This post has been a long time coming. It's been sitting, half composed, in my queue for two months! I wish I didn't lose my blogging mojo when I get stressed out, but so it is. Oh, and the pictures are from my phone, taken when the camera was still broken (it's still having some minor issues, but I'm hoping that it pulls through). As a glass half full sort of view, I like to think of the pictures as being really great for coming from a phone, but if you have any questions because you can't quite see the details in the photo, feel free to ask!
So, here is how I made a super simple sleeve for my Nook:
What you will need:
13x9 piece of felt, fleece, or some other soft, but not too stretchy fabric
13x9 piece of wool or sturdy cotton
2 snaps (optional)
13 inches pretty ribbon or other trim (optional)
1. Cut your fabrics pieces - each 13x9. I left a raw edge on that plaid piece that then became the top. It made a nice fringe.
2. Place wrongs sides of the wool and felt together. Sew a straight stitch along the top edge. I used wool and left a raw edge which looked good. If you don't want a raw edge, you will have to sew a seam at the top by matching right sides, turning, and pressing the seam out instead of having wrong sides together - feel free to e-mail me for further explanation if you need it.
3. Place trim/ribbon over the top stitch line on the outside of the cover and stitch in place.
4. Fold the fabric layers in half so that the outside fabric has right sides together. Pin in place and stitch using a 1/2" seam.
5. Trim the seams.
6. Turn it inside out, press a bit if needed and slip your Nook inside.
Optional Step: Sew snaps, just on the inside under the ribbon. You could also use velcro here.
Again, please feel free to e-mail me if you have questions!