Since my car was wrecked in Jan. I have been riding the bus. The bus has some advantages, it goes right by my work I have an extra 400 dollars a month and 45 minutes of ride time to read. I looooove sci fi and alternative history but I don't like the way paperbacks get in my bag and I don't like people being able to see my reading choices and I am always losing my bookmark. So I made covers, the planet one for me and the linen type for a fellow passenger with a really ratty book cover, it was so bad it was haunting me in my sleep ! They have built in ribbon bookmarks and fit most books because of the flap closure.
1 fat quarter
1 Â½ inches sew on Velcro
Interfacing *fusible* I use decorbond
Outer fabric (1) 10 x 7 Â½
Interfacing (1) 10 x 7 Â½
Lining (1) 10 x 7 Â½
Flaps (2 ) 3 Â¾ x 7 Â½
Interfacing (2) 3 Â¾ x 7 Â½
Closure tab (2) 2 x 4 Â½ * round one short end * ( I used a spool )
Interfacing (1) 2 x 4 Â½ * round one short end * ( I used a spool )
RST = right sides together
WST = wrong sides together
RSO = right side out
Â¼ seams allowed
*Pay attention to the direction of your fabric if it has a directional print like mine did.*
Fuse interfacing pieces to the outside of outer fabric piece, flaps, and one of the closure tabs.
Sew hook part ( hard ) of Velcro to ride side of interfaced outer fabric, centered and about 1 Â¾ inches from right side. Sew loop part ( soft ) of Velcro to interfaced side of tab closure.
Place tab closure pieces RST and sew, trim seam allowances to about 1/8. Turn rso and press, topstitch 1/8 from edge.
Press a Â¼ in. hem on one long side of each interfaced flap ( pay attention to print direction ). Topstich close to edge.
Baste ribbon one inch left of center on outer fabric piece. Baste tab closure centered on left side of outer fabric piece ( across from hook part of Velcro ).
Place flaps RST to outer fabric piece making sure the hemmed edges are towards the center, tape the ribbon out of the seam allowances.* make sure the ribbon is not under the flap , I didn't get the right picture * Make sure edges are even.
Place lining piece RSD on top and pin around edges, being sure to leave an opening between flaps to turn.
Sew with a Â¼ in. seam allowance, clip corners diagonally and edges to about 1/8 of and inch.
Turn RSO thru opening and poke corners out with a knitting needle or something similar. Press.
Topstitch between flaps ( makes it turn better ) being sure to catch opening in bottom.
Cover your book of unrealistic Male characters.