Back after two months: kindle case and eye mask

13 Dec

I’ve been missing since the end of Sew Selfless September – a combination of moving house (moving out of my parents’ and into a flatshare with a uni friend, halving my commute in the process) and being quite ill (mainly very very sleepy).

Anyway, I finally decided to get a little bit of practise in before I make my sister’s Christmas present, and made TWO things:

I made a Kindle Case using a tutorial from Whip Stitch – it is a really good tutorial and fits perfectly but make sure you read a couple of steps ahead to make sure you have understood, I made a few mistakes… I also had to do two lines of topstitching on the far left edge because my batting was VERY thick (about 1cm)

Kindle Case Inside

Kindle case!

I know that people who love books tend to feel it is important to love the feel of a book, and while I definitely won’t stop buying and reading paper books (I am reading one atm and have others on my Christmas list) it is so much more comfortable to read a kindle, it doesn’t matter if I finish a book when I am unable to buy one as I’ll have others stored, and I can look up definitions of words I don’t know without a huge interruption to reading as is needed if I consulted a dictionary while reading a paper book.

But I’ll never read a kindle in the bath.

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Then I decided that in my new flat the curtains don’t quite cover it enough, so I then also made an eye mask, this time loosely using the pattern from the red kitchen. I didn’t even realise that she had done a double row of topstitch, I did it because it looked a lot neater – and it was easier to first do the inside one and then do the one closer to the edge with the first line holding the fabric in place. Ta-da!

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I feel ready to attack some vintage fabric for my sister’s Christmas present… eek! :)

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4 Responses to “Back after two months: kindle case and eye mask”

  1. sewchet 13/12/2014 at 08:10 #

    Great makes; can’t wait to see what’s in store for your sister – I’ve made mine a tea cosy to go with the Le Creuset teapot I bought her. I’ll show it on the blog soon:)

    • Creative Saturdays 14/12/2014 at 18:54 #

      ooh wow that sounds lovely, I’ll keep an eye out for your post :) and thank you!

  2. DesignsbyJeanneR 13/12/2014 at 13:28 #

    Those are lovely & useful as well.

    • Creative Saturdays 14/12/2014 at 18:54 #

      I have used the eye mask both nights and several naps since I made it it, definitely useful :) Thank you!

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