How to make a faux hand bound notebook cover

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How to make a faux hand bound notebook cover

  1. 1. How to: <ul><li>make an embroidered faux hand bound notebook cover </li></ul><ul><li>kootoyoo … click & stitch </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Stitch your little heart out. </li></ul><ul><li>You need your base cloth to be at least twice the width of your open notebook & a couple of inches taller. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lay your notebook onto the wrong side of your embroidered piece. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Wrap the fabric around the notebook & pin to mark the centre of the spine and also the “margin” or inside edge of the spiral binding. </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t necessary to use a notebook that’s spiral bound but it does allow the notebook to be opened flat. This will be roughly 2cm or .8inches from the centre spine. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Unwrap your notebook & lay your embroidered piece flat. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin by ruling a line along the centre spine mark. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Now rule a line along your “margin” line which should be roughly 2cm or .8inches below your centre spine line. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Next rule a third line equal distance from the centre spine mark towards the “back” of the notebook cover. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Make a mark to indicate the top & bottom of your notebook. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Now rule a line across all three lines at the top of the notebook & at the bottom. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Make a mark approximately 2cm or .8inch in from the top & bottom indicators. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Time for a bit of maths. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure the distance between your two marks…mine was 19cm & divide that number by 3 & make three more marks accordingly. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Now rule lines to mark all these points. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Your spine marks should now look something like this. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Beginning at the base of the notebook stitch all the way along the margin line. </li></ul><ul><li>I used stem stitch because I think it gives an effect most like floss or string. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Then stitch your four “binding” lines. </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T stitch along the marks indicating the top & bottom of the notebook. Those are just for reference for the “margin” line. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Your finished piece should now look something like this. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>It’s time to actually make the notebook cover. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find a really simple tutorial on how to do that at… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kootoyoo.com/2009/03/how-to-make-fabric-notebook-cover.html </li></ul>
  18. 18. © June 2010 www.kootoyoo.com <ul><li>There you have it. A notebook cover that can be used over and over again. </li></ul>

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