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For the main part of the Kindle case (the front and back) you can use 3.6mm thick leather. Anything that’s thicker than 2.5mm will work fine but an extra mm makes the whole case much more rigid and heavy.
Use a standard A4 sheet of paper as a template – I found that the size works great for the Kindle 3.
The main leather cut
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This is my new DIY leather Kindle “book cover”.
The corners are made from kangaroo leather.
The Kindle sits in the case nicely and all buttons are still accessible.
The front cover is a carved Kindle logo and surrounded by red thread.
All ports can be easily accessed with the Kindle in the case.
The top corner is a rubber band so that it’s easier to put the Kindle in the case and to take it out again.
The back is all black and has an extra layer of leather for added strength…