Isn’t Sew Grateful Week great? Have been having so much fun visiting new blogs – very distracting!
I thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how to make my small notebook covers. They make lovely presents, and use up those awkward pieces of fabric that are too big to get rid of, but too small to make much with.
They also sell very well at craft fairs – my customers were buying little stacks of them to give at Christmas – and you’re very welcome to use this tutorial to make notebooks to sell.
You will need -
- A6 spiral bound notebook (front cover measures approx 11.5 x 15cm including binding)
- Fabric 20cm x 46cm
- Piece of card 16cm x 24cm
- Button (optional)
I’m using home dec fabric, but if you’re using something thiner, like quilting cotton, cut a piece of fusible interfacing the same size as your fabric and iron it on.
1. Neaten the edges of the fabric with pinking shears or zig zag.
2. Press a hem on the two short sides of the fabric and stitch.
3. Using your piece of card as a guide, press down the long sides of the fabric.
4. Fold in the short sides (around the card) and press.
5. Remove the card and press, matching the folded edges. Pin.
6. Stitch all around the edge, close to the edge.
Insert your notebook, decorate with a button, and you’re done!