Download PDF File Guide to Fabric Book Cover. After completing this project, you will have a fabric cover for a standard paperback book. This particular book cover was made …
FABRIC BOOK COVER
After completing this project, you will have a fabric cover for a standard paperback book. This particular book cover was made with pre-quilted fabric, a button closure, and a standard paperback book, but could easily be adapted to use non-quilted fabric (either layered with batting or not), a Velcro closure, and any size book at all. Both machine and hand stitching are employed. For this project, WS = wrong side, RS = right side, WST = wrong sides together, RST = right sides together. 1. Gather supplies for your pattern making. We used a standard paperback, paper, scissors, a pencil and a ruler.
2. Place your book, face down, on the paper and trace around the edges of the front cover with your pencil. Turn the book up on its spine, and trace the width of the spine. Turn the book so that the back is face down and trace this cover with your pencil as well.
3. Remove the book and you will have a large rectangle. This is the basic pattern from which you will be working.