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Pyramid Book Holder

Added Aug 29, 2010

by soaringviola

Paderborn, Germany






When I was looking for a birthday present for my sister, I remembered a book holder with a pyramidshape I saw once. I found it again in the internet ( but actually I liked neither the offered designs nor the size nor the prize! So I decided to make one on my own!

I took a lot of pics to offer you a step-by-step instruction. As this is the first (and yet only) one I did there are a few things I might change the next time as there were some problems coming up I didn´t thought about before. For example I added the pyramide after stuffing the rim, what made it nearly impossible to sew it with machine and I finally had to do it by hand! So maybe the next time I will try to add it before stuffing. But I left the instructions the way I did the holder, as I wasn´t sure which problems might come up doing it the other way round.

I used synthetic wool for stuffing as my local shop had nothing else and I didn´t have the time to order something in the internet. But I can imagine that it would also work (maybe even better?) with these granulate materials or cherry pits. I used a cotton fabric but also there I can imagine that I will work with every other (non elastic) material. Maybe a classy version made of leather?

I hope you like my book holder and have fun using my instructions! I am curious about what you do with it and would like to know which experiences you make with other materials!

Material Notes

60cm cotton fabric (140cm wide); a 30×30cm piece of fusible lining; 400g of synthetic wol





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    Nov 24, 2012, 10.03 PMby fenellafantasy

    Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to make this for my husband for Christmas. I am going to use Bright Christmas Red and the base will be Snow White and the Ribbon white with red beads. Again thank you so much

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      Nov 30, 2012, 11.35 PMby soaringviola

      Glad that you like it :) looking forward seeing the result here on Burdastyle! Happy sewing, happy holiday and happy reading for your husband!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 09.30 PMby mixtlii

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Aug 29, 2010, 06.41 PMby libra-s

    This is cool!! And thanks for instruction.

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    Aug 29, 2010, 05.13 PMby denise2003

    This is great! I saw one of these the other day online. Maybe I’ll make myself one soon.

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    Aug 29, 2010, 04.24 PMby zaarissima

    eine absolut phantastische Idee und tolle Ausführung!

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