Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Have You Ever Made A Book Cover? Here's Two I Made Earlier!



At the end of last week Flicky announced that she wanted me to make two goodbye/thank you gifts for her Y11 & Y12 Deans at Dwight.  Thinking caps on and Flicky decided book covers were the way to go so a quick trip to The City Quilter for Flicky to chose the fabrics and then to Staples to pick up some Sustainable Earth note books and here they are:

Melody Miller Ruby Star Sparkle 'Phones Ring A Ling' and 'Ruby Stories Ring A Ling', 
Echino 'cycling', Pink Echino Birds And Berries Cherry 

Front/Spine/Back/Inside Cover


Comma, by Brigette Heitland for Zen Chic for moda, New York Line by Line Night - The City Quilter, Newspaper Print - Famous Headlines! for Blank Textiles

Front/Spine/Back/Inside Cover


Let's hope Mr Dale and Mrs Aquadro like them as much as we do!




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29 comments:

  1. I´ve never made one myself but I like them whereever I see some. Your´s are lovely and the fabrics you used... terrific.

    Nana

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  2. I made one recently for baby MiH's red book. They are so much fun to make!

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    1. Oh my, the red books, I haven't thought about those for years! Are they still plastic? Flicky had a plastic red cover - one of the first - but my 2 older boys had a blue card cover on theirs - that's a great idea to cover them :)

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  3. Your daughter has incredibly good taste! They look fantastic.

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  4. Wow I just love these! Did you follow a tutorial or make it up as you went along? They are perfect gifts for the Deans. Oh and FAB fabrics too!

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    1. I made them up as I went along Sarah, but a tutorial is a great idea, I'll add it to my list! They're very simple just 2 pieces of fabric sewn right sides together, leave a gap along one long edge for turning. Fold in the extra length to create side flaps and then top stitch the 2 long edges which closes the gap. I've made lots before (see my 1st prize winning covers from the Bernina Creative Challenge in NYC last year here) but then I joined the edges by overstiching them with a made cord. :)

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  5. They are totally gorgeous.
    Such great fabrics.

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  6. Oh! They are perfect! I love these! They are so pretty!

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  7. They are great Chrissie I am sure their new owners will love them.

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  8. I have always wanted to make some of these too, a tutorial would be great!

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    1. It really wouldn't take long to put one together so I'll get one sorted :)

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  9. Love these as much as the cushions. Fab fabric selection, Chrissie!

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  10. Hi! I like to make note book covers and yours are fantastic! All the fabrics are really beautiful and fun, too! Great work!

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  11. These are awesome! Great fabric choice.

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  12. Love these! I'm especially drawn to the first one! Thank you for sharing what fabric you used.

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  13. How could they not love them? They're awesome! Whoop whoop!!

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  14. What a great idea for gifts. They are so pretty!

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  15. I like the way those look. I wonder just how practical they are however. Do they interfere with using the notebooks as notebooks? But they would make such nice gifts and I can think of people to make them for.

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    1. Great question - they don't interfere at all Stella and they can be removed when the notebook is full and put on another notebook of the same size. Most notebooks are standard sizes - for these covers I used notebooks from Staples that are 9.75" x 7.5" but if you Google this size you'll find there's lots of choices available so the recipient won't have any trouble reusing the cover in the future. There's been a great response to the book covers so I'm thinking I'll put together a tutorial in the next couple of weeks :)

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  16. Love the NYC fabric, but the telephone one with the colors is absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. Visiting from Monday link up

    Sue in Jersey

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  18. These are fantastic! Great fabric choices :)

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  19. Beautiful!!! I'm sure they will love them. I love the telephone fabric.

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  20. These are terrific! My daughter and son-in-law are teachers. I have to share this with them!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  21. Great notebook covers. Your fabric selections are awesome!

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  22. Yes I've made a few of these - my girls love them! Again - fabulous fabric!!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks for adding my button to your posts! =)

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

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