Remember when I made this Nook cover for my mom? We were both excited about it, because we thought it was so pretty. But it didn't fit! I hadn't realized there were different sizes of Nooks, so I made it to the dimensions of the first one that came up in my google search.
Mom told me the actual dimensions of her Nook, and I tried it again with the same fabrics. And again I failed - too small! I didn't even bother to send the second one when we figured out the Nook wouldn't fit inside.
But I promised, so a week or two ago I purchased this pattern from Craftsy, and this week I headed to the fabric store to get some new fabric to make a fresh start. And on Thursday afternoon, I made this:
I chose this combination of fabric because my mom's favorite color is blue, and mine is yellow; and we both love flowers. So I'm hoping she'll feel like she has a little piece of me with her. I really hope this one fits because I think it's so pretty!
The yellow triangles work like photo corners to hold the reader. The loop is made from a hair elastic! And there's a nice big pocket on the left inside to hold papers and such. Inside the layers is fusible fleece, which I'd never used before but now I love! It gives the cover very nice padding, and doesn't shift around while you sew because it's fused on.
When I first downloaded the pattern, I felt kind of daunted, because it's 23 pages long. But a lot of that is pattern pieces, which aren't necessary if you have a rotary cutter and mat. It took me about as long to cut out all my pieces (fabric, interfacing and fusible fleece) as it did to sew the cover together. I finished the whole thing in about 2 hours. But remember - I iron and re-iron, and spend an inordinate amount of time admiring my work as I sew, so you could probably make it faster!
The instructions were clear, and the pattern can be used for many different sizes of readers, iPads, etc. either in the one-pocket version I made, or with two smaller pockets.
Despite my slow start, I really enjoyed making this cover!