Friday, August 23, 2019

My DIY Kindle Stand

Since the weather has been a little on the warm (sweltering) side the last few weeks here in Alabama, I have indulged myself with quite a bit of one of my favorite indoor hobbies...Reading.

I sneak in reading time all throughout my day.  I especially like to read while sitting at the table with my morning bowl of oatmeal and cup of coffee.  I am a book lover through and through, but I have found out that it's much easier to eat and read with my Kindle than it is with a book.  I always have trouble propping a book up, keeping it open, and turning the pages while dining.

So, I made a hands-free Kindle stand that also doubles as a cover.

This is what it looks like when opened up.

It has a tab on front that snaps shut.  I like to throw my Kindle in my bicycle basket and ride to a quiet place to read sometimes when camping, and the cover gives it more protection while being bounced around in the basket.


 You can find lots of free tutorials on-line to make covers for your gadgets.  Here's the one I used:   DIY Sewing Ipad/phone Case Stand.   Other than the obvious size changes, since I made it for a Kindle instead of an iPhone, I also made a couple of other small modifications; one because I wanted to and the other because I had to. 

I wanted a wrist strap to make it easier to carry the Kindle around, and to hopefully keep it from slipping out of my hand too easily.  I am so glad I added that!

And for the modification I had to make?  The tutorial  instructs you to make little corner tabs on the inside of the case into which you fit the gadget.   But evidently, either my gadget is too fat (sorry Kindle),  or I made my seams a little too large when sewing the corner tabs in.  Either way, the Kindle wouldn't stay in the corner tabs and I was constantly having to readjust.

So, to fix the problem, I had this package of Industrial Strength Velcro that claims to hold up to 10 lbs. 

After placing a strip of the hook side on the case and the matching loop side on the Kindle, the problem was fixed.  It doesn't budge.  I won't even try to fiddle with the little fabric corner pieces the next time I make one.  I'll just stick the Velcro on and be done with it.
I made this cover probably a year ago and still love it.  I'm thinking I may have to make a new one soon though as this one is beginning to look a little shabby and dirty.  The downside is, you can't launder them because of the cardboard or plastic that is used inside to make the stand rigid.

But before I make another Kindle cover, I have a new project I'm excited about.  I'm getting a new laptop and want to make a pretty case for it. 

The projects just go on and on.  Such fun!



  1. Oh are you still having internet woes? Missed your new posts! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Angela, it's so good to hear from you! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I'm loving my new internet service and it's working beautifully, so I have no excuse keeping me from blogging other than I just haven't gotten back to it.

    Your message is certainly the encouragement I need to at least think about getting going again. Thank you so much sweet friend.

    P.S. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving in my home with my precious family - 16 in all! Hope yours was great as well.


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