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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Project-Finishing Week - Kindle Sleeve

  So as I mentioned before, I had some scrap fabric from an apron-sewing class I took last year.  I was tired of it just sitting there taking up space and definitely couldn't stomach the thought of just throwing it out (yeah, so I'm a bit of a pack rat), so I decided to use it to make a sleeve/pocket for my Kindle.  

  So I started by measuring my Kindle.  It's a little over 11", so I added some in for ease and seam allowances and cut it out.
  Isn't it pretty fabric?
  I started rolling down and pinning the top seam.
  I actually changed my mind and re-rolled this seam about a minute after a took this photo.  It was a little shorter than I liked, so I made it a little wider.  
  Here it is all sewn up.  It took all of two minutes.  Well...after I figured out that I had missed a step when threading the machine and that's why it kept jamming.  I really would've hated to have thrown it against a wall.  But of course it was user error.  Ugh.
  So then I folded it in half, right sides together and pinned it. So terribly difficult, right?  (BTW, remember to reverse when you begin and end stitching to secure your thread.)
  Here I am almost done sewing it up.  It really is that quick.
  I clipped the corner at the bottom so it would turn more easily.  I may still go back and zigzag the edges, but I don't think it's necessary.
  Then you turn it right-side-out.
  Hey, it's just waiting for a Kindle!
  I think I'll just go ahead and slide it right in there. It's not like I'm a little bit clumsy sometimes and tend to drop things...
  The Kindle is safely inside its sleeve.  You may not be able to tell, but trust me, it's in there.

  Next up: making a laptop sleeve, finishing the sundress that is definitely beginner-quality work, and finishing the endless backstitching on the bookmark.  It's not really endless, it just seems that way at 1 AM.  At least I'm making progress, right?

1 comment:

Ericka B. Jackson said...

This is SO cute! I love that fabric!