A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 314,005
Currently Running With Scissors:
344 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Does anyone here know how to make slipcovers?  (Read 1365 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: March 21, 2004 06:35:33 AM »

I have a few small moleskine journals that I'd like to make individual slipcovers for.  But, I really don't have any idea how to make them.

Preferably pleather outside, felt inside.  I don't know how to measure and add for such things.

Thanks for your help.
Offline Offline

Posts: 212
Joined: 18-Jan-2004

Apparently, communists make the best cigars...

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2004 06:53:11 PM »

Bear with my horrible instructions. This is how I have done it in the past...

Open the journal you want to cover and lay open with the spine and both covers flat against the fabric you want on the outside.

Trace around the outside of your journal. Then cut the rectangle out, making sure to leave about 1/2 inch border for your seam.

For the fabric on the inside (the felt), trace just the cover twice and cut out shape, leaving a seam allowance on the two short sides and one long side.

Sew the inside and outside pieces along the dotted line as shown, making sure the right sides of the fabric are together. You can hand sew or use a machine.

Trim the excess fabric around the seams down and then flip inside out. It should now slide snugly around your journal. You can either trim the weird little extra pieces around the spine down or flip them over and sew them.

I hope this isn't too confusing and at least sort of what you were looking for!

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.