Saturday, January 29, 2011

nook sleeves

I was in need of a little mini project to work on this evening, as I just did not feel like working on one of the quilts I have in various stages of completedness.  The holder that I made for my nook e-reader a while back has seen better days, and I found out my mom is getting a nook for her birthday in a few weeks, so I figured I'd whip up some new holders for us both.

Thursday night I had the chance to meet Cindy, Amy, Priscilla and Corley of our Greensburg Modern Quilt Guild, were still a new little guild, but the ladies are just great!  Amy brought along some of her e-reader covers that she had made, and I really liked that she made them more like a sleeve with a tab and a snap, than the holder I had previously made.  I know Amy has an etsy store, and I wish I could remember her store name to link up to her here!  I used her design as my inspiration to create the sleeves below.

My mom's favorite color is yellow, so I dug into my Central Park FQ bundle and cut some strips of the yellow fabrics and attempted Kati from From the Blue Chair's diamond tutorial, I had so-so results (which I'm 100% sure was operator error!), but a few things made me not crazy about the outcome, 1. not enough variation in fabric color and pattern, and 2. I didn't have enough space to really let this design play out.  I can't say I'll be making a diamond quilt anytime soon like Kati is, but I can certainly see giving this another go in a pillow design or mini quilt!

Since I wasn't overly thrilled with my first attempt at making the sleeve (there was also a minor fit issue that needed correcting), I put together a second sleeve with a little bigger measurements and a simple strip design.  I used velcro to secure the flap, and just added some decorative buttons to cover my stitches from sewing the velco on the tab. 

Hope mom likes her new sleeve for her new e-reader! 


  1. Your stronger than me, I can't bear to take the ribbon off my Central Park Fat Quarter Bundle yet!!

  2. I just made a kindle sleeve last week that I was going to share on my blog soon! Funny!

  3. I think they turned out great! My kindle NEEDS one of these! Thanks for sharing!