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Folded E-Reader Cover

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Materials
  • 5” x 7” hoop (if enlarged it will require a larger hoop)
  • 2 9” x 7” rectangles of natural linen
  • 1 2” x 9” strip of linen
  • 2 9” x 7” rectangles of lining
  • 1 1” x 9” strip of lining fabric
  • 1 6” x 7” rectangle of quilting cotton for optional pocket
  • 2 9” x 7” rectangles of Battilizer® or low loft batting
  • 2 ¼” strip of fabric, the width of the fabric, for binding
  • Assorted cotton scraps for appliques per instructions below
  • Heat N Bond Lite® for appliques
  • 2” long hair elastics
  • 8” of black 3/8” knit elastic
  • Assorted vintage buttons
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Magic Sizing ®
  • 2 rectangles of no show stabilizer for each Folded E-reader Cover

  • Designs used in this project

    Preface:
    PLEASE READ BEFORE BEGINNING PROJECT
    The single file you download for these projects contains the files to make both the front and the back covers. You will be shown in the instructions below when to hoop new stabilizer in the embroidery hoop after the cover back is completed. Please read all instructions before you start these projects. The inside dimensions of the back cover, for determining if your e-reader will fit, are 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”.


    Step 1:
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    Cut the main body, lining and batting fabrics per the materials list. For this cover, which is FCK02 also cut for the appliques:

    a. 3” x 3” red quilting fabric for the flower
    b. 2 2” x 2” green quilting fabric for the leaves
    c. 1 ½” x 3” red quilting fabric for the top of the pot
    d. 1 3” x 3” red polka dot quilting fabric for the pot
    e. Cut a Heat N Bond® to fit each applique piece


    Step 2:
    Iron each applique piece with Magic Sizing® or spray starch and then apply the Heat N Bond Lite® to the back of each piece.

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    Step 3:
    Hoop no show stabilizer in your embroidery hoop; run color stop (CS 1) in as a placement line for the back cover.

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    Step 4:
    Remove the hoop from the machine, do not unhoop, lay the hoop face down on a flat surface; spray adhesive on a rectangle of batting and position over the placement having the edges extend beyond the placement line by ½” on all edges.

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    Step 5:
    Spray adhesive on the main body fabric (linen) and position over the batting.

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    Step 6:
    Turn the hoop right side up; spray adhesive on the lining fabric and position over the placement lines having all edges exceed the placement line by ½”.

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    Step 7:
    Return the hoop to the machine; run CS 2 in water soluble thread to tack down the quilt sandwich.

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    Step 8:
    Change embroidery thread to white thread for the quilting (CS3); bring your bobbin thread to the top of the work by holding onto the top thread and pushing your needle down button twice. This will prevent tie down stitches on the back of the e-reader cover. Run CS 3 to quilt the back cover.

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    Step 9:
    Use a thread that contrasts with your fabric for CS 4 which will stitch placement lines for the elastic which will be applied with your sewing machine. Remove the project from the hoop and set aside for now.

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    Step 10:
    Hoop a new piece of no show stabilizer in the hoop. Run CS 5 in a neutral color as a placement line for the front cover.

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    Step 11:
    Spray adhesive on the remaining linen rectangle and position over the placement lines so that the fabric exceeds the placement line by ½” in all directions. Run CS 6 in water soluble thread to tack down the linen to the stabilizer.

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    Step 12:
    For the e-reader covers with flowers CS 7 is stitched in the green indicated in the color chart for the flower stem.

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    Step 13:
    Switch to black thread for the placement lines and tack down stitches for all of the applique pieces in the design. CS 8 is the placement line for the 1st leaf.

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    Step 14:
    Remove the paper from the appropriate applique piece; spray the back with adhesive and position over the placement line; run CS 9 to tack down the applique.

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    Step 15:
    Trim the applique as close to or as far away as you wish from the tack down lines for these raw edge appliques; press each applique after trimming with an applique iron.

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    Step 16:
    Repeat steps 14 and 15 for the number of appliques in the design.

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    Step 17:
    Remove the hoop from the machine; do not unhoop; turn the hoop over and spray adhesive on the batting and position on the back of the hoop; spray adhesive on the lining fabric and position face up over the batting.

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    Step 18:
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    Return the hoop to the machine and run the next to last CS in water soluble thread to tack down the quilt sandwich.


    Step 19:
    Run the last CS in white to quilt the front cover. Remove the project from the hoop.

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    Step 20:
    Trim the front and back covers ¼” from the water soluble thread stitching lines.

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    Step 21:
    Cut 4 2” strips of black 3/8th“ knit elastic.

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    Step 22:
    Position one end of an elastic strip over one of the placement lines at an angle as shown and stitch and backstitch over the elastic within the seam allowance.

