Step 1: Gathering Materials
-Carboard (a lot)
-Brown paper (I used expensive brown wrapping paper I had left from Christmas)
Step 2: Cutting the Back Piece
Step 3: Cutting the Front Face
I cut another piece of card the same size as the back piece, from there I measure how far along and how far from the top the screen is, then I laid the paper screen template and traced around it, I cut the screen shape from the cardboard and placed it to the side for future templating.
For the keyboard section, I roughly measured the area around the keyboard, I took the measurement, and made a template of this too. I cut more than the measured amount off to ensure the buttons at the edge of the keyboard could still be easily used.
The four buttons situated on both sides of the kindle were the hardest part, but I slowly cut away at the edges until all four buttons were easily accessible, as with everything else, I cut more than what was the actual measurement.
Step 4: The Flap
To make the flap, cut another rectangle of cardboard the size of the back of the case, this is all you need to do for now.
Step 5: Putting It All Together!
Next take an old eraser, or some Blu Tack and put in underneath the cardboard in which you are going to stable it too (I cheated and stapled onto the broken Kindle, I didn't care about damaging it) you then need to bend the legs of the staples inwards and push them into the cardboard so that you don't scratch your Kindle when taking it in and out of the case.
Finally add the flap, this is tricky, so refer to the photos if you don't understand fully. You make two thick strips of brown paper, first staple them to the flap itself, three times ideally, but not next to the edge of the flap. Place the flap on the case as if it was already attached, fold the strips over and hold them down, staple three times again on the back of the main case, not near the edge again, this ensures your case can be used as a stand too.
On all of the joins, I recommend using PVA or wood glue to secure the tape to the cardboard completely.