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Composition book slipcover
This is a notebook cover I made out of different colors of felt. I chose houndstooth, black and white, but you could choose any colors or patterns you prefer. The cover fits any standard composistion book, and is removable. I did wing it, and made up stuff as I went, so there are no templates. If anything's unclear, don't hesitate to ask for help. The instructions look long, but most of it is me giving extra pictures just to help.

Posted by Ashley S. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Ashley S.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, get all your stuff together.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    First, I made the spine of my cover from black felt. Lay the book on the felt with 1.5 inches on the bottom. Then cut the felt about 1.5 inches away from the spine of the book. Don't worry about the length, the extra will be taken care of.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    How the felt spine will look when folded over the spine of the book.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, use the felt of choice for the outside and main color of the cover to trace around the book's front cover, leaving a 1 inch allowance.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat with the back cover.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lay the outisde cover pieces on the felt spine.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the outside covers to the bottom of the spine. Repeat with the top, leaving a .5 inch allowance at each end.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut the spine so that the slit comes up to the book. Repeat at the top. From this point on, it's important to keep the book exactly in posistion so the finished cover fits properly.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 9
    Step 9

    Next, cut off each of the corners on the outside flap.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew squares of black cloth to each corner of the outside flaps.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 11
    Step 11

    Lay the book back on the cover. Make sure it fits the cuts made in the spine properly.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut a piece of felt for the inside cover almost as large as the book's cover.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can use anything to secure the outside cover to the inside cover. I used tape simply because it was handy and easier to remove than safety pins. Sew the covers together.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat step 15 for the other inside cover.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 15
    Step 15

    This is what the whole cover looks like with both inside covers attatched.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 16
    Step 16

    Next, sew the covers to the spine lengthwise. Be sure to reinforce it well.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 17
    Step 17

    Next, sew a ribbon to the spine between the two covers. Tie a charm to the end of the ribbon to complete your bookmark.

  • How to make a felt book cover. Felt Composition Book Cover - Step 18
    Step 18

    Finished!

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candyummy
candyummy · Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, ID · 2 projects
love it!
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Dafne R.
Dafne R.
ihave the exact same fabric! but i use it for the spine thnx awesome tut
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