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A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case Tutorial using fat quarters and flannel.
Last year, I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas, it was the perfect present for me, both unexpected and practical. I read that Amazon sold at least 4 million of these for the holidays – so there’s a good chance you got one, too. Besides reading books and magazines on the go, Kindles can play on the Internet. If you’re in the middle of a great book and find yourself with time to kill during your busy day you’ll want to take it with you. And if it’s leaving the house, you probably should put it in a pretty carrying case. I certainly shouldn’t mention that I knew I needed a case when all I had was a size 4 “pull-up” to put the kindle in. It survived unscathed but humiliated.

Kindle slip cases require only fat quarters or scraps and a few other notions to complete. It’s a quick and economical project. Two fat quarters will yield two cases.

Posted by Charm Stitch from Columbia, South Carolina, United States • Published See Charm Stitch's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    2 pieces of outer fabric cut to 6 & 5/8″ wide x 9 & 1/4″ tall2 pieces of pocket panels cut to 6 & 5/8″ wide x 6.5″ tall2 pieces flannel or other soft, non scratchy lining cut to 6 & 5/8″ wide x 9 & 1/4″ tallElastic, about 4-5″ long (we used 5″)Button

    Seam allowances are approximately 3/8″; Finished dimensions approximately 6″ wide x 8.5 inches tall. For reference, Kindle Fire measures: 4.7″ x 7.5″ x 0.45″

    Identify top of the pocket flap, fold over 1/8″ to wrong side and press, fold over one more time to wrong side and press. Edge stitch in place.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    Identify top of the pocket flap, fold over 1/8″ to wrong side and press, fold over one more time to wrong side and press. Edge stitch in place.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay the envelope flap on top of the exterior fabric right sides up. Sew along the two long edges so the pocket flap is secured and does not shift. If you would like to divide the pockets into sections do so now

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your elastic or other button loop identify the top center point of one of the panels (make sure the size of the elastic will allow you to sew a button in place; it should easily slip over but also secure the case opening. Fold the button loop in half and secure the raw ends to the raw edge of the fabric, and backstitch to secure in place.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next place your flannel on top of main panel (right sides together), sew the top edges together. Press seam allowance toward flannel.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    Line up the two long pieces with right sides together. Try to match up the lining and exterior fabric joints. Pin around the edges.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew along edges of this long panel. I began mid-way along one side of the lining fabric (flannel) and stopped about three inches short of closing the seam. You’ll need to leave this area open to turn the piece right side out.

    Clip corners.

  • Step 8

    Turn right side out. Use a chopstick or knitting needle to gently push the corners out.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now stitch the opening shut. You could hand stitch this or use the machine as I did.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 10
    Step 10

    Push the lining into the slip case and press around the top edge.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 11
    Step 11

    Roll the top inward so the flannel is less visible.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 12
    Step 12

    Stitch around the mouth of the slip case so the lining doesn’t flop around.

  • How to make a pda. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sew the button in a sensible location so your button loop can easily slip over it.

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Meg S.
Meg S.
Hi. I made a sample case yesterday and it came out well. The only step I'm confused about was cutting 2 of the pocket pieces. I only used one of the pieces.
Was I suppose to use the 2nd to line it?
Thanks for your help!
Meg
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