So I had a birthday last month… I can’t even begin to tell you how much I don’t like my own birthday, and it gets worse every year. It’s not the age thing: I don’t really care about that part. It’s more a matter of expectations for me I guess.
But ANYWAY….. I bought myself an e-reader with the money I received. I had been thinking of getting one for a while because I hoped it would get me to read more, and actually it worked just like I hoped it would. I just chuck it in my bag whenever I go anywhere and read whenever I have to wait anywhere. (I read 3 books in the first 4 days I had it!)
But it needed a sleeve to protect it from all the junk I carry around in my bag. So I made one from a piece of this vintage curtain I thrifted some years ago. I love the flower pattern, but since it’s a weird synthetic fabric, not stretchy but a little too thick for quilts and such, I haven’t used it yet (someday I want to make a bag out of the rest of it). I lined it with a pink polkadot cotton and padded it with fleece batting.
I considered writing a tutorial, but then I found this one here on themissy.com, which is exactly the same as mine (apart from her using a thick fleece fabric for the lining instead of padding). And it’s really detailed too so if you want to make your own, just have a look at her blog.
I like seeing it. It really cheers up the iside of my bag 😉
26 thoughts on “A pretty floral sleeve for my new reader”
I love this fabric sleeve! And the fabric you selected is perfect. Please stop by and share at our link it or lump it party!
Looks really smart, so much more personal than the standard covers they sell for e-readers. 🙂
This looks very cute! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to our Bag Brag Tuesday linking party! 🙂
Such a gorgeous cover!! I must say I love the fabric, 'tis so cheery and bright!!
Hooray on reading more! And I love the vintage fabric! Well done!
Super cute! Lovely fabric! Would love to have you visit me sometime 🙂
Have a fabulous week!
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Ana Love Craft
Happy belated birthday and what a beautiful cover! Thanks for sharing.
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This is so pretty and nice, I love the fabric you chose!
Such cute fabric! Yay for more reading too!
You know, my hubby feels the exact same way about his birthday. An eReader is a great present to yourself though- the gift of relaxation and imagination! I love your sleeve- simple and cute!
I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!
🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Darling sleeve! Fabric is sooo pretty!!
what an adorable sewing craft. Thanks for linking up to Friday frenzy this week Can't wait to see what you bring along again next week.
What a cute little sleeve. A bag made in that fabric would look fabulous. Glad you're enjoying your e-reader. I wouldn't be without mine xx
Thanks everyone for the encouragement 🙂
I love that fabric! And belated happy birthday x
Beautiful fabric, I bet it looks gorgeous in your bag.
Love the retro fabric.
This is so cute, I love all the colors of the fabric! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! 🙂
Hi Audrey, I featured your case at Worthwhile Wednesdays!
~Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/
Happy belated birthday (I know you said you don't like your birthday, but I have to wish you one, it's my "thing"). Your reader sleeve is delightfully retro. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
love it, and the combo with the polka dots is perfect! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
A beautiful cover for your e-reader!!! That fabric would make a lovely bag.
Audrey, I love this! Such great fabric! Thank you so much for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/anything-blue-friday-week-67.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Thank you for the feature!