Fabric book covers are awesome gifts because they can be personalized to the tastes of each individual. This particular book cover was made with prequilted fabric, a button closure, and a standard paperback book, but could easily be adapted to use nonquilted fabric. Journal covers make great gifts and are a superfun way to use fabric scraps. You may have trouble trying to put a hard covered book into the cover. How to sew a book cover that fits more than just one book. Sew a notebook cover of your own by using this notebook cover sewing pattern. I made this fabric book cover tutorial to be super easy and hundreds of people have been enjoying this pattern. The book cover can be customfit to any size of book, so the first step is to take three measurements. Plus, text book cover designs are usually utilitarian at best, and ugly at worst. This is a putty that pulls dirt and stains out of the fabric surface. How to make cloth diapers and sew your stash fast diy. Cindys guest, jo packham from where women cook, demonstrates how to make book covers from riley blake fabrics. But it also serves the very practical purpose of protecting your book from wear and tear. I know youre going to love what she brings to the mixstarting with these simple sew diy fabric book covers.
Sew a bag sew a zipping book cover with handle and pockets free pattern and instructions. So there are 4 shorter pieces piece a for the side of the book cover, 2 larger pieces piece b for the side of the book cover and 1 middle piece piece c for the inside part resembling the part where the book pages are glues in a normal book which are all made with the swan yarn to resemble book pages. Learn how to make a fabric book cover in this complete stepbystep sewing tutorial. These covers are so handy for keeping your journals and your favorite soft covered books nice and clean. Directions to make your own pattern for any book are included. Measure the book use this free pattern to sew a zipping fabric book cover with handles. Gotcha covered cloth book covers are not suitable for school textbooks or binders. This particular book cover was made with prequilted fabric, a button closure, and a standard paperback book, but could easily be adapted to use nonquilted fabric either layered with batting or not, a velcro closure, and. Buy products related to fabric book panels and see what customers say about fabric book panels on free delivery possible on eligible purchases. We offer a variety of patterns, materials and colors to add just the right touch to your next book. Adapt the methods to sew a book cover that fits your. Jul 06, 2017 this book cover is for a textbook but you can use it on any hardcover book, journal, or binder.
Plus, theres the undeniable thrill of using a cute fabric to sew a completely unique purse. Look in the remnant bins of your local fabric stores for suitable fabrics at bargain prices. Book cloth and fabric book covers in colors and textures. Fabric book covers paperback book cover hidden secrets. Theres nothing better than having the perfect purse because you customized it for yourself. To keep a nice book nice, and to disguise one thats been defaced, sew a simple fabric book cover.
Fabric wallets, checkbooks and wristlets make lovely handmade gifts and theyre pretty easy to make too. Watch the video tutorial below or scroll down for the written instructions what you need. Let this fun tutorial teach you how to make a fabric book cover. Use this diy book sleeve sewing pattern to make custom book. Pin the flaps to the cover and gently remove the cover to finish sewing. So, the main benefit of a book cover is to simply add some extra prettiness to your life. The image dimensions vary, but all are large enough to help you create or overlay needed backgrounds for your designs. We used the pinwheels and net prints in turquoise and beige. Get the pdf version of the simple checkbook cover pattern. If it doesnt, turn the book cover wrong side out and make any adjustments that need to be made. Mar 05, 2020 book cloth or fabric book covers come in even a wider variety of colors and textures than what you see here. The development of edition binding in the 19th century, and the impetus to bind large runs of bibles and annuals is described by esther potter. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The instructions are suitable for any sized journal or book.
The first thing you need to make fabric book covers is obviously the fabric its the perfect thing for a fabric remnant thats not big enough for making a pillow but you love enough to put on display. Instylecraft stretchable fabric book cover 6 pattern prints, for medium to jumbo size schoolbooks hardcover,textbooks, fits most books covers up to 9 x 11 inches, no adhesive, reusable new designs. Thats why sunbrella is confident in standing behind every fabric with a 5year. And if you add a handmade cover, it makes the gift all the more personal and special. Nine of the best free sewing tutorials for sewing notebooks, journals and simple book covers. I designed the chevron stitching to fit the needs of this project, and i also designed a crochet stitch to create a straight edge for the chevron design. Fabric book cover diy cover guest post craftionary. Dispose of the used piece of sponge, once finished. Find the method, style and skill level you want from this free sewing video series.
