Over the weekend, I went home to throw my cousin a bridal shower with the rest of the bridesmaids. It was super busy, and I think I've finally fully recovered. Today, I was really in the mood to clean, read, and craft. After a few errands, I let everything else fall to the wayside and crafted all day long. My sister pinned a Harry Potter kindle cover on Pinterest over the weekend, and immediately made me look at it.. I got really excited, because it looked SO easy to make!! I had a ton of black felt stashed away in the closet from when I made some coasters a while back, so I quickly grabbed some ruby, goldenrod, and tan felt from JoAnn Fabrics today and set to work.
For the Harry side, I followed the style of the original cover pretty much exactly. The measurements for the Kindle was 19x14cm and 14x8cm for the iPhone. I just did the shapes freehand, but I did use some measurement for the scarf squares. For the Kindle cover, the rectangles are 2x1cm, with the two yellow end pieces 1x1cm, and for the iPhone cover, the rectangles are 1x0.5cm.
I didn't want the other side to be plain, so I opted for a black felt background (since I have so much of it) with a golden snitch (surprise, surprise). I do love snitches. I just cut out some details using the tan felt scraps for the snitch. Because the iPhone cover snitch was so small, I didn't put quite so many little lines on it - I didn't want it to seem crowded.
Before putting any of the shapes on, I grabbed a needle and some black thread and stitched around the edges, leaving the bottom open, and knotting each corner so that it wouldn't come undone. This was probably the hardest part; I had a baby Nymeria jumping at the thread every time I moved it, haha! Without the kitten, it's probably the easiest part. Once the pocket was all stitched, I glued the shapes on with a hot glue gun. The hot glue gun made it a little bit messy, since there are so many strings from the glue, so next time, I'd probably use Tacky glue. You can use either one!
The only concern I have about the black felt is that it's already attracting kitty fur like crazy. Ah, well. This is such a fun little project, and it really doesn't take much time at all. The worst part for me was cutting out the glasses - I'm still not totally satisfied with them, but I gave up, haha. It only cost me $1 for the felt, since I already had all of the other supplies. Super cheap and cute way to house your iPhone or Kindle! :)
If you're interested in other Kindle covers, check out my hollowed out book cover, here!