The Woolly Reader
A custom homemade felt case for my Sony Reader.
Keywords: Sony Reader PRS-600, cardigan, sewing, recycling
You know that sinking feeling when you pull something out of the washing machine and the words 'shrink ray' pop into your head? That's how this project started. I'd accidentally put a lambswool cardigan in the 'standard' laundry pile instead of the 'delicates' one, and the result was a much-too-small but nicely felted garment - just right for my Sony Reader!
The zip and bias tape trim I got from a local fabric shop. I cut out pieces from the front and back of the cardigan (taking care to preserve one of the pockets) and joined them together to make the cover, then added cardboard to stiffen it up. I wanted a case that could be folded back on itself into a 'reading platform', so I went for a chunky reversible zip instead of a normal one. Unfortunately the elastic I used was too weak to hold the (heavy) reader in place so I've never actually used the case for reading, only for storage.
Special thanks to Lauren for lending me her sewing machine.