Cut 2 pieces for the front and lining, each 9” x 18”.
Cut one piece of thick batting for the interlining the same size.
For inner pocket (for charging cord and/or other accessories):
Put the main fabric and lining, right sides
together. Place batting behind the two pieces.
A finished Kindle Tote is shown on the right.
The photos below show each of the children sewing their totes. I love the expression of determination on Quentin's face as he sewed!
And now, for the rest of the story… all of our care in making a safe carrier, in explaining and reiterating how important it is not to drop them because they are extremely breakable, did not have the desired effect. I was told that when they got home, Charlotte went out of the house with her Kindle tucked under her chin and both hands full with other things… and you can guess the rest of the story! It dropped and cracked one corner… still usable except for the inch that is cracked, but broken, nevertheless. Some of us learn our lessons the hard way! When his dad told 10-year-old Quentin to put his Kindle in the tote, Quentin said they only made the totes because…”Grandma was teaching us to sew on the machine.” His misconception (or twisting of the facts) was quickly corrected! One more update: Ava and Charlotte called me the other day and asked how forgiving I am. I replied I think I am pretty forgiving… and Charlotte admitted that she had AGAIN dropped her Kindle, this time on the wood floor in their family room, and the screen had shattered. Ava said it still works, but she is concerned Charlotte might cut herself when she uses it. My son said he will check it out and see if a screen cover will help, or if it needs to be replaced. Accidents happen… and there is no point in punishing her. I think the loss of her favorite gift is punishment enough. Some of us just need to learn our lessons the hard way, and hopefully it’s only a small bump on the path toward wisdom… and common sense!