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Topic: Soft cover Book Protector- with Tutorial! (and LOTSA pics)  (Read 9216 times)
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« on: June 30, 2006 11:06:48 AM »

My friend LOVES to read and takes a book with her everyday to work.  She also hates carrying a purse so I made her a book protector with a small pocket on the front to carry ID, money, etc...  She LOVES it!  I thought I would share with you guys!
You will need:
2-2" X 12" strips from outer fabric for straps
2-3" X 8" rectangles from outer fabric and lining fabric each for the flaps
1-10 1/2" X 8" rectangles from outer and lining fabric for main piece
10" of 3/8" wide ribbon for bookmark



Sew 2 flaps together with one outer and one lining along 1 long side.  Fold over so right sides are out and topstitch 1/8" from edge.  Make 2 flaps


Make straps by folding the 2" X 12" strips in half long ways and ironing to make a crease


Fold raw edges up to creased line, fold on crease and press to create straps

Topstitch 1/8" along both sides

Layer lining fabric right side up with one flap at each short end, lining fabrics touching and raw edges meeting



Then layer the straps 2 inches from each side and pin in place


The place outer fabric on top with wrong side up.  Pin in place and stitch around all edges, leaving a 3 inch hole in the middle of one long side to turn


Clip corners, turn and press seam allowances from hole inside.  Insert ribbon in hole 1/4" and topstich along all sides of cover


Insert book cover inside flaps


Voila!  One softcover book protector.  Now go make 7 or 12 of them!

Oh yeah I almost forgot the "action" shot

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006 11:08:59 AM »

Oooh... Thanks for the idea.
My mom and her sisters are very religious.  They would love these for their bibles.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006 11:10:37 AM »

That is a great idea, just be sure to measure the Bibles first and make sure they fit, this is for a regular soft cover book some Bibles are bigger.  It does make a great gift though!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2006 11:30:36 AM »

pretty interesting!!!! I should do it one when I have a bit of time  Wink  Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2006 12:31:09 PM »

Great tutorial!  

Great bag as well.  Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2006 03:49:32 PM »

Awesome idea and beautiful fabric!!!!!!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006 10:15:40 AM »

Great tutorial, great idea, great fabric Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2006 10:22:53 AM »

I would love this.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2006 11:13:29 AM »

What a fantastic idea! Thank you for the tutorial as well!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006 12:07:22 AM »

I need one of these!  I will begin tomorrow...for my journal!  I hate a purse too, but must carry a cell phone...what a great idea.
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