Saturday, October 6, 2012
I finally finished my Nook cover and I love it. It protects my Nook, it makes it easier to hold, plus it's so pretty! Before starting, I looked at a lot of different styles and decided I wanted a cover that looks and opens like a book. The problem I had was what to use on the corners that would hold the Nook in place. I tried making fabric corners and different size elastic. Then a friend suggested using narrow elastic headbands. I got mine at the Dollar Tree - a package of 8 for $1.00. They're about 3/8" wide and come a lot of different colors. I cut 1 band into 4 equal size pieces, and it worked perfectly for the corners. I used fusible fleece batting to make the cover padded, and used plastic craft canvas for support and body. To hold it closed, I added a flap with a strip of velcro. When I'm holding it like a book, I can fold the cover back, and the velcro holds it in place. It's also rigid enough that it can be stood on its edge. Which is handy when I'm reading a recipe from it while cooking. Overall, I'm very pleased with how it turned out.