How to Make a Fabric Book Cover

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Make a Fabric Book Cover
Make a Fabric Book Cover

How to Make a Fabric Book Cover. Use this book cover to "dress up" a paperback novel or any other book. Choose fabrics that are mid- to heavyweight.

Things You'll Need

  • Braided Trim
  • Flat Work Surfaces
  • Lace Trims
  • Dressmaker Pins
  • Dressmaker Shears
  • Fabric-marking Pens
  • Fabrics
  • Sewing Machine
  • Yardsticks
  • Rulers
  • 1/4-inch, double-fold bias tape

Tips & Warnings

  • Look in the remnant bins of your local fabric stores for suitable fabrics at bargain prices.
  • Apply bias tape by inserting the raw fabric edge between the tape's layers. Sew it into place, close to the tape's edge.
  • Make sure that the shorter of the two bias tape folds is facing you when you sew the tape into place. This will help ensure that both folds are stitched.
  • Sew lace or braided trim around the outer edges of your book cover. Make sure that your stitching line does not interfere with the fit of the book cover pockets.

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