When I heard about a local fabric shop going out of business I decided to check out the goods. Here in Belgium, fabric is outrageously expensive especially if it's by Tone Finnanger, the Norwegian designer of Tilda fabrics. A metre (which is a slightly smaller than a yard) can cost anywhere from 18 € to 26 € ($23 - $34) which is really pricey for quilting cotton. I adore the fabric collections with their pretty designs and colors. The pink & red collection is my favorite... very girly and delicate.
To my surprise, the fabric shop had a great selection of Tilda fabrics and they were on sale for 30%! And unlike the US, Belgium only has sales in January & July so finding an item you adore on sale outside of these months is like hitting the jackpot. These fabrics are also difficult to come by in the US so I went a little crazy and bought a few metres. Yet, now that I have all these beautiful fabrics I'm not quite sure what to do with them. I guess you can say I'm hoarding Tilda fabric! lol!
Last weekend when S & C gave me a Kindle for Mother's day they didn't give me a cover because S wasnt' sure what type of cover I wanted. But I told him not to worry that I was going to MAKE one! And that's exactly what I did this weekend.
I used this tutorial from "A Blue Sky Kind of Life". The tutorial was really easy to understand. I just love when bloggers write tutorials with lots of photos and detailed instructions. I'm a very visual person so this is really helpful for me.
The first case I made was a wee bit too tight. I think it may have had something to do with the batting I used. So I added a quarter inch to the fabric dimensions and this time it fit perfectly. I skipped the part about sewing around the top opening. I was so happy with the way it came out that I didn't want to chance ruining it with a less than straight topstitch. ;)