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So I kinda love my Kindle…

When I first bought it, I didn’t take it out of the box for about a month. I would look at the box, go to touch it and then shy away. I finally told my friend that encouraged me to buy it that I wasn’t using it (due to it being in the box and all) and he pretty much called me a nut job. But once I opened that boxed and charged that bad boy up…

It was love at first book.

So sleek, so easy to read and so naked! Sooooo naked!

Enter fancy Kindle skin (and his buddy Book List)!

Here’s a clean view of the front…

And the back…

Cool, right!?!? (Just in case you can’t place the painting, its Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.)

Although this change totally sexed up my Kindle, it still left it a little unprotected. All I could see in my head was me walking and reading with my Kindle (which I’m known to do – A LOT) and tripping over a water hose (which I’ve also done) AND DROPPING MY KINDLE (which, so far, I’ve managed not to do). But have you seen the prices of protective covers for these things?! Ridiculous!

Enter a Pinterest search and a DIY Kindle cover tutorial!

Adorable, right?!

Check out the inside!


But wait! There’s more! Check out the extra storage pocket!

I’m so in love with this thing I can barely see straight. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

The majority of this cover was patterned after the Whipstitch Fabrics’ Kindle Cover Tutorial that I found on Pinterest (of freakin’ course). I added the pockets on the left – a feature I saw while looking thru pictures of other DIY’d kindle/nook/tablet covers. I figured they would be a nice place to store Kindle/Amazon/Starbucks/Panera gift cards and booklists (alwayssss thinking…).

Oh and by the way, this little project cost me under $5 dollars. I used some sew-in fleece that I bought on accident a few months ago. I already had the interfacing, cream lining material and thread in my sewing stash. The only thing I purchased was the elastic and the rippled (main) fabric. This project doesn’t take a lot of material and you could make one out of two fat quarters easily.

It’s also very quick to put together. I worked on cutting everything out and interfacing all the pieces over a course of a couple of nights. After that it was super fast – I put the whole thing together in one evening (an hour or two – I’m slow and I had some self created issues to work thru too).

Although I have no real reason to make another one for myself, I totally plan to make at least two more. One more for me and one for a friend of mine. Annnnnd maybe a couple of more for me…you know, so when I change books I can change holders. Variety is the spice of life right???


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sezza
    May 03, 2013 @ 23:28:07

    I love it! It looks like the perfect cover and I adore the fabric you picked – I would make more too! (if I could sew…)


  2. Pumpkin
    May 08, 2013 @ 17:51:32

    I LOVE the skin, I’m going to have to look for one for my Kindle (which I share your love for). I wish I had had a Kindle when I was younger, it would have been worn out I would have used it so much! The cover is even more fantastic, you are so resourceful! Also, I love the title of this post, heehee.


    • cheletopia
      Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:40:28


      There are a ton of really awesome Kindle skins out there – it was hard for me to decide!

      I would have never gone outside if I’d had a Kindle as a kid! My Mom and I were always at secondhand stores, books stores and the library looking for our next read! At least that got us out of the house!


  3. Nin
    May 14, 2013 @ 05:30:58

    Yes, that is a sexy skin for your kindle! And your Kindle cover it fabulous… making more is a must! 🙂


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