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Topic: Paperback Bookcovers * Now With Tute *  (Read 12253 times)
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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2008 09:07:59 AM »

As a teen librarian, it's been several years since I've read an adult marketed book.  I love teen lit, but yeah, sometimes those covers don't really reflect the high quality writing within! 

But I have to spread the Gospel of Teen lit, so I weather those stares with pride! 

That won't keep me from making a book cover, though.  I could totally use it just for the bookmark (I usually use napkins, pens, reciepts, floss, rubber bands, or anything handy that will fit.)

Yay for tutes!

Haha, I use the same stuff for bookmarks! Tongue
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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2008 12:50:00 PM »

Depending on how fat the books are you may need to add width to the pattern. I am rereading The Stand and it didn't fit in my current cover so I added an inch to the width.
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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2008 06:00:45 PM »

I finally made some! Yay!  Cheesy

I had bookmarked your tut a long time ago for when I would have time to do this, and the time has come!! (Now that school's over! yay!)

At first I thought "meh! easy!" so I tried to figure out how to put the pieces together by myself, but it didn't turn out so good!  Roll Eyes 

I also had to cut larger pieces of fabric because my book didn't fit in the first one I made... I used 11 in. x 8 in. for the outer fabric, the interfacing and the lining and 3 in. x 8 in for the flaps and their interfacing.

I also lined the flaps.

So here they are!
The first one I made is the blue one because I wanted something summery... The colors didn't really come out right in the picture, but anyways... You can see it's too small...

The front is embroidered (with the only stitch I know ha ha!). I don't know what I'm going to do with the small one...
Those are really cute, to bad one came out to small, maybe you could sew up the sides or use it to keep track of coupons or reciepts.
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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2008 01:46:27 PM »

I made a bookcover similar to yours last week, but I'll have to post it later. I did mine a little differently.  Tongue
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« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2008 12:19:59 AM »

Thank you for posting this wonderful tute. I'm going to have to try making one as soon as I get my craft room cleaned out this week.
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« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2008 09:31:57 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! I made one last week, and it was great; I'll put up a picture when I find the camera.

Like others have mentioned, though, my book did not fit well with the dimensions given. I could cram the book in there, but the carners got all smooshed. I added a bit to some of the pieces, and it came out great!

I did not change the dimensions of the interfacing, but instead centered it onto my fabric. It was hard to get my corners square with the interfacing, and this seemed to work better.

The extra fabric I added to the pattern allows room for topstitching, by the way. If you don't want to topstitch you might want to adjust the dimensins accordingly.

Oh, and if I do make another I will line the flaps as well.

Here are the dimensions I used if anyone is interested. Anything I changed is in red.

Outer fabric  (1) 10 x 7 - 10 x 8
Interfacing  (1) 10 x 7
Lining  (1) 10 x 7 - 10 x 8
Flaps  (2 ) 3 x 7 - 4 x 8
Interfacing  (2) 3 x 7
Closure tab (2) 2 x 4
Interfacing  (1) 2 x 4

Thanks again for the tutorial, Diesels_Mom!
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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2008 05:52:55 AM »

Thanks for posting the bookcover tute!  I read garbage when I fly and don't like people seeing the garbage that I read!

Thanks again!
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« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2008 08:06:42 PM »

My dd and I started Sunday school today and she received her first bible. I thought it would be cute idea to make book covers for our bibles (and a friend who is about to have a birthday).
I wanted to put handles on the covers.  I measured my bible and used some material from the drapes that were in our house when we bought it.



It fits a little tight, but works! YEAH!  I got a new Janome Magnolia 7330 for my birthday this past April. We bought our house and moved about that time too. I've just gotten to getting around to unpacking it and have really enjoyed this machine!

What do you gals think?  My dd's bible is a hard cover, so I'm thinking that the flaps will have to be attached with velcro..or do you think I can make it big enough to slip over?
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« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2008 10:06:25 AM »

I'm going to make one like this with a few pockets for a pen and post its to go with my day planner.
thank you for the tutorial, it is great.
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« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2009 10:35:58 AM »

I need to make this !!!
thank you so much for the tutorial !!!
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