Saturday, June 16, 2012

Nook cover, v.3

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!


  1. Looks great, Gail
    L♥ve the fabric
    Your Mom will be thrilled
    and make a Fashion Statement when she pulls her Nook from her purse.

  2. Nice fabric choice, and lucky Mum :) It's really cute!

  3. Really cute! I love the fabric you chose!!

    1. Thanks! I have enough left to make something else too . . .


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