The covers available for purchase for eReaders and the like are all a bit blah, and rather $pendy. So I rolled my own, and now you can too!
This eReader cover was made for a SONY PRST2.
- Sheet of rigid cardboard or thin masonite (~ A4 size)
- Fabric suitable for outer cover (~ A4 size)
- Paper for inner (~ A4 size)
- Approximately 60cm of thin flat elastic (~ 5mm width)
- Cutting tools
- PVA glue
- Measuring tools
- Marking tools
- Small eyelets, punch and setter, hammer (n=8 eyelets)
- Your chosen device.
I used a piece of art board I had laying around.
The front and back covers will need to be about 5mm bigger in height and width, than your device.
The spine will need to be about 1mm deeper than the depth of your device.
The pieces of board will be glued to this with about 2mm of space between them (to allow for folding closed). The fabric needs to be 15mm larger than this all round.
Here I have used a blockout-lined curtain fabric. It was left over from a curtain making adventure and thus, free :)
Use just about any fabric you like, heavier is generally better.
Rule lines on the 'wrong' side of the fabric to guide placement of the boards once glued. Apply glue all over one side of the board and apply to fabric. Smooth it out.
Now we want to allow this to dry, so weight it down with a traditional reading device, leave for a couple of hours.