Crafts Beautiful Magazine

Whether you prefer modern eBooks or traditional paperbacks, our set has it covered

What you need...
  • Fabric: Laurie Wisbrun’s Brrr!, Polar Bears in ice, Snowflakes/red, Snowflakes/blue, Stripes and Dots in ice; cotton, red, turquoise, fat quarter of each
    Wadding, cotton, 25cm
    Interfacing, fusible, 50cm
    Button, polka dot, turquoise, 23mm
    Ribbon, red and white, 15cm
    Thread: red, turquoise
    Notebook, A6
    Card, thick, A5
  1. Notebook Cover - 1 Measure a notebook (including the spine), adding 7cm for the width and 2cm for the height. Cut turquoise and striped fabrics to this size.

    2 Press fusible interfacing to the reverse of both pieces. Using designs from the Brrr! collection, trim five circles of various sizes. Arrange and stitch
    onto the turquoise fabric.

    3 Pin and stitch the turquoise and striped fabrics together with right sides facing and a 0.5cm seam allowance, leaving a small gap along the bottom edge. Turn out, press and stitch the opening.

    4 Lay the notebook onto the striped side of the piece, then fold and pin the edges over the outer cover to create flaps. Remove the notepad and stitch the top and bottom seams.

  2. Bookmark - 1 Cut three circles from polar bear print fabric to encompass the faces and machine stitch to a strip of red fabric, 7.5cm x 21cm, with turquoise thread.

    2 Sew this piece to striped fabric, 7.5cm x 21cm, with right sides together, leaving a 0.5cm seam allowance and the bottom edge unstitched. Turn
    out and press.

    3 Insert cardboard, 6.5cm x 19.5cm, into the fabric cover. Press under the raw edges and stitch the open edge as close to the cardboard as possible.

  3. eBook Reader Pocket - 1 Use the measurements of an eBook reader to cut a turquoise fabric rectangle, adding 5cm to the width and height. Cut another rectangle from polar bear print material, two from striped for the lining and two of wadding.

    2 Cut or punch circles from a range of designs from Laurie Wisbrun's Brrr! collection and arrange onto the turquoise rectangle. Machine stitch into place with red and turquoise threads.

    3 Pin one of each of the wadding pieces to the right sides of the turquoise and polar bear rectangles. Sew the fabrics together with right sides facing, leaving a 0.5cm seam allowance and the top side free.

    4 Snip the corners and turn out. Machine stitch the lining pieces together along the two long edges, with right sides facing. Slide over the main cover, aligning the top edges and side seams.

    5 Place a looped 13cm strip of ribbon at the mid point of the back-top edge, so the raw edges align. Sew the top of the cover, re-working the seams
    to secure and turn out. Press and fold the bottom edge of the lining.

    6 Machine stitch the remaining open edge closed. Push the lining into the outer cover and stitch a button onto the front.

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