Here’s a basic tutorial and pattern for making a Kobo Vox case. If I can do it, anyone can.


A Kobo Vox measures:

  • Height: 19cm
  • Width: 13cm
  • Depth: 1.5 cm

Please note: This case is not meant for protecting your Kobo from getting damaged if you break on it, step on it, etc. It’s only meant to keep the cover from getting scratched.

Use 2 two types of fabric. I used a plaid cotton for the outside and a plain black fabric for the inside. It was cotton, but with a bit of stretch. This is good, just in case you make the inner part a tad too small, your Kobo should still be able to slide in.

Cut 2 pieces of the inner part: 25cm high, 16cm wide. You will sew this two into a little bag. Sew the top edge down to avoid fraying of the exposed edges.

Cut two pieces of your outer fabric out. The front piece measures 28cm in height and 19cm by width. The second piece measures 38cm by 19cm. Sew these pieces together to make another bag, the extra fabric serving as a top flap. Sew your edges down on the inside to avoid fraying. I used a zigzag stitch but a straight stitch would work too. This is now the outer part.

I had to detach the arm of my sewing machine for this next part.

Pin your inner bag inside the outer layer bag thing so the openings are lined up. Sew these together. It’s much easier to do this if you take the arm off the machine and put the two pinned-together parts over the throat plate, just so you don’t accidentally sew the opening closed.

Add 2 buttons to the front where you want to be able to close it. Mark two spots on the upper flap and make button holes. Make sure not to make the button holes too big (or else your buttons will just slip out) or too small (so you don’t have to struggle to get the top flap closed).

That should just about do it!

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Jillianne Hamilton is an author, crafter, hobby addict, history enthusiast and graphic designer in Charlottetown, PEI on Canada's beautiful east coast. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award in 2016. Her fourth book, The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII, will be published in 2018.

Hi, I'm Jill! I'm an author, a Lazy Historian, a web/graphic designer, a bookworm and a hobby addict. I live in Charlottetown on Canada's beautiful east coast. Learn more.

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