Make Your Own Kindle Case From A Moleskine Sketchbook

Make Your Own Kindle Case From A Moleskine Sketchbook

We couldn’t help but be impressed with Moleskine’s hybrid notebook/Kindle case. Those covers are sold out at Amazon, though, and not that cheap. Reader Tom H. shows us how to cut our own Kindle case from a Moleskine sketchbook for $US16.

Tom wrote in via email to tell us about his case, which he made because the standard stock “seemed too bulky.” He used a 8.25 by 5-inch Moleskine notebook (likely this large sketch notebook) to fits his third-generation Kindle, which is about 7.5 by 4.5 inches.

His basic tips on how he did it:

  • Cut out pages with exacto knife leaving a strip on the top and bottom to hold it in place.
  • Glue those (pages) together.
  • Optional to glue (all of them) shut. I left the first few pages in and open-able; maybe I’ll use it to write some things down.
  • I use it as a sliding case. I like holding the kindle bare when reading, but use the case to store it in when I put it away. The Moleskin fits small enough that it’s not a hassle to not have attached.

And a few more pics of Tom’s creation, which really does seem like a slim fit and fairly disguising:

Thanks for the tips and pics, Tom! Inspiring stuff for other fans of new-fangled reading and old-school notes.


  • IS this secure? It looks as though it would slide out the side?

    From the looks of things I’m guessing there’s not enough room for a strip of page on the exposed edge, right?

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