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    Step 23:
    Stretch the elastic so it is taut, but not overly stretched across the corresponding placement line; pin in place if necessary and stitch down in the seam allowance.

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    Step 24:
    Repeat for all four corners.

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    Step 25:
    I did not put the optional pocket on the inside of the front cover of this sample but I did on the Man cover. So please excuse the fabric change in this picture. To make the optional pocket fold the 6” by 7” fabric in half to make a 3 ½” x 6” pocket. 

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    Step 26:
    Lay the pocket folded edge up on the back and bottom of the front cover. Trim the pocket to the exact width of your cover.

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    Step 27:
    Stitch the pocket to the cover within the seam allowances.

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    Step 28:
    Press the linen 2” x 9” strip in half lengthwise. Align the raw edges of the folded strip along the side edge of the back cover.

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    Step 29:
    At the same time; press the lining sashing strip with Magic Sizing® and align it face down with the raw edges of the back cover and the linen sashing.

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    Step 30:
    Stitch with a ¼” seam allowance through all layers.

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    Step 31:
    Press the lining fabric only away from the back cover.

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    Step 32:
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    Place the front cover face down and align the raw edge of the lining sashing with side edge of the front cover. Make sure that the top and bottom edges of both covers are aligned.


    Step 33:
    Stitch the lining sashing to the front cover with a ¼” seam allowance.

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    Step 34:
    When you open out the covers the seam allowances should butt up against each other without gaps or overlaps. I’ve been stitching this with contrasting thread, but at this point I switched to white thread to match the quilting on the cover. 

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    Step 35:
    Press the linen sashing over the seam allowances and top stitch down the right hand side to cover the seam allowances.

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    Step 36:
    Trim off the excess sashing at the top and bottom of the cover.

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    Step 37:
    Measure up 3 ½” from the water soluble tack down line to place your hair elastic band; stitch it to the outside of the back cover within the seam allowance. If you band measures more than 2” in length have only 1 ¾” extend into the cover back and trim off the excess after stitching down.

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    Step 38:
    Bind as desired or see our article “Binding Small Embroidery Projects”. Place your e-reader inside the cover.

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    Step 39:
    Stretch the elastic band over the cover to mark the placement for your button. Sew the button on with a thread shank to allow space under the button for the elastic to close the cover. Make sure you do not sew the button on through the pocket if you have attached one.

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    Step 40:
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    Congratulations your first Folded E-reader Cover is complete!


    Step 41:
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    For FKC01 cut the main body fabric, lining and batting as above. Cut the following applique pieces and fuse to Heat N Bond Lite®:

    a. 1 3” x 3” red for the flower
    b. 1 3” x 2” pink for the flower center
    c. 2 3” x 2” green for the leaves
    d. 1 3 ½” x 1 ½” orange for the pot top
    e. 1 3 ½ x 3 ½ gold for the pot


    Step 42:
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    For FKC03 cut the main body fabric, lining and batting as above. Cut the following applique pieces and fuse to Heat N Bond Lite®:

    a. 4” x 5” black for hat
    b. 4” x 2” black for mustache


    Step 43:
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    For FKC04 cut the main body fabric, lining and batting as above. Cut the following applique pieces and fuse to Heat N Bond Lite®:

    a. 4” x 4” purple for flower petals
    b. 2” x 2” yellow for flower center
    c. 2 2” x 2” green for leaves
    d. 1 ½ x 4” teal for top of pot
    e. 4” x 4” light teal print for pot


    Step 44:
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    For FKC04 cut the main body fabric, lining and batting as above. Cut the following applique pieces and fuse to Heat N Bond Lite®:

    a. 1 3” x 3” orange polka dot for the flower
    b. 1 3” x 2” yellow polka dot for the flower center
    c. 2 2 ½” x 2 1/2” green for the leaves
    d. 1 3 ½” x 1 ½” orange for the pot top
    e. 1 3 ½ x 3 ½ orange and blue stripe for the pot

    For the love of embroidery…
    Pat Williams


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    Meet The Author: Pat Williams
    Award winning Digitizer, Embroidery Educator, Author and a Consultant to the Industry, Pat Williams has 20 years of experience in the embroidery industry. Pat has won multiple awards for her digitizing expertise including the 2007 Impressions Awards Grand Championship, Best of Show as well as the 1st and 2nd Place Awards.. Pat’s love of digitizing has afforded her the opportunity to write many articles for Impressions magazine in the United States and Images Magazine in Europe. She also has authored her own digitizing training CD series, “Digitizing Steps to Success.” In 2001 Pat was named “Embroidery Educator of the Year.” For many years Pat lead digitizing seminars at the ISS Shows in Long Beach, CA and for Compucon software. Pat retired from the commercial embroidery arena in 2010. She now resides in Sierra Vista, AZ. She can be reached at pwilliams22@cox.net.

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