My sister bought herself a Kindle for Christmas but couldn't decide which kind of cover to get. I told her I'd make her a few so she could switch it out depending on what she felt like.
I started with a simple pocket case. For this one I just used some thick purple felt, silver elastic, and a fun coordinating button.
Homie watched over the extra felt while I cut off what I needed.
For this case I only needed two pieces: the pocket and an extra strip to reinforce the elastic hook. I measured the Kindle and cut the felt 2 inches wider and 2x the length + 1 inch longer so I wouldn't need a seam at the bottom. Still with me?
Then I reinforced a loop of the silver elastic on the extra strip and sewed it to the top of the large piece.
Then all you have to do is fold the large piece in half, sew up each side, and add a button!
Works like a charm!
I also made her this much fancier case. I'll post this tutorial in a few days!