Sew a Kindle or Nook Cover: Kwik Sew 3924 Review

20 Jul

A Homemade Nook Reader Case

A couple weeks ago we were blessed to be able to travel to visit family in Arkansas.  While there I realized that Mamaw’s Bettie’s birthday was just a few days away.  Oops I totally forgot about that one!  Brandon’s parents were planning on purchasing a Nook Reader for Mamaw Bettie’s birthday.  I decided that our present would be a case for her Nook.  Thankfully I just happened to have Kwik Sew 3924 along with me.  ;)

The cover includes lots of pockets and a place for the Nook fastened securely under 4 corners (made with elastic). The Nook can also be placed inside the pocket on the left when not in use.

The pattern that I used is made for a slightly larger reader so I did have to adjust the pattern.  Mamaw Bettie’s Nook measured 5 X 6.5 so I adjusted the height of the pattern by shortening it 1 inch.  This adjustment was absolutely perfect!  Next time I may try shortening by only 7/8″ just to give a little wiggle room.

Side view. I used hook and loop tape for the closure but snaps would also be adorable. I’m currently still scared of snaps!

I was so pleased at how this cover turned out (much better than my first one).  I had a little trouble adjusting the pattern the first time I made it as you can see in the picture below.  My Kindle does not fit near as well as The Nook fits in Mamaw Bettie’s cover.

I should have shortened the pattern about 3/4″ for my Kindle Wifi.

The only thing I would change about this pattern would be adding a small loop or section to attach a reading light.  (My kindle does not have a light.)  I also forgot to sew the fleece inside my cover so there really isn’t enough padding in my Kindle cover.  I recommend using both fleece inside and a medium weight interfacing (sew in or fusible) for added stability.

One difficult aspect of this pattern is choosing 3 patterns which coordinate! Fat Quarters can be used to make this a little easier.

Now if I only had more time in my life to sew one for all of my friends!  ;)  A great pattern I highly recommend.  I also purchased McCall 6477 but after reading through the McCall instructions I decided to just stick with using Kwik Sew 3924.

One of my favorite sewing projects this month!

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6 Responses to “Sew a Kindle or Nook Cover: Kwik Sew 3924 Review”

  1. Heather July 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Would you recommend a project like this for a beginning sewer, or is there an easier version for beginning sewers? Or even a no-sew version? I may have to Google that question. :)

    • emersonfamily July 23, 2012 at 2:04 am #

      I would probably NOT recommend this for a beginning sewing project. I always recommend either pajama type pants or a simple elastic waist skirt as a first project. Maybe a tote bag next etc. You want to have a couple of successful sewing projects under your belt before attempting this one. It’s not that it is super complicated but you probably want to learn some of the sewing techniques used here on a simpler project first. Otherwise it might be a little overwhelming. :)

  2. Renee Emerson July 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    ditto what heather says! those are really cute

    • emersonfamily July 23, 2012 at 2:05 am #

      I don’t think there is really an easier version of this project. Maybe you could make just a case that is more like a cosmetic bag that has a velcro flap instead ?

  3. annie13 June 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    how do you make it?

    • emersonfamily June 3, 2013 at 2:24 am #

      The directions are given in the pattern that I used: Kwik Sew 3924.

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