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SechoDB
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nook Cover Tutorial

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In the link provided below (video) you'll be able to see the steps needed to make your own cover for the nook.

 

Materials needed:

  • Textile fabric of your choice. A piece of about 1.5 ft by 4 ft long will suffice.
  • A piece of thin cardboard (or plastic) of about 1ft by 1 ft.
  • Glue.
  • A sewing machine. (you could potentially do it by hand but, good luck with that)
  • Time. (always invaluable)
  • And I assume you have a nook, or other reader for that matter, because I don't give exact measurements and you'll need it to make sure everything fits the way you want.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAhich2Upxs

 

 

Since this tutorial has two(2) possible finishes for the cover (namely Option A and Option B) PLEASE! do watch the whole thing before you set out to do your own.

 

Squematics to follow:

squematics

 

And this is a close up of the rim detail on Option B:Rim detail

 

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

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Oh, and for those interested these are the final results.

 

Option A type finish here:

Option A

 

 

Option B type finish here:

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JD05
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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

Wow!  Looks great.  Option A looks homemade but option B is very impressive!  Well done!  Can your covers fold over in half while reading?

 

You definitely have skills.

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Technowitch
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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

Very nicely done!

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RaAusar
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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

Not too bad.

 

Has anyone come across any skins ( or stickers) for their nook? I personally would like to add a bit of flare to the front and or back of my nook.

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

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JD05 wrote:

Wow!  Looks great.  Option A looks homemade but option B is very impressive!  Well done!  Can your covers fold over in half while reading?

 


 

Glad you liked it. And please post if you decide to do your own, I would love to see!

 

 

And yes, both versions fold over quite nicely.

 

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Undel
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Both variants look fantastic. I will have to admit, I'm partial to the polish of option B myself, but option A is very nice as well!

 

In reply to skins or stickers for Nook, I know that Skinit does them. You can upload your own photos or artwork, or use some of their premade skins. Honestly though, the Nook doesn't have enough "empty" space that I think a skin for it is warranted.

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RaAusar wrote:

Not too bad.

 

Has anyone come across any skins ( or stickers) for their nook? I personally would like to add a bit of flare to the front and or back of my nook.


 

Perhaps you should check www.skinit.com   That's the only one I know, though I've never bought anything for myself so I'm not in a possition to be able to recommend it or otherwise.

 

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RaAusar wrote:

Not too bad.

 

Has anyone come across any skins ( or stickers) for their nook? I personally would like to add a bit of flare to the front and or back of my nook.


 

Somebody mentioned skinit.com  also go checkout decalgirl.com

 

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greatjava
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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

If you are looking for skins/decals yes they exist. Quite cool with matching screensavers even!

 

http://nooktalk.net/forum/accessories/decals-for-the-nook-amazing

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

nice job and thanks for the posting video tutorial on YouTube.

 

BTW, I like your wallpaper, can you please share your walpaper here?

 

Thansk.

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nickels
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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

OP - this is a perfect piece for the instructables website:

http://www.instructables.com/

 

Nice work!

You should definately submit this to the instructables site.

 

I was thinking about making one for my wife until they release the good ones in April (holds breath)

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RaAusar wrote:

Not too bad.

 

Has anyone come across any skins ( or stickers) for their nook? I personally would like to add a bit of flare to the front and or back of my nook.


 

I got a really pretty floral skin from DecalGirl. They have LOTS of Nook choices.

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

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Is it this one?

 

 

... or this one?

 

 

You're welcome!

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whereisjim
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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

Thanks SechoDB~

I was looking for the bottom one but I love both of them. Thanks.

BTW, do you happen to have name of these images? It looks like the board changed the file name.

 

Anyway, Thanks for the file~

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

The one on the top was "Asian-Vintage" and the one at the bottom "Red-Juice" (due to the fact that her hair and eyes are red in the colored version)

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

Thanks.

That makes me to wonder how to colored one look like~~~

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

I got crafy tonight and made a cover out of an old pair of jeans. No sewing - all hot glue gun fun. Probably not the best choice, but it is all I have on hand. It ddn't turn out too bad:

 

 

here it is with the nook in it before I added the front button:

 

Thanks for the inspiration!

 

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

Updated with final photos:

Nook COver Outside

Inside:

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Re: nook Cover Tutorial

 

 


nickels wrote:

Updated with final photos:

Nook COver Outside

 

 

 

This looks great! I don't sew, but I do have a hot glue gun. I might just have to try this.

If you have any tips or tricks based on your experience doing this with a hot glue gun, I'd love to hear them.

 

 

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