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Topic: Paperback Bookcovers * Now With Tute *  (Read 12287 times)
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« on: March 27, 2008 09:34:47 AM »

Since my car was wrecked in Jan. I have been riding the bus. The bus has some advantages, it goes right by my work I have an extra 400 dollars a month and 45 minutes of ride time to read. I looooove sci fi and alternative history but I don't like the way paperbacks get in my bag and I don't like people being able to see my reading choices and I am always losing my bookmark. So I made covers, the planet one for me and the linen type for a fellow passenger with a really ratty book cover, it was so bad it was haunting me in my sleep ! They have built in ribbon bookmarks and fit most books because of the flap closure.



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1 fat quarter
1 inches sew on Velcro
Interfacing *fusible* I use decorbond

Cut List

Outer fabric  (1) 10 x 7
Interfacing  (1) 10 x 7
Lining  (1) 10 x 7
Flaps  (2 ) 3 x 7
Interfacing  (2) 3 x 7
Closure tab (2) 2 x 4 * round one short end * ( I used a spool )
Interfacing  (1) 2 x 4 * round one short end * ( I used a spool )

RST = right sides together
WST = wrong sides together
RSO = right side out
  seams allowed
*Pay attention to the direction of your fabric if it has a directional print like mine did.*

Fuse interfacing pieces to the outside of outer fabric piece, flaps, and one of the closure tabs.


Sew hook part ( hard ) of Velcro to ride side of interfaced outer fabric, centered and about 1 inches from right side. Sew loop part ( soft ) of Velcro to interfaced side of tab closure.


Place tab closure pieces RST and  sew, trim seam allowances to about 1/8. Turn rso and press, topstitch 1/8 from edge.

Press a   in. hem on one long side of each interfaced flap ( pay attention to print direction ). Topstich close to edge.


Baste ribbon one inch left of center on outer fabric piece. Baste tab closure centered on left side of outer fabric piece ( across from hook part of Velcro ).


Place flaps RST to outer fabric piece making sure the hemmed edges are towards the center, tape the ribbon out of the seam allowances.* make sure the ribbon is not under the flap , I didn't get the right picture *   Make sure edges are even.


Place lining piece RSD on top and pin around edges, being sure to leave an opening between flaps to turn.


Sew with a in. seam allowance, clip corners diagonally and edges to about 1/8 of and inch.


Turn RSO thru opening and poke corners out with a knitting needle or something similar. Press.


Topstitch  between flaps ( makes it turn better ) being sure to catch opening in bottom.

Cover your book of  unrealistic Male characters.

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 09:42:42 AM »

Genius!! I was just thinking about this issue last night! I hate people seeing the "trash" I bring to read while working out at the YMCA. "Kitty and the Midnight Hour" does seem questionable. Tongue
Did you just use fabric?
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 09:46:05 AM »

Wow, that is such a good idea, and the space fabric is cool. I'd love to know how you did it, if you're willing to share.

Also, thank you for making me un-lurk!
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 09:53:11 AM »

You read my mind with your book covers.  I was thinking about making some of these for my paperbacks a couple of days ago.  Yours look really great.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 10:00:50 AM »

Genius!! I was just thinking about this issue last night! I hate people seeing the "trash" I bring to read while working out at the YMCA. "Kitty and the Midnight Hour" does seem questionable. Tongue
Did you just use fabric?
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They are fabric, and lined and I used interfacing, I trade my used paperbacks so the better condition the more I get. I will do a tute in a few days.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 10:14:00 AM »

These are great. I made some a few years ago as the first project on my serger.  They are so fast to create, and the built-in bookmark comes in very handy. I don't like people seeing what I am reading either. Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008 10:23:47 AM »

I should make something like this, my bf just bitched me out for toting one of his books around in my bag and it was getting a bit beat up. I like the planets pattern, and that was nice of you to make one for someone else!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008 10:46:55 AM »

What a great job!  I am really interested in any tutorial you might make up.  I am going in the hospital for surgery in May and even though it's not a major surgery, I will have to stay a couple of days.  I really don't want people to see the "housewife porn" that i read!! Cheesy  I would love to make a couple of these for the books I'll take!

Thanks for sharing the idea with us!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008 10:55:51 AM »

What a great job!  I am really interested in any tutorial you might make up.  I am going in the hospital for surgery in May and even though it's not a major surgery, I will have to stay a couple of days.  I really don't want people to see the "housewife porn" that i read!! Cheesy  I would love to make a couple of these for the books I'll take!

Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

All of you in-the-closet torrid romance lovers should have a book cover swap to hide your shame!  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2008 11:01:12 AM »

Those remind me of the bible covers we used to make at camp...

Great job. I love the planets one.
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