The Sis and parents were good to me this year and joined forces to get me a Nook Color 🙂
Of course I needed to figure out a cover for it and after checking out what was available from BN (really boring) and other options online both at aftermarket vendors and Etsy I decided to try and make my own.
The outside is Kaufman 21 Wale white corduroy with owls (looks like it is only available now in blue) that I bought on a whim a few months ago. I couldn’t resist the cute owls. The lining is Kaufman Kona cotton in Azure and the snaps came from Cowgirl Snaps on Etsy.
I failed to take photos of the sewing progress mostly because I was making up the pattern as I went (I need to write it up so I have a record for next time). I ended up with 2 layers of Peltex and 1 layer of fusible fleece on the back and 1 layer of Peltex and 3 layers of fusible fleece on the front side. The whole thing is still flexible but has some nice structure to it at the same time.
The Nook itself is held in place with 3 triangular tabs and a small snap that fits through the loop on the lower left of the reader. The 3 tabs are actually quite snug on their own but since BN was nice enough to put a loop on the Nook color (honestly I’m not really sure what it is there for) I decided a little insurance with the snap wasn’t a bad idea. It was my first time working with snaps and I love the look of the Cowgirl Snaps. I only cracked 1 of the pearl buttons and it was because I put it into the snap tool upside-down. I had bought a multi-pack a few months ago and now I want to put snaps on everything. There is a small pocket on the left side of the cover and I mostly added it as extra padding and just in case I want to add paper notes to carry around.
While my cover won’t protect my new Nook from being dropped it should do well to keep it safe in a bag and for normal use. I’ve already found I like keeping it in the cover while I read since I love the feel of the fabric and it feels more like a real book to me rather than a piece of metal/plastic.