step 1: I looked up the dimensions of a Kindle (8″x5″x1/3″) and made a cardboard mock-up. Used an old curtain for the pattern.
step 2: Sewed the bag together and sewed a strap on the sides adding the flap on last. Put the cardboard kindle in the bag to make sure it fit. Designed the real kindle bag. (in the upper right corner of the photo.)
Step 3: Sewed the real kindle bag together using the dimensions of the pattern.
Step 4: Realized the real kindle bag was much too small and it would be impossible to sew the strap on because with the batting the seams are too bulky to stitch onto.
Step 5: Removed stitches and tried to figure out a way to make the bag work. Decided it couldn’t and that I would cut it down into a glasses case.
Step 6: Sat at my desk sweating and staring at the bag in a heat induced stupor.
Step 7: Admitted to myself I would just have to start over knowing more that I did a few hours ago.
Step 8: Stared a bit more, tried to get myself motivated and realized I needed a break.
Step 9: Left the studio with every intention of going back, walked around like a sweating zombie and accepted that tomorrow is another day.