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Fabric Book Covers

Since our move back to Canada in November I’ve been in the process of taking stock of my unfinished projects and getting an idea of just how much fabric in my stash that needs using up but I thought I’d share a couple of my recent sewing finishes.

When our middle daughter was here over the Christmas holidays, she had some fun browsing through the dresser where I store my fabric. She came across some purple flower fabric that she really liked and asked me if I’d make her a book cover similar to the journal cover I’d made for future son-in-law for Christmas. She has a special inspirational book that she reads over and over and wanted a pretty cover for it.

Some measuring of the book, another browse through to choose fabrics for the inside flaps and lining and we were all set to get to work.

Middle Daughter's Fabric Book CoverNext, she added some pretty jewels to give it some sparkle!

Book Cover with Jewels added

She liked how much it turned out so much that she asked me if I’d make another book cover in the same purple flower fabric for a good friend of hers who shares her love of the same inspirational book.

Fabric Book Cover

For her friend’s book cover she chose different fabrics for the inside flaps and lining. Her friend loves birds and hats so that Phyllis Dobbs print from the “It’s a Dog’s Life” collection by Quilting Treasures released a few years ago seemed the perfect choice.

Want to make a book cover for yourself? My How to Make A Fabric Book Cover tutorial teaches you how.




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  • Renee
    May 6, 2015 10:18 am

    These are adorable! Book covers are on my mental list of projects I want to try some day. How incredibly cute!

  • Tiffany
    January 10, 2015 3:55 pm

    love the book covers

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    January 10, 2015 4:11 am

    These are lovely Su, can’t help you with the bird fabric sorry! Hope someone knows the answer to your question!

  • Gemini Jen NZ
    January 9, 2015 5:48 pm

    I love these covers! What a cool way to use some gorgeous fabrics so they can be admired every day!

  • Kdate
    January 9, 2015 4:39 pm

    You surely do have some rather nice fabric in this dresser of yours. 🙂 The birdies are adorable. Love the journal covers.

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