Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nook Case


i made a case for my Nook ;)
paulie got it for me for my birthday, and i am struggling with paranoia about it...
i really, really reallyreally don't want to break/scuff/scratch/drop it. cuz i have a terrible history of so maiming all things electronic


my lining skills are second-hand... i cut the cloth too big and pretended i did that on purpose :)
i call it "rouching" lol. or something.

so anyway if any of u have a Nook or similar sized e-reader it's really easy to make a case (mine is crochet, i will eventually get around to making a knit one, also just as simply made)
i used an aluminum size J hook (US) and some chunky yarn because i wanted the thing to be squishy enough to protect the Nook in case it got dropped. heh.
here's what i did:
chain 16
sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, putting 3 sc into the last sc.
then turn your work and make an sc in each of the loops on the foundation chain.
yes, you're going in a non-circular circle.
when you get to the last chain of the loopies on the foundation chain, put 2 sc's in there instead of one or three. yes, 2.
join with sl st if you prefer. i know some people don't like to join but i do because i always lose track of my rounds if i don't. stich markers, schmitch markers.. shutup.
now just keep making sc in each sc, until you have about 28 rounds. this is how many rounds my case has but yours might need more or less depending on some things that are not in my control.
fasten off when your e-reader fits inside :)
i made my lining by cutting a rectangle (if you ever took home economics or had a maternal/paternal figure that had a sewing machine, you have probably been forced/encouraged to make a pillow case for a grade or otherwise) and sewing it into a pouch.
its easier to cut one piece and fold it in half and sew up 2 sides rather than cut 2 pieces and sew them together evenly. especially if you dont have sewing pins.
...then sew the pouch into the case. that part should be done by hand and not by machine, because it will get messy.

i hope this has made sense :)
Mari

1 comment:

Goodjoan said...

Thanks for this! I made one similar (its' on ravelry and linked to yours) and it worked out great! thanks for the starting out point!