Embroidered Book Cover
Fabric book covers are so
much more durable for all those school books the children have to take
care of. Why not embroider them? They are quick and easy to
do. I particularly love to use denim and featherwale corduroy.
Cut a piece of fabric the
following length and width:
Length: Measure the book from front edge around to the back edge and add
Width: Measure the book from top edge to bottom edge and add 2 inches
Press under long edges 3/4
Press under short edges 3 inches for facing
Fold in half and mark front for embroidery; unfold the short edges and
embroider the design (I use 1 layer medium tearaway stabilizer hooped
with the denim)
Cleanfinish or serge all raw
To make facing: Fold back
short edges 3 inches right sides together; stitch from fold to
short edge to make a 3/4 inch seam at all 4 corners of the book
cover; trim corner diagonally; turn right side out
Topstitch 1/4 inch from top
and bottom edges, from facing to facing
Piece of cake! If you
like, you can even embroider the child's name and teacher on the inside
of the front facing (before you stitch the facings, of course!).
Appliqué pockets are also fun on the front of the book cover. Have
fun finding designs to go with the subject of the book. There are
tons of them around! Here's a free one to get you started!
Artwork by Carol
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