Using the instructions you can learn how to make a fabric book cover to suit any size book, and youll also learn techniques for adding embellishments, applique, patchwork and even free form fabric. Highquality, handcrafted stylish book covers over 60 beautiful patterns. Fabric checkbook cover with duplicate check divider. Dress up an ordinary book with this collection of over twenty free fabric book cover patterns, tutorials, and diy sewing projects gathered from all over the web. Since these sponges are not reused, there is no worry about spreading mold spores that are commonly found on cloth book covers. My tutorial is based off of this one by jennifer paganelli with a few modifications. We have the best selection of panels for cloth books. Why spend more on the cover that i will throw away upon finished up the whole book. This is a howto tutorial to sew a fabric book cover in 2 ways, fitted end or adjustable end. When christine and i were talking about a diy fabric book cover project, she asked if i could sew. With useful handles, you can tote around your favorite book easily. Yes, a good 9 years ago when i just started sharing my design and pattern in craft passion.
Aug 01, 2010 lets dressedup your notebook and personalized it to your taste with a new cover. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Fabric book cover after completing this project, you will have a fabric cover for a standard paperback book. Its from heather ross latest collection and ive got a healty supply of it in my fabric stash. If youre a notebook and planner junkie, youre going to love making this easy diy notebook cover for all of your cute notebooks. Over 90% of the paperback novels published will fit in this book cover. All book cover patterns available in the standard paperback novel mass market size. The history of book cloth and the development of its use throughout this period are well documented elsewhere. We offer a variety of patterns, materials and colors to add just the right touch to your next book binding project. For a simple book cover with a button fastening you will need two pieces of fabric. Browse our selection of paperbacked and starched materials suitable for book covers and spines. Use this book cover to dress up a paperback novel or any other book. Now youve got the pattern for cutting out your fabric.
Click here to download this free pattern, and then check out our versions below. Oct 25, 2018 poke out the covers using a point turner, push out the seams and give the book cover a light pressing. See more ideas about sewing projects, fabric book covers and sewing crafts. Fabric book cover instructions amazon web services. So together we decided a pencil bag together with a fabric book cover would be great. Fabric book covers for paperback novels cloth book covers. Check out the little project journal label in the corner.
Great childrens fabric panels including nursery rhymes, farm animals, counting books, abcs. Working like youre wrapping a present, go around each edge and fold the outer piece of fabric over itself, so its touching the edge of the cover your fabric will now have a flat edge. Oct 02, 2015 cindys guest, jo packham from where women cook, demonstrates how to make book covers from riley blake fabrics. This fabric book cover tutorial also comprises the method on how to measure your book and calculate your own dimension according to your book size. Or how about turning a purse into a padded camera bag or maybe you want to whip up a few stuffed fabric turtles. Instylecraft stretchable fabric book cover 6 pattern prints, for medium to jumbo size schoolbooks hardcover,textbooks, fits most books covers up to 9 x 11 inches, no adhesive. How adorable is this free chevron crochet bible cover pattern. Add 1 12 inches to this measurement 1 inch for seam allowances and 12 inch for ease. She did end up customizing much of the book and adding a few extra pages as well. This notebook cover uses prints from our mika collection. With this fabric cover, your books will stay protected from the. Reuse your favorite fabric to cover and protect a book using the instructions offered in this article.
Its a great back to school project, but you can also use it to add color and pattern to books on a. While our regular book covers are printed in fullcolor and look great, these new designer covers add a look of old world richness to any book. Our foamlined fabric book covers protect your books and your reading privacy. Ill be adding more free projects here as i find them, this is one list youll want to. In case youre interested in making a book for a child or grandchild, daves mom said that she ordered the i can do it cloth activity book pattern from sew baby, inc. Before you sew the opening closed, try it on your book to make sure it fits the way you want it to fit.
