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A larger and removable version of my Don't Panic book
A friend asked me to make her a Don't Panic book and since she couldn't really use an address book, I made her a cover for her journal. It's removeable so she can transfer it as she fills up her books.

Posted by Amy B. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Amy B.'s 72 projects »
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  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lay the book out flat and trace cut around it on black felt. Cut a little far out so that when you sew it together there will still be room to slide the cover into the pockets.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now trace around the black felt onto your space fabric. Again, trace it a bit bigger, this time so you can hem it.

    CHANGE SUGGESTION - as you can maybe tell from my finished design, the purple stuck out from the black felt which I didn't really like so maybe you should cut it the same size as the black felt and hem it from there so it's a bit smaller than the felt and won't stick out. Then you could sew the fabric to the black felt first and then the pockets on after out closer to the edge. Hope that makes sense.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace the felt with a matching marker so you know where to fold the hem line.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Iron down your edge for the hem.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Trace Don't Panic in a font you like - this one is from the movie. Trace the yellow outline separately from the red, then cut them out.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trace the outlines in yellow in felt. I did it backwards so the pen would be on the underside. Cut it out.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trace the outlines in red in felt. I did it backwards so the pen would be on the underside. Cut it out.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 8
    Step 8

    sew the red letters and the yellow outline to the black felt.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 9
    Step 9

    I did mine like this.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the space fabric to the felt.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin two pieces of black felt on for pocket flaps.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 12
    Step 12

    sew it all together around the edge.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Don't Panic Notebook Cover - Step 13
    Step 13

    You're Done!
    How Fun!

    Put in your book and write away all your universe's secrets!

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KatieLikeMe
KatieLikeMe · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 52 projects
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I absolutely love Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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