Thursday, February 16, 2012

Easy E-Reader Sleeve

I am on a roll. After making the Easy Fingerless Gloves I have been wanting to see what else I can make with the felted sweaters.  I have a electronic reader thing that doesn't have a case and I have been concerned that it would get scratched up just tossing it in my baskets and bags.  I have felted three thrift store sweaters now and made this sleeve from the top sleeve of one of them.  (The bottom part became another pair of fingerless gloves.)  I was inspired to try and make my own after seeing this darling sleeve.

I cut off the sleeve and since it was just a bit too short I had to cut up above the shoulder seam.  That is the diagonal seam you see near the top.  I sewed that cut seam so that I had a rectangular tube.  Then I just sewed the bottom of the sleeve for the base. I was concerned the top part might fray as it the sweater didn't felt up as much as I had hoped so I folded it under and sewed it with a zig-zag stitch.

I then raided my stash of trims and sewed on the crochet lace piece I had and two pieces of velcro to fasten it closed at the top.  I added the button just because I like it.  I would have probably just used the button for closing, but I don't know how to sew a button hole.
The entire project from start to finish was done in less than thirty minutes while I waited for Dumpling to finish his lunch.  This picture is with the reader tucked safely inside the sleeve.  Sweetheart asked if it was cold.  No, but I was.  ;)
from Pinterest

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Diann said...

What a fun and quick project! I love those kind! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

This looks great! I love that crochet trim.


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