Talas has one of the most extensive selections of book cloth or bookbinding fabric in the industry. Whether youre wanting to make a cover for a much loved book that is getting a little worn from being read over and over again or to protect a favorite inspirational book, this basic tutorial can be used to make a fabric cover for them. Dec 23, 2010 from hosting a shrimp boil, celebrating holidays, making homemade scratch art paper, sewing gifts and throwing parties to cooking delicious food, you will find it all here at skip to my lou. The method of imparting grain patterns to the dyed cloth was described in contemporary sources.
Now fold the fabric over again and glue so the fabric is now attached to the book. Making your own fabric book cover is a super quick easy project. Nine free tutorials for sewing journal, notepad, and book. Thats your indepth guide and worth picking up if you would like to have a good reference while you sew. Available in over 60 beautiful fabric print patterns and 5 versatile sizes. Check out this fabric tissue box cover with a grommet opening. Using the instructions you can learn how to make a fabric book cover to suit any size book, and youll also learn techniques for adding embellishments, applique, patchwork and even free form fabric collage. As an option, you can choose fabric handles to be added to your gotcha covered cloth book cover. Dec 02, 20 i decided that i am going to include quite a few handmade gifts for christmas this year, so i have been very busy sewing cute and fun items. How to make a fabric binder cover the polka dot chair. The pack contains 8 textures scanned at 600 dpi jpeg.
Read further for more info about how to sew this notebook cover. Aug, 2014 im thrilled to introduce her to you all today because shes going to be popping in once a month to bring you some super simple crafts. Lay your book spine down on your fabric and open it up. Notebooks and journals make thoughtful gifts for others and for yourself. This pattern is for a5 size note book, if you have other sizes, dont worry, you can still adapt to this note book cover pattern or you can make a nonsewup back cover with a strap for adjustment to suit different width. Once the flaps are pinned, you need to sew along the edge of the remaining sides to create two pockets for the front and back covers.
In the tutorial monica walks you step by step through the process of creating the binder cover, she even shows you how to make your own pattern so that you can adapt the size to any book. This book cover is for a textbook but you can use it on any hardcover book. Bible cover tutorial bible covers, bible bag, sewing. This fabric book cover tutorial also comprises the method on how to measure your book and calculate your own dimension according to your book. These fabric book sleeves are made with quilting cottons, padded with fusible fleece, and have pointed tabs with velcro closures. Youll find tons of posts on this blog about making cloth diapers, and i also wrote a book about sewing cloth diapers, and other cloth products. Book cover free crochet pattern nickis homemade crafts. Book cloth choices are very limited at print ondemand services as compared to star print brokers offerings for fabric book covers. So today i thought of showing you exactly how i made the fabric book cover.
How to sew a book cover that fits more than just one book thisblogisnotforyou diy tutorials, sewing book cover, diy, handmade, sewing. Journal or book at least one cover needs to be flexible. How to remove stains from cloth book covers how to clean. If you want to be one of them, stop on by at a case of the crafties. You can have just black or red much of the time at a pod. Stretchable book covers pack of 3 fits books up to 8. This will be great for drawing out quilt block ideas and writing down pattern.
Your books will stay protected from the constant ins and outs of lockers and backpacks. If youre looking for fabric book cover patterns, check out. We value making fabrics with complete performance that stand up to everyday life. Ill be adding more free projects here as i find them, this is one list youll want to bookmark and keep as a handy reference.
Aug 03, 2015 supplies for making fabric book covers. I made my own notebook cover after buying a cheap notebook from the stationery shop. Fabric book cover tutorial how to sew craft passion. Place the book on the fabric cover and fold the pressed seams over to put the cover in place. You can also follow the written instructions for this project. But it also serves the very practical purpose of protecting your book.568 971 1485 849 1510 1575 37 1061 244 356 384 1223 878 295 211 1313 1090 389 278 100 431 52 783 197 53 1204 1149 770 385 1595 100 1566 291 1633 385 337 119 313 563 1406 1438 1205 767 1327 1211 518 569 48 1081 1450