preppy Kindle 3 sleeve

Flannel and Navy Kindle Sleeve

Building off of my iPad sleeve project, I customized this Kindle sleeve for my Kindle 3 by adjusting the pattern piece dimensions and rounding the button tab. I also used the lining fabric for the inside of the button flap to add a nice contrast on that piece. When choosing the fabric combo from my stash for this project, I was inspired by these images of classic outdoorsy preppy styles:

Herringbone and Denim iPad Sleeve

After I finished reading Sewing to Sell by Virginia Lindsay — an excellent book about running a handmade craft business — there were many patterns provided in it that I wanted to sew. I started with the iPad sleeve since it was a small project and already sized for my iPad 2. After setting out all of my fabrics to choose a combo for this project, I selected denim and navy/camel herringbone, inspired by this photo from a magazine: I made a few adjustments to the pattern to customize it for my design: used a button harvested from a sport jacket instead of…

knitted space invaders kindle cozy

Space Invaders Fair Isle Kindle Cozy

A friend recently asked me if I’d like to make a cover for his new Kindle. Um, yes! He liked the green houndstooth Fair Isle sleeve I’d made for my husband, and likes red and black. Other than that, he was pretty open. So I suggested a few directions, including a video game theme because he’s a big gamer, and he selected a Space Invaders theme. I would have enjoyed making any of the ideas, but I was particularly excited to do something unconventional like Space Invaders. This project was a great learning experience. The first yarn I bought was way…

cabled kindle cozy

Cabled Kindle cozy

After knitting a Kindle cozy for my husband I wanted one for myself. I love the way cabled knitting looks, so for mine I used some yarn from my stash and settled on the Celtic Cable stitch pattern from Super Stitches Knitting for this cozy, adapting it for circular knitting. This is such a luxurious, cozy piece it really made me want to knit a big soft cabled sweater. And the Malabrigo is ultra decadent. I managed to get the purl stitches right on my kitchener stitch for this piece, but the knit stitches are twisted and weird. I finally went to…