- Remember when I said I was going to recycle
- into the draft of a new project?
Ta-da! Introducing… a cover for my nook! (My Barnes & Noble e-reader) …
I searched for a nook cover pattern awhile ago, but there wasn’t much out there since e-readers are still fairly new to the world. I recently stumbled across this amazing pattern on etsy.com that included patterns for the nook, nookCOLOR, Kindle 2, Kindle 3, iPad and KOBO, all in one PDF file!
Click here to visit the etsy shop, BirdfulStitches, where I bought this pattern!
I printed the pattern at home and decided to use scrap fabric – the fabric from my old “Hot Seat” – for a first draft to make sure I knew what I was doing before invested in new fabrics. The pattern was easy to follow with lots of helpful photos, and I couldn’t believe how quickly I finished the project! The cover is sized perfectly for my nook.
Only one boo-boo took place during the first draft – once I finished, I realized I had some leftover fabric pieces, and my nook cover didn’t have any extra pockets on the inside. I read the pattern ten times over and realized the reminder to sew the pockets inside must have slipped through the cracks, because it was never mentioned. I sent an e-mail to the person who created the pattern, who thanked me for my input and said they’d update the pattern. Yay!
With my first “draft” safely behind me, I excitedly allowed myself to buy new fabric for the cover I actually planned to use.
I even got adventurous and strayed from the pattern, using a magnetic snap instead of the recommended button. My first magnetic snap!
I was so excited to take my freshly covered nook to my book club last week… with the second set of pockets and all!
It’s projects like this one that make me truly appreciate the power of the internet. With e-readers being such a new product, it’s unlikely that I’d be able to find an “official” pattern like this anytime soon… so I’m thankful that I can tap into the talents of others via the world wide web!
10 thoughts on “Hooked on my nook!”
Love love love it Lindsay! Bravo!
Yeah! It turned out great!! Cute pattern and the pockets are definitely awesome 🙂
i LOVE pockets! and i totally do the same thing: do a practice run with fabric from my stash before diving into the nice prints. it’s such a confidence booster that way!
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I want to make one of these nook covers but I need directions step by step. How can I get those?
The pattern and directions are available from the etsy seller linked in this blog entry – http://www.etsy.com/shop/BirdifulStitches?ref=pr_shop_more
The pattern can be purchased online and it’s very inexpensive. You can print it from your home computer and it works perfectly! It includes the pattern, directions and detailed photos.
Hope that helps! Happy sewing. 🙂
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I am wanting to make this with the magnetic snap. Could you explain how you did that? You did a great job and Im afraid I’ll mess mine up!
I love the designs and ideas as i am looking to make custom covers for my nook. I must caution you all that a magnetic snap is a bad idea to put near this type of device. Stinks cause i like them on the hand bags i make!
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