I’ve been DYING to make one of these for um….ever!
Only problem…what the heck was I going to do with a composition book, let alone a cover for it? Sorry LJ, you don’t get a designer scribble pad yet.
Now that I’m going to Bloggy Boot Camp in March, I’m going to need something to take notes on. So of course, I NEED to have my very own shnazy book cover…DUH.
I know, it’s amazing. I’m rather proud of myself
Fabric (I used interior decor canvas)
Measure your composition book. They are not all the same size! Mine is 9.5 by 7.5 (one side).
Double the width (15 inches) and add 9 inches. Add 1 inch to the height. My measurements are now 24 by 10.5.
Measure and cut your fabric. MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE….unless you want a super cool diapers and wipes pouch like me
At least it’s a stylish accident! And now LJ won’t have mashed Goldfish in his diapers.
Fold over a 3.5 inch section on either end to form the pockets. Iron a crease.
Sew bias tape on both of the vertical sides of the pockets.
You will now have four vertical strips of bias tape sewn on, but the top and bottom do not. The pockets are not sewn down yet.
Fold the bias tape over the top and bottom of the cover. At the corners, open and fold over the tape to create a nice edge.
Sew all along the top, creating the side seams for the pockets as you sew on the tape.
I added a snap to the inside edge of the pockets to secure my book
And just for fun, I added a few rosettes from the left over bias tape…gotta have a little BLING.
I LOVE how it came out and can’t wait to sport it at Bloggy Boot Camp!