Making a Padded Kindle Pouch

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June 24, 2014

kindle in pouch 1I recently made a Padded iPad Pouch and the pattern also included directions for making a Kindle Pouch. It is perfect for protecting your Kindle!


Total Time: approx. 2 hours

Source: Rebecca Ruth Designs - E-Book Reader Tablet Case


  • E-Book Reader Tablet Case pattern (Rebecca Ruth Designs), or similar homemade pattern
  • fabric for front (1/3 yd. or directional 3/8 yd.)
  • fabric for back/flap (1/3 yd. or directional 5/8 yd.)
  • fabric for lining (1/3 yd. or directional 7/8 yd.)
  • Warm and Natural batting 20" x 22"
  • button
  • scissors
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • hook and loop, optional

These instructions are for a button and loop closure option. You can use Velcro instead if you want.


  1. This pattern consists of three pieces, the "front", the "back/flap", and the "lining". Pin the pattern to the fabrics you chose.
  2. pin pattern for front and back flap
    pin pattern for lining

  3. Be sure to copy all pattern markings onto the fabric using a pin or knotted piece of thread.
  4. mark pattern markings 1
    mark pattern markings 2
  5. Cut out the "front", "back", "flap", and "lining" pieces.
  6. cut out front and back flap
    cut out lining
  7. You will also need to cut out the batting material for the "front" and "back/flap".
  8. cut out batting 2
    cut out batting 1
  9. Pin the "front" and "back/flap" pieces to their respective batting pieces. Baste around both pieces, about 1/4 inch from edge. Trim batting to fit.
  10. baste to batting 4
    baste to batting 3

  11. Now pin the "front" to the "back/flap", right sides together. Sew them together with a 3/8" seam allowance. Starting and stopping at the clip marks on the pattern pieces. Remove basting threads.
  12. sew back to front
    remove basting
  13. Clip the curves. Then turn it right side out and press.
  14. turn right side out
    press seams
  15. Fold the lining at the bottom fold line, with right sides together. Sew along sides, leaving an opening at the marks on the pattern. Do not turn the lining right side out.
  16. pin lining together on sides
    sew lining

  17. Create the closure loop by cutting a piece of fabric (6" x 1"). Fold the cut sides to the center, then fold in half lengthwise, pinning in place. Topstitch sides together. Press.
  18. fold sides to center 1
    fold sides to center 2
    fold in half
    top stitch sides together
  19. Bring the two ends together, forming a loop. Pin it on the right side of the flap, with the loop pointing away from the edge of the flap. You will sew the ends of the loop into the seam of the pouch.
  20. sew loop to pouch flap
  21. Slip the lining over the pouch. Match up the flap and front edges, pinning in place.
  22. baste lining to flap
    pin flap to lining
    pin lining and pouch at eve

  23. Clip at the clip lines on the pouch flap. This allows the flap to lay flat where it meets the side seams.
  24. cut at clip lines
    lay flap at clip lines
  25. Sew flap together, starting and ending at the marked clip lines. Sew the front edges, pivoting at the center of the vee.
  26. sew lining to flap
  27. Trim and clip curves. Clip the the front at the vee. Be sure to not cut through your seams.
  28. trim off excess
    clip curves
  29. Turn the pouch right side out, through the opening you left in the lining. Press along all seams.
  30. turn right side out through opening in lining

  31. Turn the seam allowance of the lining, at the opening, inward and press. Now topstitch the opening shut.
  32. lining turned right side out
    pin lining opening shut
    sew lining shut
  33. Push the lining into the pouch and press along the seams.
  34. slip lining into pouch
    press seams
  35. Fold the flap down to find the proper location for the button. Mark it with thread, then sew the button into place.
  36. find button location
    sew button on
    loop and button
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