These quick-and-easy projects will make fabulous Christmas gifts for your friends and family. Our first part shows you how to make a notebook cover.
Create your personal cover design.
This embroidered notebook cover makes a lovely small gift, or why not treat yourself? The inside flap is a great pocket for notes or small photos. A small project is ideal for trying out the utility and embroidery stitches on your sewing machine; you could even experiment with a selection of machine embroidery threads in different colours – multicoloured threads give a fantastic effect. Something small, which is easy to maneouvre, is also a good opportunity to practice your free machine quilting skills!
Figure 1: Making the Cover
EXTRA IDEAS You can make this cover to fit any size of book. Simply size up as necessary; add approx 2 1⁄4in to the height of your book and 6 1⁄2in to the open length, more if the book is thick. For decorating the fabric you could use a twin needle for machine embroidery, quilted batiks, painted silk, crazy patchwork…the choice is endless!
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