UPDATE — September 27, 2012
My daughter’s doing a limited time giveaway of her DIY Kindle Cover Books. Here’s more details…
My daughter has a bit of a creative streak, (I have no idea where she gets it!) and she’s put together a number of interesting and unique Kindle covers, as well as Nook covers and Ipad sleeves, for family and friends. A while back I posted a few of her simpler designs, which you’ll find below. She’s since gone on to improve upon these earliest designs, (some of the newest are in the above photo,) — they’re even easier to make, without any sewing, and she’s put the tutorials for those together in a series of ebooks. There’s more information at the bottom of this page, and here are links to her original no-sew Kindle cover tutorials:
There is much I can say about how I’m enjoying my Kindle… but that’s not the subject of this post. When not in my hand the Amazing Kindle resides in my favorite old messenger bag, a space it shares with my wallet, netbook, digital camera, digital recorder, Ipod and, on any given day, a random truck or boat part in transit to or from said truck or boat. It’s a simple fact of life that all things in my bag must all coexist and though there are separate compartments to prevent gadget scuffles, a bit of protection is good insurance. However, there were two things holding me back from buying one of those Kindle covers you see on Amazon: 1. I’m too cheap frugal, and 2. It just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t somehow come up with my own jury-rigged version, one more specific to my own use. Read more…
Pretty, isn’t it? It wasn’t very hard to make: all it takes is some basic skills most of us learned in Kindergarten. Read more…
UPDATE: There’s a new, redesigned version of this cover in my daughter’s book. The new version uses slightly different material, which cuts out several steps, making it even easier to construct, and comes out nicer than the original design.
UPDATE: My daughter has created some new, unique and absurdly adorable covers that work for various devices. They’re even easier to make than her earlier designs. And rather than letting someone else pirate these tutorials, word for word and picture for picture, then sell them, (it actually happened, but that’s another story) she’s put them together as an ebook and published them herself. It’s available through Amazon, and includes both her original cover tutorials featured on this page, as well as a number of new, easy, no-sew designs, including:
A Duct-Tape Kindle Cover…
The Padded Placemat Cover
The Stealth ‘Mini-Phonebook’ Cover
The Padded Re-purposed Book Cover
The Padded Re-purposed Jeans Stealth Sleeve
The Kitty Kindle Cover
Fun, easy (and Cheap) NO-SEW KINDLE COVERS
FOR THE FRUGAL DO-IT-YOURSELFER
by Evie Grundler
Would you like a beautiful new one-of-a-kind Kindle cover, but without spending lots of money, and without needing to sew? Then look no further! I’ve put together four super-cheap books that show, step-by-step, just how easily you can create your own stylish, one-of-kind covers, simply and inexpensively, using materials you already have and easy-to-find supplies. Make your covers as stylish, playful, elegant, or rugged as you’d like.
These covers are really quite simple and easy to create — all you need are the basic crafting skills you learned in kindergarten. Over 200 photos accompany detailed descriptions guiding you through every step of the process, and these covers can be as simple or complex as you’d like.
The possibilities are endless—your only limit is your imagination. And they aren’t just for Kindles — these customizable designs work for all models of e-Readers and tablets, so once you’ve made your own, you can create wonderful personalized and unique gifts for family and friends as well.
VOLUME 1 – THE SUPER-EASY COVERS, guides you through every step from start to finish to make A Super-Simple, Ultra-Cheap DIY Kindle Cover, A Duct Tape Kindle Cover, The Padded Placemat Cover, and The “Phone Book” Stealth Cover. Only $0.99
VOLUME 2 – THE SLIGHTLY MORE CHALLENGING (BUT STILL SUPER EASY) COVERS, guides you through every step from start to finish to make The Upcycled Hardcover, An Old Jeans Ipad (Or Other Device) Sleeve, A Durable Yet Elegant Fabric Cover, and A Stand-Up Cover. Only $0.99
VOLUME 3 – THE SILLY AND ADORABLE PLUSH KITTY-CAT COVERS guides you through every step from start to finish to make a Kindle cover like no other. And if you’re looking to give a younger Kindle reader a one-of-a-kind gift, what could be more amusing and unique than their own plush cover. Instructions show how you can add a strap, so it can be carried like a shoulder bag as well.
And finally, for only $1.99, you can get all the tutorials listed above in NINE DESIGNS – LIMITLESS VARIATIONS.