Hi V Spot readers. I'm Carolyn from homework and I'm guest posting here today to help Vivienne out while she focuses on her son's recovery. I'm so relieved that he is going to be alright and I'm happy to share my little project with you while Vivienne tends to him.
Here's what I'm sharing with you today. It's a Kindle cover made out of an old book.
Most of the covers that I’ve seen required sewing and I wasn’t sure I could pull that off. I decided to try a no-sew book style cover instead.
Of course the irony is that you use an old book to cover your new reader.
Here’s how I made my Kindle cover:
- Start with an old book.
- Cut out the book pages with an X-acto knife and trim the ragged edges.
- Cut a piece of fabric larger than your book cover.
- Use spray mount to adhere the fabric to the book cover and wrap the fabric edges to the inside. Cut the corners so that they are mitered.
- Cut pieces of felt to pad the inside and cover the raw fabric edges. Use spray mount to adhere the felt to the inside.
- Create a book spine using a piece of ribbon or coordinating piece of fabric. Again use spray mount to adhere the ribbon to the spine. You can use craft glue to reinforce the edges of the ribbon where they meet.
Once the book cover is dry, add a button and piece of elastic to create a closure. I used a vintage wood button and you guessed it, a pony tail holder. To secure the button and elastic, I used E-6000 glue and let it dry overnight.
The Kindle fits perfectly inside the book cover but I realized it could still slip out of the bottom.
I added another piece of elastic – and yes, it’s one of those elastic headbands.