First let me appologize up front to anyone who is not a Minnesota Vikings Fan - Especially you Green Bay Packer Fans, because you will have to suffer through this tutorial. But we are a Vikings family.. and the boys in this house bleed purple.
I made this for my son so I don't have to worry about him scratching the screen of his Nook when he tosses it into his backpack.
2 Fat Quarters (one inside and one outside. I used same for both)
scrap fabric for accent 4x4inches
1 Zipper (I used a 22in long zipper)
Fusible Interfacing (Pellon) of your choice
- If making for a Nook Color, cut as follows:
2 pieces 11x8 inches from your exterior fabric
2 pieces 11x8 inches from you interior fabric
(If making for another device, measure your device and add 3 inches to each side. Example if your device is 5 x 7, cut fabric 8 x 10)
I used the same fabric for the interior and exterior which probably wasn't the best idea for visual effects. Sorry about that.
- Cut your pellon 1/2 inch smaller than your fabric. Mine are 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
- Iron your pellon (or other fusible interfacing) to your outer fabric. The pellon I used was fusible on both sides - so I made a pellon sandwich. If your pellon is only fusible on one side, then you would fuse to your outer fabric then place your interior fabric on (WST wrong sides together) and give a 1/8 inch basting stitch all around the outside to keep your sandwich together.
- Next, grab the zipper and pull it open a few inches.
- Then trim the ends to make the zipper 1 inch shorter than the side you want the zipper to be on. Mine is the longer 11 inch side - so my zipper is trimmed to 10 inches. (You will want to trim some of both ends to make it nice and neat. Don't just cut from one end to make it 10 inches.)
You should end up with something that looks like this. The exterior fabric is facing up in the picture below.
- This picture below is what the underside looks like after the seam has been stitched down.
It's a good idea to use a heavy interfacing like Pellon 987 or similar so it gives the pouch some extra padding. But nothing too thick.
If you have any questions at all - please send me an email and I will make sure to answer them!