Nook Cover for Hubby

I have been trying so hard to think of something to make for my husband. I think boys are the hardest people to craft for. Last week he was looking for a cover for his Nook. When I looked at what they were, I knew I could make one! FINALLY, something I could make for him. I found this tutorial by Urban Threads and took a trip to JoAnnes.

I picked some retro fabric with a more earthy color palette. I cut out all the pieces and marked everything up per the directions.

I decided it needed the inside cover and thought it would be cool to decorate it up a bit with a fancy stitch.

I used an almond colored elastic. I thought it worked well with my fabric choice and was a bit different. I decided not to add the button or flap to close the cover. The corner elastics stretch enough to secure the corners.

This was a well written tutorial which made it easy. It was cool to sew each section and see it come together.

I was excited to see how cool the specialty stitch on the pocket really started to pull the look together.

Of course, this is my favorite part of every project. Just when you have sewn all the edges and are ready to turn it outside right.


I had a bit of trouble getting the cardboard inside. I took the recommendation of placing the hole on the bottom, it worked well. I recommend keeping the seams on the inside of the card board. This gives a smooth finish to the outside.

The results are awesome. A very cool and personal cover for my guy.

The nook fits perfectly.

This is a quick and easy project. It’s the perfect Father’s Day gift if you are looking for an idea. Be sure to add a link to the comments if you try this project.  I love to see how others interpret the pattern.

Happy Sewing!

3 thoughts on “Nook Cover for Hubby

  1. May 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Fun! My husband has a nook as well…this could be a nice Father’s Day gift I’m thinking.

  2. May 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I love it and very inspiring for me to make one too!

  3. May 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Awesome! So true – it is SO tough to find great makeables for the hubs. Love your fabric choices.

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