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No-Sew Book Cover for your eReader or Tablet

No-Sew Book Cover for your eReader or Tablet
This is the most important and time consuming part of the project. Seriously. I spent 15 minutes making the cover, and two days picking out the book. Here are things to look for. 1. Right size. 2. 3. 4. I found this cheap book club edition of "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius that was just perfect.

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Hardback E-Reader Case Cut 2 pieces of paperboard to fit the inside front and back covers of the book. Then cut a strip of paperboard about 1/4 inch thinner than the spine of the book. I'm not huge on measuring so I just laid out my ironed fabric with the paper board pieces on top. Lay one of the big pieces and the spine piece about a 1/8 inch apart.

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