How To: Make a Quilted Book Cover

March 01, 2019 4 Comments

HOW TO MAKE: a Quilted Book Cover at astitchahalf.net

1. How to make a Book Cover from Fabric: You can decide to embroider only the front OR front and back of your Book Cover. We chose 2 different Designs from our FEATHER FOUNTAIN QUILT Collection. For an A5 Book you need Fabric measuring approx: 18″ (46cm) width x 9.5″ (24cm) height.

 2. After your Embroidery Design is complete, you can either overlock or zigzag the outer edge – All around.

 3. With the Embroidered side facing you, fold the sides as shown in the image. 

 4. The width of the Cover should measure not less than 12.4″ (31.5cm) after both sides are folded in. Pin to keep in place.

 5. Secure the 2 folded sides with a straight stitch on your sewing machine (hand stitches will work as well). Notice that the straight stitch should run approx 0.8″ (2cm) from the top and bottom edge. 

 6. As indicated in the images, only 4 sections need to be stitched, to keep the front and back flap in place.

 7. Turn the Cover inside out. Use a sharp object eg letter opener or wooden skewer to push all 4 corners out.

 8. Insert your Book and you have a Beautiful Quilted Book Cover.

 9. I decided to Embellish this Cover with a Heart Shape Button. 

 10. The Elastic can be stitched to the back cover to Create a closure.

 11. This is what the finished project looks like from the inside.

 

 12. This is what the finished project looks like from the outside.

11. For a wider variety of Designs please visit www.astitchahalf.net I would love to see your Book Covers, so please send your Project Photos to me at annemarie@astitchahalf.com

Enjoy your Project!

Annemarie




4 Responses

Annemarie le Roux
Annemarie le Roux

March 04, 2019

Hallo Sonja, baie dankie vir jou pragtige boodskap, dit beteken vir ons baie! Dit is so lekker om te deel wat vir ons van waarde was:-)

Annemarie le Roux
Annemarie le Roux

March 04, 2019

Hi Mary Allen, thank you so much for your kind feedback. You are very welcome! It is only a pleasure to create Designs that you can enjoy:-)

Mary Allen
Mary Allen

March 04, 2019

This looks so fabulous. I can’t wait to try it out.. Thanks for the wonderful designs.

Sonja Potgieter
Sonja Potgieter

March 04, 2019

Dit is So Mooi..Baie dankie vi die PDF..Love dit

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