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Embroidered cover for eReader

 

It’s been a long time since I wanted to replace the leather case of my eReader with a personalized and embroidered cover.

I thought that this summer period was the perfect opportunity to implement this project, so in this article I propose the detailed realization of my work.

 

 

The first part of this article is devoted to the embroidery and I will not dwell on it for a long time. Indeed, if you follow this blog for a while you will see that it presents no difficulty.

I chose to focus instead on the realization of the cover. I found the explanations on the Internet and they seem simple and generic.

I do not indicate any specific measure for this work because, if I personally decided to adjust it to the size of my reader, it is adaptable to many other projects.

 

 

Embroidery

You will find the pattern of this project to download HERE.

I used the following House of Embroidery stranded cottons

Apple 67B and C, Hellebore 62A, Daffodill 47A, Good on black 89B, Flame 43C, Iris 57AB and C.

and here is the list of the stitches

Stem stitch, back stitch and split back stitch, fishbone stitch, French knot, lazy daisy stitch, satin stitch, long and short stitch, blanket stitch and trellis stitch.

Stem stitch, back stitch and French knots are made with 2 threads, all the rest with 1 thread.

All the stitches used for this work are explained in the menu “STITCHES“.

 

 

ASSEMBLY OF THE COVER

To realize this assembly, you will need

a piece of fabric for the back and closure of the pouch, the fabric for the lining and a magnetic clasp as indicated below.

It also requires small sewing equipment and a sewing machine (not essential because this small job can easily be done by hand).

Prepare and sew (right sides together) 2 pouches, one with the embroidery, another with the lining, at the size of the object you want to protect. Leave enough fabric in the top of the pockets for the finishing.

Leave an opening in the bottom of the lining pouch.

I chose not to use fleece because I wanted a really lightweight cover.

Turn back (temporarily) and carefully iron the seams of the 2 pouches.

Prepare the 2 pieces of fabric that will form the closing tab according to your needs.

Here is a picture of the magnetic clasp I used.

Position the upper part (the thinnest with the raised button) of the clasp on the lining of the closure, cut the fabric and pass the clasp through the slots.

Here is the back side of the closure when the clasp is placed. I put a small piece of fleece (or any other fabric) to reinforce the closure. Fold down both stems firmly.

Finish the closing by sewing the 2 fabrics together. Flip the tab over and iron.

Now place the other part of the clasp (the thicker one with the hollow button) in the same way on the embroidered front part of the cover.

To properly calculate the interlocking of the two parts of the clasp, it is necessary to mark now the top of the pouch.

We must now put the 2 pockets together.

With the back of the lining facing outward slip the embroidered pouch inside it with the embroidered side facing outward. Tuck the embroidered pouch to the bottom of the lining and carefully align the seams.

The two right parts of the cover face each other.

This is the most important part of the assembly.

You have to hold the pouch with the back of it facing you. Now slide the closing tab between the 2 fabrics on the back of the pouch with the lining of the closure facing the lining of the pouch.

Align with the top of the pouch, center and pin firmly.

Be careful not to clog the top of the pouch by pinning the tab.

Sew circularly and together the edges of the pouch and the closure.

Now turn the cover over passing by the opening left in the bottom of the lining and iron.

The cover is finished.

Here is the open cover …

and here you can see it when it is closed!