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Padded e-Reader Sleeve Pattern Review (ePattern/PDF)

As some of you know, I am crazy enough to have five children in my household.  All but one are teens.  They are all pretty darn tech savvy and love the "toys" that come out every year.  I've been thinking about Christmas gifts for them and I think that they all will get an e-reader, I don't know which one I will get them  yet, I still have to put some poor salesman through his paces with that question.  As I was checking out the Kobo e-reader at my local bookstore, I noticed a display with e-reader cases for sale.  Some of them were really quite nice.  However, the price tag on them was not so nice!  I mumbled to myself about making one rather than paying the $40 - $80 each for a case, and the man standing next to me said "You can get them on Etsy a lot cheaper".  "Oh really...?" You know what I did when I got home don't you... :)

So I'm surfing through Etsy just to see what was available, and oh lucky me, I found this wicked nice epattern for e-readers!  This epattern can be used to make an ipad, nook,  and new generation Kindle AND there are also detailed instructions on how to easily draft measurements to fit this pattern to anye-reader, laptop, netbook, i-pod and many other gadgets.

I especially liked this pattern because of the versatility it offers, and the style seen above with the corners secured.

The case looks just as nice closed - secured with a pretty button.  I'm going to use Cordura when I make the covers for the boys e-readers for durability, water repellency, etc.  My girl of course will find a cotton girly-girl cover under the tree.  If you don't want to make bias tape for the button loop - you could easily make a velcro tab instead.

Blog Post: Bias Tape Tutorial

Blog Post: How to Sew Bias Tape Around Corners

I also really appreciated the tutorial that was included in this pattern.  For those of us who must have a visual reference the tutorial is a blessing.  Nice clear photos, step by step.

I give this pattern two thumbs up.  The price is very reasonable.  It's in a PDF format so I can store in on my hard drive, or my google documents, and I can print it out as many times as I need to.  The instructions are very clear, the pattern is easy to follow and offers much more than I anticipated.  You can also sell the covers you make from this pattern unlike many other patterns that prohibit that.

This pattern was created by BirdifulStitches of Tacoma, Washington, USA. Visit the BirdifulStitches Etsy store here for more information on this pattern.   This pattern is also featured within the ePattern Treasury here at SWN.  

This page is sponsored by: Simplicity

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