When Lizzy asked me to be a part of her Summer Camp for 1001 Peeps… I was more than a little excited! See… when I went to Spring Market this year her presentation on her inspiration for this line was my super fav! In fact, after getting home I purchased Arabian Nights to read the stories she spoke about and reference in her line… lOVE them!
That’s when I knew I wanted to make a tutorial for a “Reader”. Our family reads many, many books through the year, but especially in the summer! Being that I have only boys, I did make a more masculine project, however… you could easily exchange some of the fabrics with other colorways from her yummy line! Hope you find it to be as smart and classic as Lizzy’s new line. If you need some... you can find it here.
*** Please note this Pattern is for the smaller version "black" Kindle reader. ***
Let’s get Crafty… shall we!!??? Hehehe….
You can purchase your Diamond Templates here. I'm going to very quickly demonstrate how to sew these English Paper Pieced templates together, however... you will receive more detailed directions within your purchased package to address any concerns you might have in the process.
As you move around each Diamond's sides, you can either adjust your pin or simply remove it (which is what i do, but you obviously must be careful not to allow your template to slip out of position! LOL)
Now grab your Pocket Fabric and fold it in half (lengthwise), press, and sew a 1/8" top stitch along the fold.
Now grab your fancy pants Star, remove your basting threads (I use a seam ripper) and press all your unruly fabrics tabs & threads inward. Also, don't panic, they always look like a little "hot mess" on the backs after this process!! LOL
At this point, grab your Embroidery Thread and a little detailing to your Star, if you'd like. (I used thread that coordinated with my lining fabric.
We're cooking now! Grab your Lining fabric and pin them together Right side to Right side!
Slide your Lining over the Outside cover, Right side to Right side.
Using your pre-sewn button as a guide, mark off with a pin where to place your Rubber Band.
You'll be using the Rubber Band frequently, so I suggest going over it many time to keep it secure.
Sliding your Lining fabric back over your Outside Cover, pin in place. Sew 1/4" seam around the perimeter.
Here's the Grand Finally time!... Now, pull your Outside Cover through the Lining hole!!
Simply sew your lining seam closed with an 1/8" seam and tuck inside the Outside Cover! Give it a little press (being careful not to touch your Rubber Band) and Presto! YOU're done!!
You'll have yourself one swanky, 1001 Peeps-A-Licious Kindle Cover for all your's or your loved one's favorite stories this summer!!
Here's to a smashingly fun rest of the summer!!
Ps... Have you met the other Fantastical Camp Counselors???