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Kindle Pocket for an End Table

I have a chair that eats things like remotes, scissors, and Kindles. Yep, you read that right. When I sit and charge the Kindle it has to be on the floor. I once thought the cable kid had stolen it as it had slid down into the side of the cushion.

So... I bought 3 used place mats for .99 and with my hot glue gun, went to town. Not having my sewing machine with me right now, I glued everything into place. You could do a nicer job sewing it, but this turned out quite handy too.

With the fronts down, glue two mats together. I just zig-zagged back and forth then laid a butter knife on the glue till it cooled. You might want a strip of fabric to lay down on the seam,but this worked just as well.

Then, with the right sides up, lay the third face up too, above the edge of the second one. Glue or sew it all the way across. Then, sit your Kindle or tablet in place and measure how far up the "fold" of the placemat has to be. You may have to fold over the edge either inside or outside for a matching look to get it right. Then glue the edge up and secure till it's cool. Don't be impatient. Kindles weigh more than you think. One minute too soon and it maybe too late to save.

NOTE: Don't do what I did. I didn't measure it and it was too large for the Kindle to show and grab. I had to fold over the bottom 3" and glue. Not the affect I wanted, but if you "do as I said and not as I did"...yours will turn out nicer. PS: Works great for the remote, too!


I have seen these done with the idea of a paperback or TV remote for slipping between the mattress and box springs so I ran with that idea.

Hope that helps!


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March 4, 20180 found this helpful

Sounds like a nice solution..
How about using a table runner?
I see those at thrift stores for $1-$2.
You might have to do more folding to have a nice "front" showing but since they are much longer the extra material would be available.
Change for the seasons??
Thanks Sandi - I think this will be useful.

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March 4, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks. Yes a table runner would have been great. But when I made this back in 2016, I didn't have a car and had so many thing to use up or donate.


The best thing I can say is that this is still on today, in a new apt, and working it's magic like the day I made it.

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March 4, 20180 found this helpful

It was a great tip in 2016 but that does not mean we who did not see it in 2016 cannot find it useful in 2018.
It was useful then and still useful today.
Hope you are liking your new home even more than the old.
Closer to family counts too.
Thanks Sandi for your interesting and useful tips.

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