Yesterday, in the Maker equivalent of “hold my beer while I try this” I had the idea that an old pair of jeans and a scarf I wove would make a good Nook cover. Bonus points of using the pocket to also hold my cell phone (when I’m not taking pictures with it).
OK, so truthfully I didn’t have the idea yesterday, I only executed it, mostly. I had the idea about four or five months ago, but just finally got around to working up the courage (and the sewing machine was uncovered due to me making a fabulous new pair of chemistry-cloth pajama bottoms). It still needs a closure.
I took a beat-up pair of jeans and cut off a section that I eyeballed as being big enough to seam and still cover the Nook. Then I took a scarf I had woven with this project in mind, and cut that as well. Seamed, trimmed, turned inside out, and… voila! Nobody told me it would be hard (and it wasn’t) and I didn’t have a pattern because why would I need a pattern for cutting something out, folding it in half, and seaming it?
Progress photos after the cut.
Old pair of jeans; scarf I wove, things I want to put in something I make out of those two pieces of cloth.
Sewn, but still inside-out, so I can show off the scarf. In retrospect I think I need to clean my camera lens. Also I may have a thing for green plaid.
Ta-da! The Nook fits in the big pocket, my phone fits in the jeans pocket, and there’s a small flap that folds over. I still need to secure that flap, but have been told that a button will break the screen of my Nook. I don’t want Velcro, because the point of making this was so that I could shove those things in my knitting bag without worrying about them getting scuffed up, and Velcro sticks to knitting in a highly annoying fashion. Tim suggested an elastic cord that I sew somewhere near the edge of the flap and that can wrap around the piece as a whole, so I might do that. All I have is white elastic, though, so I may need to trek out to the fabric store soon.