Wade gave me a Kindle for Christmas. Immediately realizing that I needed to make a cover to keep it clean and unscathed, I went a-hunting and found the perfect fabrics – for the outside, a totally cool Moda vinyl that looks like embossed red leather, and a gorgeous print from Fine Lines Fabric for the lining.
My cover is so fun and awesome! I’ve just been making it up on the fly – I’m not using a pattern. It has a small pocket on the inside; a larger, zippered pocket on the outside; and a shoulder strap. It folds like a book, and has another zipper going around the three outer edges to close it. It has a thick Pellon interfacing under the vinyl for protection, and the lining is quilted.
I’ve been working on it all week long.
I chortled triumphantly as I did the final top-stitching around the zipper, congratulating myself on a difficult job well done, and, quite honestly, feeling a little smug. It looks beautiful and stylish, and is very functional – MUCH better than those ugly Kindle covers online. I couldn’t wait to show it off!
Then I realized there was a small problem. Well, okay, a large problem.
I sewed the zipper on the INSIDE.
This is one of the reasons why I don’t sew clothes anymore – I was constantly sewing the zippers in backwards! The fabrics you used are great – I’ve never seen Moda vinyls before and I love the Fine Lines fabric. It certainly you! I can’t wait to see the finished product.