|1. Lay out your cardboard, eyeball about how tall you want your case to be and cut the cardboard
|2. Here it is, cut. Now figure out where you want the fold for the spine. Fold.
|3. Here it is with one fold. Now fold it again and make the spine about an inch wide
|4. Here's what we've done so far. Fold those folds all the way forward, then all the way back. We want to be able to fold the case all the way back so we can read one-handed.
|5. Now we're going to make the back the same size as the front. Fold it like so.
|6. Use a pencil to mark where you're going to cut the back. Then cut.
|7. Now lay your cardboard on a piece of contact paper and cut the paper around 1.5 inches bigger than the cardboard all the way around
|8. Take the backing off the contact paper and start sticking your cardboard onto it.
|10. Try to fold the contact paper in at the corners as shown. We want to have fairly smooth corners, but it's not a big deal.
|11. Here's the half-finished case with all the corners folded in
|12. Now fold everything down nice and neat
|13. Cut another piece of contact paper the same size as your case, then cut about 1/4 inch from each side. This will be the inside of your case. A checker pattern like this makes everything even easier.
|14. Paste the inside the same way you pasted the inside, i.e. keep the cardboard folded. The inside of the spine will be wrinkly. Your case is now basically finished.
|15. Put Velcro (THE SOFT SIDE) on your Kindle
|16. Now cut two strips of Vecro (THE SCRATCHY SIDE) and place them as shown.
|17. Remove the plastic strips from the Vecro tape, fold your case back and carefully center your Kindle into its fabulous new case. Press down lightly and make sure the Velcro sticks onto the case. You're done!
|18. Here is your case. It naturally plops open for your table-top reading enjoyment...
|19. ...but through the power of gravity, if you place your case upside down, the weight of the Kindle will hold it closed. Ta da!
|20. Or you can get a piece of elastic and close the Kindle case with that. (Optional)
|21. Your hand-made case functions as a lovely stand in portrait mode
|22. And with a little help, it can sort of act as a horizontal stand as well.
|23. And best of all, the cover folds all the way back, so you can read your Kindle with ease.
Over forty milk-squirtingly funny short stories and just a couple disturbing, haunting ones as well.
Enjoy parodies of Star Trek, The Da Vinci Code, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Twilight. Absurdist comedy mixed with dry social commentary. There's something to offend everyone, but it's all in good fun.
Chris Hugh's stories have appeared in many publications, including Drabblecast, Boston Literary, Danse Macabre, The Long and the Short of It Romance Reviews, Black Petals, Dark Fire, In Between Altered States, and others.
Chris is a former math teacher and Unix systems administrator and a recovering lawyer. Twitch, the cat on the cover, was in the New York Times bestseller, How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning.