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This project was written by Kerry Foster from PennyDog Patchwork.  Kerry is an avid crafter who loves quilting and blogs at

Bear Kindle Case Tutorial


Bear Kindle case project

An adorable Kindle case which can also double up as a shoulder bag using the loops on the ears to clip a strap on.  A few tweaks to the measurements would make this case work for a tablet or ipad as well.Bear purse project or kindle case

You will need 

Two FQs- one for the outer and one for lining and accents. I used Leah Duncan's Gramercy line for Art Gallery Fabrics provided by Hantex.

Scrap of black fabric

Wadding scrap at least 9 1/2" x 12  1/2"

Evenweave or Buckram at least 8 1/2" x 12 1/2" - Raystitch stock buckram in their online shop.

Scrap of fusible web

Magnetic snap

8 1/2" square of interfacing

Templates (click to open as a pdf)

Finished size fits Kindle Basic, Paperwhite or Voyager.

Use a 1/4" seam throughout.


Cut out all of your pieces. You need two pieces measuring 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" from each of your FQs. You also need two pieces of evenweave or buckram and two pieces of wadding measuring the same. Use the flap template provided to cut out one from each of the FQ fabrics plus an interfacing piece. Cut four outer fabric ears using the template provided.

Fuse the interfacing to the back of the outer flap piece.


Bear Kindle Case or tablet case project

With the outer main pieces right side down, layer the wadding and then the evenweave. Pin and baste stitch about 1/8" from the edge all the way round on both pieces.

How to make a Kindle case

Trace the applique shapes from the template sheet onto fusible web. You will need one muzzle, two inner ears, two eyes and a nose. Fuse the eyes and nose to the black scrap and the remaining pieces to the back of the accent fabric.

Bear style Kindle case tutorial

Stitch down the applique with your sewing machine with a narrow zig zag stitch.

Applique Kindle case tutorial
Sewing the ears

Layer an ear piece with an accent and a plain ear piece right sides together. Using a stitch between 1/8" and 1/4", sew around edges, leaving one straight edge open.  Clip corners. Repeat for the second ear. Turn right side out, poing any tucks out with a paintbrush or crochet hook and press.

Snap fastening Kindle case project

On the flap lining piece, finger press in half. Measure 1" up the line and using the snap backing disc as a guide, mark your position. Snip the vertical lines and insert the prongs of half of the snap. Add a small piece of wadding over the prongs to reinforce, Apply backing disc and fold down prongs to finish inserting the flap side of the snap.

Instructions for making a Kindle case

Add the other half of the magnetic snap in a similar way, measuring 3" down from the centre top of the main front piece. You don't need a wadding scrap of this piece as there are more layers on this piece.

Art Gallery Fabrics sewing project 
Bag for carrying a Kindle

Fold the ears in half and pin onto the front of the front of the flap with raw edges aligning. With right sides together, sew around the flap leaving a gap at the top between the ears. Remove the pins and turn right side out. Press.

Sew a bear Kindle case - free patchwork project 

Sew the flap to the back main piece with top stitch just between the ears and positioned between 1/2" and 3/4" from the top of the main piece. Make sure the stitching sews the opening shut.

Make your own Kindle case

With right sides together, bring the two outside pieces together and sew around the sides and the bottom. Clip the corners.

Repeat for the lining, leaving a hole of about 3-4" in the bottom for turning.

Instructions for making a case for your tablet or e-reader

Turn the outer right side out and position inside the lining with the flap away from the raw edge. Sew all the way around the raw edge.

Top stitching a Kindle case

Turn right side out through the hole in the lining and push out all corners. Sew up the hole in the lining.

Top stitch the edge of the pouch to keep the lining held in place.

If you wish, you can clip a detachable strap to the ear loops.

Now your Kindle case is ready to use.

e-reader case

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