DIY Sketchbook Cover

This DIY sketchbook cover by Sew Mama Sew is beginner friendly and perfect for the blooming designer on your gift list. -Sewtorial

Personalized handmade gifts are a special way to show someone that you’re paying attention. This DIY sketchbook cover by Sew Mama Sew is beginner friendly and perfect for the blooming designer on your gift list.

Supplies

* All Fabric requirements are based on 44”/45” fabric unless otherwise noted.

Fabric Linen Shell – 1/4 yard
Cut:
– Front – 1 square 5 1/4 ” x 7 3/4”

Fabric Lining, Cover Border Trim, Pencil Pocket – 1/2 yard
Cut:
– Inside Flaps – 2 – 9 1/4” x 8”
– Inside Lining – 1 – 9 1/4” x 11 1/2”
– Cover Border Trim – 2 strips 1 1/4” x 7 3/4”, 2 strips 1 1/4” x 11 1/2”
– 2 Pencil Pocket Flaps
– Pencil Pocket 1 – 4 1/4” x 10 1/2”

Fabric – Solid White Pencil
– Small Scrap White

Fabric – Pencil Lead and Bottom
– Small Scrap Solid Color

Light Weight Interfacing, 20” wide – 1/2 yard
Cut:
– 1 – 9 1/4” x 11 1/2” Cover Back
– 2 – 9 1/4” x 4” Lining Flaps
– 1 Pencil Pocket Flap
– 1 – 4 1/4” x 5 1/4” Pencil Pocket

Other Supplies:

  • Moleskine Sketch Book size 5” x 8 1/4”
  • Poket Flap pattern
  • 90/14 size sewing machine needle
  • 1 piece light-weight copy paper or vellum
  • 11” 1/4 – 1/2” wide ribbon
  • Velcro (hook and loop) 3/4” x 1”
  • Matching thread
  • Fine pins
  • Chalk or fabric marking pen
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery floss (I used one strand Size 8 perle cotton)
  • Acrylic ruler or “add a quarter” ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Self healing mat
  • Transfer paper

Finished Size: 5 1/2” x 8 3/4”, All seam allowances are 1/4” unless otherwise noted.

Skill Level

Confident Beginner

 
 
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