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How to sew a fabric folder
A simple and useful project to cover a notebook, a folder or whatever you like.

Posted by Laura from Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany • Published See Laura's 21 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Cut out two pieces of fabric: A bigger one for the actual folder and a smaller one as a pocket for notes.
    For a Din A4 notebook I took these measurements:
    Folder: 66 cm x 30 cm
    Pocket: 10 cm x 8 cm

    Don't forget to add seam allowance at each side!

  • How to make a fabric book cover. Fabric Folder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hem both pieces of fabric.
    Take the bigger piece and pin 10 cm from both small sides to the middle. The left side is facing the left side.
    (See also: Image of step 7)

  • How to make a fabric book cover. Fabric Folder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a piece of lace and sew it to your pocket piece.

  • How to make a fabric book cover. Fabric Folder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the small piece onto the folded part of the fabric. Before sewing the pocket onto it, pin the elastic between both pieces. Its ends should be covered by fabric.
    Sew everything together.

  • How to make a fabric book cover. Fabric Folder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut the satin ribbon in two pieces of 25 cm.
    Attach one piece at each side of the folder.

  • How to make a fabric book cover. Fabric Folder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the 10 cm of folded fabric to the left side, but make sure that it fits your notebook.

  • How to make a fabric book cover. Fabric Folder - Step 7
    Step 7

    Optionally you can add a bit of ribbon as a bookmark to the top your folder.

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