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There are two surefire ways to make August great this year:
1. Enter the Online Fabric Store Giveaway and you could win the grand prize: a $500 gift card. Imagine the possibilities for all that fabric.
2. Make yourself a fabric book cover. Whether you need one or not, this simple project will get you inspired to curl up with a good book and your favorite beverage this fall. Add embroidery, embellishments, or keep it simple (that’s the joy of a project like this).
Both of these August-inspired ideas are thanks to one amazing fabric-filled place of joy: Online Fabric Store. Start by entering the giveaway (you can’t win if you don’t enter) and then get the free instructions for your quick and easy sewing project.
1. Enter to win in the online fabric store giveaway!
Will you be our lucky grand prize winner? One person will win a $500 gift card and create their own shopping spree, compliments of Online Fabric Store! You can enter to win from August 21, 2018 to August 28, 2018. Just answer two quick questions and fill out the form, and you’ll be entered. See rules for full details.
The winners will be chosen on August 29, 2018. Good luck!
2. Make a Fabric Book Cover
Making a fabric book cover is super easy. I’m making one for a textbook, but you can use in on any hardcover book, journal, or binder.
This is a great back to school project to beautify and protect all your books and binders. You could also use it to add color and pattern to books on a shelf or coffee table.
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Step 1: Measure and cut the fabric
With the book closed, measure from the edge of the back cover around to the edge of the front. That’s 19” for this book. Also measure the height, which is 11” here.
Add 8” to the width and 2” to the height and cut out a piece of fabric that’s this size. My piece is 27″ x 13″.
Step 2: Sew the pockets
Fold in the ends about ¼” and iron. Sew down the fold on both sides.
Lay the book out flat on the right side of the fabric and center it. There should be about 4” or a little less on the sides.
Fold the fabric in over the ends of the cover and pin on the top and bottom. Make sure it fits when closed.
Mark a line about 1/8” from the top and bottom of the book on all the corners.
Sew on the marked lines. Clip the excess fabric from the corners and turn right side out.
Step 3: Iron
Iron the ends flat. Fold the top and bottom in to match the pockets and iron.
Slide the cover into the pockets and the fabric book cover is done!