Monday, February 23, 2009

fabric bookcovers

Here is my first "real" tutorial!!! I've shown how to do a lot of stuff...but this time I really got a supply list and took pictures of every was harder than I thought...a lot of things I just take for was hard to break it down is how to make those cute fabric bookcovers I made over the weekend...luckily Bessie, my sewing machine, was in good spirits....First gather your supplies:

composition book
tape measure-check out the cute red ones I gave out to the soul sisters for Valentines Day!
fabric-32"x12"....or about an inch bigger all around the size notebook you choose
sewing machine
coordinationg thread

Measure your fabric and cut....if you are using a standard composition book like I did, cut it 32"x12".

Turn all edges in about a 1/4" and press....then turn them all edges in again and press once more so there are no raw edges....keeping the notebook handy to ensure a perfect fit...making sure you have enough room to sew along the top and bottom hems.

Here's Bessie!!...she was in great spirits today...some days she's a little testy...Sew the side seams first.

Then pin the top and bottom seams in place and sew......

Voila!!! Your cute new notebook!! This is for my ebay notebook...I was going to upgrade to a spreadsheet...this is an improvement ovet the purple spiral notebook I had last year.


Joy Beadworks said...

What a great way to spiff up a notebook!

Jennifer Juniper said...

It really looks great! I love it! You should submit it to she will publish it!

mom of 4 boys! said...

That looks great! I look forward to having some time to do things such as that.