Easy DIY Tablet or Kindle Cover

Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
Remember that piece of fabric that we felted last week in Part 1 of my new Felting Techniques Series? You did felt a piece of fabric, right?

Okay, maybe not. No worries, this project can be made with practically any sturdy fabric, even store-bought felt. I am not an accomplished seamstress so this really is super, super easy!And, it doesn’t have to be used for a tablet or Kindle, you can use this bag as a clutch or to store your jewelry. I got the idea from my friend and partner-in-crime, Denise, who makes these with her Feltloom. Actually, I got the Kindle from her, too :)


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Supplies Needed:

Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
  • Sturdy, non-raveling Fabric s.a. felt
  • Rotary cutter or Scissors
  • Yarn or Thread
  • Darning Needle
  • Pins
  • Ruler
 Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
If you’re using a hand felted piece of fabric, begin by trimming the raw edges of the vertical sides. I like the organic shape of the top and bottom edges, so I will leave those. If you prefer a straight edge, go ahead and trim those, too.
Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
Now, you need to decide how wide you want the final piece to be. I wanted enough room in the bag to also store the cord, so I trimmed the fabric 1 inch larger than the Kindle on each side.
Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
Fold up the fabric just like you want the final bag to look. (Bottom edge will go about half way up to form the bag part). Pin both layers along the vertical edges.
Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
Now comes the sewing part. We are going to hand sew the vertical edges, wrong sides together, stitches on the outside. This way, the seams won’t be as bulky as with standard seams. You can use a contrasting color of yarn to make the stitches part of the design. I used a color that would blend.

Thread your needle with a long piece of yarn and stitch the two layers together on both sides of the bag. I also stitched the sides of the top flap to give a more uniform look.
Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
Don’t look too closely at my stitches. As I said, I am not a seamstress :)
Easy DIY Table or Kindle Cover, Fiberartsy.com
There you have it! Told you it was easy!


Did you see the other Tutorials?


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Easy DIY Boot Cuffs

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Comments

  1. You are very creative. I’m enjoying your newsletters and directions for projects! :)

    • Thanks Liz! How are you doing up there? Any plans to visit soon?

      • Doing fine and getting ready to shear April 17th! I’ve been felting more and making some scarves and things. So much fun. I shouldn’t have any trouble figuring out what to do with all the fiber. I’m enjoying your series! :)

        • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy it. If anything is ever unclear, please let me know. We’re shearing on Easter …only date he had left lol

  2. Well this is the perfect way to save $30 or $40!!! Those cases for your smart tablets and what not are crazy expensive for what they are!!! :) DYI all the way!