I've found yet another use for that beautiul fabric I bought from Hawthorne Threads. You know....the fabric I originally got to make pillows for my couch??? Yeah well, that hasn't happened yet because I keep thinking of crafty things to do with it. Basically anything that does not involve sewing a stitch! One of these days I will buckle down and actually tackle that project, but for now I'm enjoying getting crafty with my fun new fabric.
I showed how to make these over at my other blog, The CSI Project. Our theme for next week's challenge is "Back to School" and I shared these fabric covered notebooks as one of my favorite teacher gifts to start the year off right (brown-noser). In the past I've made these with scrapbook or wrapping paper, but I decided to try my hand at using fabric this time around. Let's take a look at how I made these, shall we?
1. composition notebook
2. half yard of fabric
3. Heat n' Bond
I started by cutting the fabric big enough to cover the front and back side of my notebook.
Now flip your fabric over and iron on a matching sized piece of heat n' bond. Once the two are adhered to each other, you will trace the front and back covers of the notebook onto the backside (paper side) of your fabric piece. The heat n' bond will allow you cut the fabric without any fraying. Next, peel off the protective backing and you're ready to go.
Once you have your two fabric pieces cut out for the front and back, you simply lay them onto the composition book exactly where you want them and iron away! Now trim any excess edges and you're done. Easy, easy, easy, and cute, cute, cute!
I chose a coordinating fabric, cut a long strip, frayed the edges, and tied it around the front cover of my notebook as an embellsihment. You could even do an iron on applique with your teacher's intial to personalize it. I just love these little notebooks......making them, giving them, and keeping them! I love to pair the large notebook with a smaller version for the purse and a set of personalized notecards. They really make a beautiful gift set for just about anyone on your list!