Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Worktable Wednesday: Father's Day Felt Freebie Kindle Cover Pattern and Tutorial

Let's face it, Father's Day presents can be pretty crappy. I tried to come up with a quick and easy project that was nice enough to give as a gift. I hope I did. 

So, here is my FREE pattern and tutorial for a Felt Kindle Cover for Father's Day.

Here is what you will need: 

  • 1 - 9" x 12" piece of felt in whatever color you like. I used blue.
  • Small scrap pieces for the collar, hanky and bow-tie in your preferred colors.
  • Sharp scissors.
  • Pins.
  • 4 small buttons in any color you like. I used 1cm white ones.
  • Embroidery thread that matches each of your felt colors.
  • Kindle Cover Pattern template. (see below for pattern link)
  • Optional: glue gun if you don't want to do the hand sewing. 

 Print and cut out the Kindle cover PDF pattern, it is a 2 page file, pin it to your color choices of felt and cut everything out.

 Start by positioning this strip in the middle of the 2 1/2 inch mark ( the cover front is 5" ) or you can just eye it for placement.

Pin this strip in place the buttons will be sewn on it later.

Applique stitch the strip to the front of the Kindle cover using 3 strands of matching embroidery thread only along each side but not the top or bottom.

Next pin the 2 collar pieces in position and applique stitch using 3 strands of matching embroidery thread starting from the far outside (right top) down to the point and up to the middle of the neck as shown above.

Then blanket stitch around the neckline to the beginning point on the far right. Knot and tie off. Repeat on the other collar piece, sewing from the top left to the point and around left to the beginning.

This is what it will look like when the collar is sewn on.

Sew on the buttons. Mine are a little crooked which is driving me nuts but I'm just going to leave it.

 Pin the pocket and hanky to the front of the Kindle cover.

Applique stitch around the pocket using matching thread and then applique stitch around the hanky using that matching color thread, knot and tie off.

Pin the bow tie in position and applique stitch all the way around using matching thread. Knot and tie off.

And finally you are in the home stretch!  Fold the Kindle cover and match up the edges. Pin to hold in place and blanket stitch starting from the far left bottom edge and sew your way around the bottom and up the right side, using matching embroidery thread. Knot and tie off.

  And you are done!

 Side your Kindle in and see how cozy it is in it's new Kindle Felt Cover.

 I like how the Kindle logo peeks out so you know exactly what's in there.

 A felt Kindle cover project that is easy and takes very little time to make.

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