Monday, July 18, 2011

Tutorial - Make a Case for the Kobo Touch eReader

This picture tutorial is for a simple case to hold your new Kobo Touch eReader.  This new reader is slightly smaller than the original Kobo.   Since the screen is especially sensitive, I have an added inside pocket holds a firm material so it protects the screen.   Of course, this is optional.

**If you have the original Kobo eReader with the click button, go here for the fabric requirements to make a cover. 
Kobo Touch dimension - 6.5" x 4.5"
The directions for this cover will be slightly bigger by about 1/4"

Fabric Requirements:
  • Cover Fabric - 15.5" x 8.5"
  • Lining Fabric - 15.5" x 8.5"
  • Thin Batting -  15.5" x 8.5"
  • Inside Pocket Fabric - 9" x 9" (folded in half, wrong sides together)
  • Prepared Binding - 40" strip or WOF (cut in two pieces....8.5" and the balance for outer binding)
  • Fine Plastic Canvas: 4.5" x 6.5"  (oops.. not shown in picture below)
Assemble your fabrics.  oops...Not shown is the plastic canvas

Layer the Top fabric, the batting, and the lining fabric and prepare to machine quilt.

Machine quilt with a simple all over pattern. 

Trim this quilted sandwich to 14.5 inches by 7.5 inches

With, the lining side face up, add raw edge of the folded pocket fabric, and raw edge of the folded binding to the short side of the quilted sandwich. 

Stitch down using scant quarter inch seam.  Trim away excess binding and pocket fabric so it's all even with the quilted sandwich.

Iron the binding over and top stitch the short binding piece from the cover side.

The hidden pocket should still be to the lining side.

Fold up the bound edge 4-3/4" and pin sides down.

Stitch sides down with 1/8" inch seam to hold the fold firmly.  Prepare to Bind.

Use your favourite binding method to add binding to the 3 raw edge sides.

Top Stitch your binding on the 3 sides.

Cut plastic canvas just slightly smaller than the pocket of the cover.

Turn the cover inside out, and slip the plastic canvas into the hidden pocket.

Turn the cover right side out, and Voila, you're done.

Read On


bargello said...

Well done Gail!
Sorry to miss coffee tomorrow, enjoy for me!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Gail for the very detailed pattern. I just bought myself a Kobo Touch ereader and this is exactly what I wanted. Went through my fabric stash and made one straight away. Luckily I had some canvas plastic to hand too. Very pleased with result. Kobo fits snugly and no threat of it falling out. :) A VERY HAPPY IRISH QUILTER/READER!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Thanks so much for such a great tutorial! I have made 2 of these so far as gifts and they have turned out perfectly!

Unknown said...

Hi I was wondering why I can’t see the pictures of the kobo reader tutorial thanks.