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    Fabric book cover

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a pattern for a book cover made from fabric or of a tutorial on doing it?

    he book is a bible and I remember how I use to have paper covers as a child for books, but wondering is there an easy way to make one for a certain size book out of fabric.

    Thanks

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    http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/200...-cover_22.html

    http://ponderthepath.com/2011/12/07/...over-tutorial/

    These are just 2 that I got when I googled how to make quilted bible cover.
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    No two books seem to be exactly alike in size. So a specific pattern might not really help you.

    You don't need a pattern. You already have the skill. How about doing a paper cover then use that for your pattern adding seams where you want them.

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    I recently bought a pattern to make a Bible/Book tote for my Bible. You could leave the handles off if you just want a cover. The pattern is called Bible/Book Tote and it is from www.villagemercantile.com I haven't made mine yet but hope to soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a pattern for a book cover made from fabric or of a tutorial on doing it?

    he book is a bible and I remember how I use to have paper covers as a child for books, but wondering is there an easy way to make one for a certain size book out of fabric.

    Thanks

    Lay the bible on a piece of paper. Draw around it. Cut that out then cut two pieces as tall as the bible but just 3 or so inched wide. That will be your inside flap. DONE!
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    don't forget to include a pocket for paper for taking Bible study notes, a place for pens and highlighters, extra bookmarkers. If you stick things inside the pages of your Bible you will want to have the cover zippered.

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    If you search for journal covers on Google, you will find patterns that will give you the basic steps to follow. Just measure for the size of your Bible.
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    If you're less interested in sewing/customizing a cover, and more interested in simply protecting your book, you might check Walmart and office supply stores. They have stretchy book covers for students, they are very inexpensive and will fit lots of different sizes.

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    I cover diaries for Christmas . I make sure you have open wide for the book.use paper to make a cover as mentioned. Cut out front plus seam allowance cut out same size batting and lining. With Hesse 3 bag out and quilt. Now make 2small rectangle to go inside to form a sleeve for the cover to fit in. Bag out and quilt them. With these 3 join either by hand or machine and put bible in.
    Additions a notebook which can be made by bagging out as above and sewn to the outside also pen holder, handles etc.. A piece of ribbon or elastic to hold pages open . Etc always decide on extras before bagging out as some could fit in a seam .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I cover diaries for Christmas . I make sure you have open wide for the book.use paper to make a cover as mentioned. Cut out front plus seam allowance cut out same size batting and lining. With Hesse 3 bag out and quilt. Now make 2small rectangle to go inside to form a sleeve for the cover to fit in. Bag out and quilt them. With these 3 join either by hand or machine and put bible in.
    Additions a notebook which can be made by bagging out as above and sewn to the outside also pen holder, handles etc.. A piece of ribbon or elastic to hold pages open . Etc always decide on extras before bagging out as some could fit in a seam .
    Would you please explain the words "bag" and "bagging" when connected to sewing. I've never heard those words used that way before. Thanks.
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    Over this side of the pond bag is when you place backing right side down with batting on top, then place right side below backing with the right sides touching. Sew all around except for a small section through which to pull the material to the right side. Stitch up space.
    Before doing all above ie bay out or bagging place in pen holder etc.

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    Some nice ideas here, have to make a journal cover for someone, so might borrow some of these ideas. Thanks.

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    Our grandson received a Torah for his bar-mitzvah, and wanted a cover for it. I offered to make it. I goggled for a Star of David, and found one to paper piece. I made a practice one, and it was too large. So I put the pattern in my printer and reduced it. Then I made the smaller one. It turned out quite nicely, but ! ! ! when I came to sew the different sections together, I found that I had reduced the seam allowances also. Bummer. But I know how to make 1/8 inch seams, so it turned out fine. Just a reminder: if you are going to reduce paper piecing patterns, watch out for the seam allowances.

    Now I have to finish the cover.

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    Thanks for the explanation because I thought I was severely emotionally distressed because your instructions were not making any sense to me with the bagging. Just thought I had dropped out of reality.
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    You might check out allfreesewing.com. They have tons of free patterns & I know they have some book cover patterns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    Thanks for the explanation ... your instructions were not making any sense to me
    Me too - I thought maybe it was a non-English speaker, and Google translate had really done a job on the translation! Lol!

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    Here are two
    Lovely Leaf Designs-PDF small fee This one include a place for a small note pad and pens/markers
    homespun-threads.com this one is a free PDF
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    I'd be interested in those expressions also....good advise but please elaborate or share that knowledge of yours.

    Thanks so much.j

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Over this side of the pond bag is when you place backing right side down with batting on top, then place right side below backing with the right sides touching. Sew all around except for a small section through which to pull the material to the right side. Stitch up space.
    Before doing all above ie bay out or bagging place in pen holder etc.
    Thanks. I do that all the time and guess I don't really have a term for it, outside of sewing right sides together and then turning right sides out.
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