I have a finish to share that I'm really excited about. As I mentioned, last week was my birthday. I had dropped some pretty heavy hints (necessary in this house!) that I would like a Kobo Touch eReader for my birthday. My husband came through and I've been enjoying my eReader so far, but of course what does a little techie device need? A cozy! And why buy one when you can make one, right?
Now, about the blog title...over the last number of months at different times I've done little swaps with other quilters here and there, and both of the fabrics I used for this project were ones that I received from my quilty friends. The Tula Pink Prince Charming that I used for the outer came from Chelsea, and the Lizzy House Outfoxed Pearl Bracelet that I used for the lining came from Lucy. Both of these fabrics I've been hanging on to and wanted to use for the "right" project. I'm excited that I'm finally using them, so thanks again you two!
The Kobo is a bit smaller than the Kindle, which is what many of the tutorials I found were designed for. I ended up combining a few different patterns, this one by One Shabby Chick (which is written for an iPad) and this one by Elizabeth Hartman (written for a laptop). The Elizabeth Hartman one gave formulas for making a custom size - bingo! Sometimes my brain doesn't work very well on its own to figure out those sorts of things plus seam allowances, etc., so I was glad to find that someone else did the work for me. The finished pouch is a very snug fit but I think it's good that way and will likely stretch out a little with use anyways.
Did you notice the button and buttonhole?? This was my first time ever making a buttonhole on my machine! I made a bunch of practice ones to get the width how I wanted it, but really, it was smooth sailing. If you're afraid, don't be! I didn't want to use velcro or snaps, and I wasn't crazy about the idea of an elastic loop either, so I just went for it and it turned out great. Another little item to add to the "not as hard as you might think" category!
I've spent the morning sewing, now time for some lunch. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.