slowly - on three different Christmas quilts. Why three? Well because I have three daughters. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  138. I have been thinking about Christmas gifts all ready but normally I start making them in August. Would this give away go all the way to Sweden? If I am lucky with Mr Random!

    Karin på Ösäter

    http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

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  139. hi! Thanks for a chance to win an awesome prize!
    A skirt for my sister-in-law...that's cut out and sitting on the sewing machine table.
    I'd love to sew fun paper-pieced potholders for gifts. And a walker caddy for my grandma? Those are some on my wish list.
    Otherwise, I haven't thought that far ahead yet.

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  140. What a great reader sleeve. Your tutorial is easy to follow, Thanks! I have not yet started on Christmas gifts. Well I've been thinking of things to make and who to sew for so does that count? hehe. I also have several fall birthdays for love ones that I wanted to sew for. Maybe next week will be better.

    Thank you and FQS for a generous giveaway and a chance to win. FQS Rocks!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I have definitely started on Christmas presents. The problem is keeping them until Christmas. I always give in and send them soon after they are finished.

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  142. I definately have a list started for my holiday sewing. The most important one that I want to get done is to make my mom a memory quilt, with pics of all the grandkids and her kids on it! Haven't "officialy" started any holiday sewing yet!!!!!

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