Since December I’ve been working in Manchester and catching the train from my local station just outside Leeds four days a week. It’s been a great way to get some more reading into my day and I’ve been making very good use of my kindle. I do find that my kindle cover (which includes a pull-out light) is a bit bulky and its sturdiness is not really necessary in my work bag. I thought I’d have a go at making a lighter drawstring cover to simply protect the screen when it’s in my handbag.
Using some of the fabric left over from my red and white spot blouse, and some interfacing to make it a little thicker, I created a flat, lined pouch. I’d made some draw string bags in the past but never quite figured out how to make a tidy opening for the draw-string. I’d recently been reading ‘Love at First Stitch’ by Tilly Walnes of Tilly and the Buttons and one of the patterns I was planning on working with next was the Pyjama bottoms. This had a great method for creating a draw-string channel with a very neat opening, so I used this and I was really pleased with the result. It has definitely lightened my daily load.