tutorial: nook cover re-do

I have to start out by saying that my husband is awesome. For so many reasons. Probably like a million reasons. One of the many reasons that he is awesome is that he makes a point of surprising me with sweet gifts, and he always goes all out for my birthday.

This year he has outdone himself. I came home from work last week to a perfect little early birthday present sitting in my craft room.

A nook.


I did some squealing, hopping, hugging, and more squealing.

And just so you don't think we are loaded and can just go buy expensive gadgets whenever we want, I want to tell you that he used money he had been saving since Christmas. So sweet.

Ok, did I brag enough on the hubs yet? I think I did.

I needed a cover for it, but all the covers at B & N (Barnes and Noble - you know, that is the lingo since I am so cool now and I have a nook) were plain. I looked at the covers, browsed the store, thought about the covers, and then had a vision. I walked quickly back to the covers and picked up this grey one

and turned it into this:

Want to know how?

This is what you will need:
  • A Nook cover (the texture of the cover is important here. Mine had a cloth-like texture - not leather or pleather. The cloth is needed so that the Heat 'n Bond will stick)
  • Cloth scraps
  • Heat n Bond (I used extra strength)
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Paper/Pencil for making a pattern
Start by drawing out your pattern. This is what I came up with for mine.

Select your fabric.

Then fuse a small piece of each fabric to a small piece of the Heat 'n Bond.

Ok, all the prep work is done. Next, I cut out each teardrop shape out of the paper pattern to use as a stencil.

I used this stencil to trace onto the Heat 'n Bond, then cut out the piece. As I was cutting out the paper, tracing, and cutting out the fabric, I laid it out how I wanted it on my cover as I went along.

Once I had all my pieces cut out and arranged, I followed the directions on the Heat 'n Bond packaging and ironed the pieces onto the cover.

Be careful as you are ironing - the center of the cover is cardboard or something, and began to warp a bit from the heat. I just bent the cover back in shape and held it while it cooled and no permanent damage was done. Phew!

I love it. And I love my nook. And I really love my husband.

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  1. aw, thanks! I still have another week or so until my actual birthday, but he surprised me early!

    thanks for the b-day wishes!

  2. How great is this!!! thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Looks awesome and happy birthday!

  4. So cute! Happy Birthday!! Lucky, lucky!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot! It totally made my day! Hope your birthday was great!

  5. Happy Birthday!! I love my Nook. My cover I got from Best Buy, but it has a zipper around 3/4 of it. Plus a little area in the front of it with a zipper pocket to keep the charger for it. I love the Nook because you can check out library e-books. I will have to remember this if I get a new cover. I plan to get the NookColor & give my Nook to my son next year.

  6. Have you thought about selling them? I love the idea but I'm lazy. lol ;)

    I shared ya link on FB.


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