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MAKE: Notebook Cover by Verity Warne of www.madebyloulabelle.folksy.com


We all deserve a special place to note down ideas, make sketches, or jot down a shopping list!


This simple tutorial can be adapted for any size notebook, or even used to cover your favourite novel. Use a print that you love and you can’t help but be inspired!


Materials (For measurements, see below) • Printed cotton for outer • Contrasting cotton for inner • Medium weight iron-on interfacing • ¼” wide elastic • Thread • Ribbon • Button


Measure your book: To make sure your cover fits snugly, try to be as accurate as possible here.


Measurement A (Width): Measure the width of your book when closed. Multiply by 2. Then add the thickness of the book. So, for a book that is 10cm wide and 3cm thick, measurement A would be 10+10+3 (23 cm)


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Measurement B (height): Measure the height of the book, plus 3cm (1.25”). If the book is hardback, you also need to add the thickness of the cover at top and bottom. So, if your book is 16cm tall and the cover is 0.2cm thick, measurement B would be 16+3+0.2+0.2 (19.4cm)


Cutting Instructions Cut the required size for your materials using the following measurements • Outer fabric Width: A x2 Height: B • Inner fabric– Width: A. Height: B • interfacing – Width: A minus 2.5cm (1”) Height B minus 2.5cm (1”)


Preparation Fuse iron-on interfacing to wrong side of outer fabric- making sure you line up centre points. Fold and press 12mm (½”) turning to


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