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Topic: Fabric Bookcover, or "No, I'm not reading a romance novel"...  (Read 3683 times)
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« on: March 09, 2010 08:25:07 PM »

I just remembered that one of my coworkers has a birthday coming up. We both like reading romance novels, but there are certain situations where you just don't want to advertise what you are reading. And I have a box of fabric someone gave me. Thus, this fabric book cover! Here are some pics.





And the color is a little bit more true in this picture:


I hope she likes it. I will probably make one for myself sometime...if I ever get time to make something for myself.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010 11:58:39 PM »

That's very pretty, I love the fabric you chose! Maybe I'll get around to making myself one...
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010 05:16:10 AM »

Thank you! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but my guess is it would be a lot easier for other people. I'm not so hot at sewing...
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010 07:10:00 AM »

Very nice book cover!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010 07:47:09 AM »

What a lovely idea, and a great book cover.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010 08:01:36 AM »

Oooh! I need one of those. Not to cover up what I'm reading but to protect my current book from the hands of busy toddlers! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010 09:31:53 AM »

Brilliant!  The button closure is a nice touch.
I am inspired to make some to hide my books.  They look perfect for using up fat quarter scraps, and protecting books from getting smashed in my bag.
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010 01:36:57 PM »

I love that fabric- it reminds me of a sundress my mom had when I was a kid!

And I sometimes also want to hide that I'm reading "His Pulsing Passion" from certain nosey coworkers!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010 09:45:55 PM »

That is a fantastic idea! Only... is there a way to adjust this for different book sizes?
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010 02:51:29 PM »

You know, I was worried about that too. I thought of making it tie-able so I could adjust the size but that wasn't working. Most romance novels are of a pretty similar size to the one I used so I decided not to worry. I read several tutorials for different ways to make book covers before I made this, and one mentioned that if you use stretchy fabric you should use the smallest size book you would want to use it on when measuring the sizes and then it will stretch for larger books. My fabric just wasn't stretchy. Cheesy
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I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010 02:48:34 PM »

Pretty! I should do this, I don't read romance, I'm more of a fantasy or crime fiction kinda gal but it certainly gives an air of mystery to whatever you're reading. I know it drives me mad when I can't see what people are reading (I am curious like a cat no?) so maybe it's time for a little payback...problem is...I have lots of sizes of book...oh well my local fabric shop is having a bargainous sale at the moment on fabric so I could make plenty.

Thank you for the super idea.
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2010 04:39:49 PM »

This is a great idea.

Seeing this and another post gave me an idea. Why not freak out your boss by putting titles on your covers like "The Art of Striking"
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010 11:37:19 PM »

Love it, especially the bookmark - great idea!  Wish I had had one when I was trying to read Kushiel's Dart at work.  The cover art is lovely but a bit too eyecatching.   Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2010 06:17:10 PM »

Love it! and your title cracked me up.
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fuhlaouer
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010 11:00:38 AM »

what a perfect idea! i know some friends that tend to get all red faced when coworkers walk by and eyeball their books. perhaps a quainty gift is in the making. thanks!
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