Added Sep 1, 2010
Toledo, Ohio, Un...
My son has to cover his books for school. Instead of buying them this year, I decided to use my scrap fabric and make them myself. I measured the book and added 1 inch for the top and bottom seams to allow room for the flaps. I used interfacing to add strength to the fabric since it will be used daily. I serged all of the edges. Then I folded the ends of the fabric with the wrong sides together to create the flaps. I liked the serged edge so I wanted it to show. I top stitcthed (twice) close the edge of the flaps on the right side of the fabric. The cover fits snug and has enough give to open and close the book.
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