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“I made this cover for one of the original kobos, plus for the mini kobo. It worked very well. The only thing was I thought the inside seams should be finished. The directions were easy to follow and easy to adapt for size.”
The pattern for this set of instructions will fit the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire 7" display models, Nook HD 7", Sony eReader, Kobe Reader, or any device up to 5.5" x 8" x 1/2". The case is slightly oversized, so it is designed to protect and enhance a device with a cover. With so many covers available it is impossible to anticipate every style and size of cover that might fit. The cover I tested is a folio style cover for a Nook. It measures 6” x 8 1/8” x ¾” and was a snug fit. Very fitted covers slide in easily.
Instructions are included to adjust the pattern for some of the new smaller eReader models. If your eReader is 8.1" x 5" x 1/2" OR SMALLER, this pattern will fit. This Pattern is designed to fit any device up to 10" x 7.5" x 1/2" including full sized tablets like the iPad 1, 2, 3 or 4, Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1", and more.
Super fast and simple construction. Great for gifts or to sell your creations at boutiques!
If you have never installed a zipper, no problem! The method used is extremely easy. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this cover. The inside is fully lined, all seams are enclosed in the finished case and it is fully padded to protect your device. The process is super simple with a professional finished result.
Patterns by Gaila Designs
This detailed pattern will take you step-by-step through the construction of the cover. Every step is described and a full color photograph is provided to illustrate the step. No assumptions of skill are made (other than operating your sewing machine!) and each step is brief and logically stated in large print.
I have been sewing for interiors for over 20 years and have attended numerous classes, seminars and other instructional venues. I hope that sharing my experience with you in making beautiful items for your home will give you much pleasure and lessen frustration with trying to 'figure out' how to make an item without instructions or with limited instructions.
Questions or concerns about the pattern are welcome!
Permissions for pattern use
If you would like to use this pattern to create cases to sell on Etsy or elsewhere, that is permissable. I would greatly appreciate a note of credit for the pattern source and a link to this site. Individual pieces sewn by you are wonderful, no mass production is permitted.
This pattern is legally protected by copyright. Photocopying, electronic distriburion, publication, printing, posting online or reproducing any portion of the instructions, photographs, or pattern without permission is strictly prohibited.
Supplies for the eReader case:
1/3 yard of fabric (consider pattern placement if fabric has a large, noticeable motif, may need more fabric. Consider direction of print. 1/3 yard assumes bag will be cut across the width of the fabric. To cut lengthwise, get 1 yard)
Best to take pattern along when shopping!
1/3 yard of fabric for lining.
Batting, poly or cotton, 1 piece approx. 9” by 22” (heavier weight fabrics, lighter weight batting, lighter weight fabrics, heavier batting) Cotton batting is flatter, poly will be fluffier.
1 - 9” zipper (longer is ok) in coordinating color (nylon coil) or 9” of zipper by the foot and one pull.
1/4 yd tassel trim
Handle/strap and hardware to attach.
I made this cover for one of the original kobos, plus for the mini kobo. It worked very well. The only thing was I thought the inside seams should be finished. The directions were easy to follow and easy to adapt for size.