How to Make a Kindle Cover


Virginia Brimhall Snow

Recently my daughter purchased a Kindle for herself as a reward for finishing a difficult task. She loved it so much that she convinced her siblings to go in together and get one for me. Along with being a very fun toy, this is a great way for me to carry magazines and a library of books wherever I go. I never have to worry about having something that I like to read while waiting at the doctor’s office, the airport, or wherever.

It did not come with a cover, so I have been researching various options. I made a simple padded cloth cover for the Nook we use at the office to preview ebooks as we are finishing them. I like that cover, so I decided to make a similar one for my Kindle.



  • 1/4 yard 44- to 45-inch-wide fabric
  • 1/4 yard compressed batting
  • 1 button
  • 3 inches baby elastic


Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 piece of batting 6-1/2 inches wide by 19-1/2 inches long.


Step 2: Fold them in half lengthwise and cut a small triangle from one corner. This will be the flap. In the middle of the flap edge, baste the loop of elastic with the loop facing the center.


Step 3: Sew the 3 pieces together with the fabric right sides together, and the batting on the outside. Leave an opening to turn it right side out.


Step 4: After turning, blind stitch the opening closed. Fold the non flap edge up 7-1/2 inches. Topstitch it together along the edges. Fold the flap down and mark the position of the button. Sew the button on by hand. Ta-da! You have a beautiful kindle cover!

What do you like best about your Kindle, Nook or iPad?



  1. Thanks a lot for the ideas. It’s so creative! Protective cover is not always expensive.
    By the way, I use huawei mediapad but one of my best friends use kindle.

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