Sunday, July 11, 2010

Notebook Cover Tutorial

Hello everyone, it's Blossom. :)
Mum's been busy packing today but i decided to take a break and make you a tutorial for the notebook cover i made yesterday.
Hopefully you'll be able to understand it as my brain is all over the place today and i can't seem to think straight. What a bother. :P
I also like to use friendly faces so i hope they don't annoy you. :)
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Notebook Cover Tutorial
 The first step is to pick two corresponding fabrics. If you have a stash like mum it can be a bit hard to choose.
I've picked two pretty blues from the birdie range. 

Next up you have to measure your notebook.
This one is 4.5" long and 3" wide. To cover the whole thing, that's 9" x 3".
 Adding in the seams, i cut two 3.5" x 9.5" rectangles. One from the lining and one from the cover fabric.
 The next step is to cut two 3.5" x 6.5" pieces from the cover fabric.
The 4 pieces is all you need. :)
Now take the two 3.5" x 6.5" pieces of the cover fabric and fold them in half, ironing them flat.
Next up we lay the folded pieces on top of the lining fabric with folded sides in and then put the last cover piece right side down on the top.
Sew a quarter inch seam all around...
Leaving a gap to turn it inside out.
Iron it flat, stitch up the side, slide your notebook into the sleeves and voila!
But wait... did you prefer the lining fabric?
That's okay, turn the sleeves around to the opposite side and there's a different cover! :)
Hope that made sense. :)
Mum's calling lunchtime. I'll be off to get a sandwich and fill my stomach. Boy, that was hard work! :D

Bye all,
Blossom

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutoril Blossom... your a sweetheart and your note book cover looks fab...enjoy your lunch
    Hugs Dawn x x x

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  2. Great tutorial Blossom!! It looks great....Thank you for sharing :)

    SheilaC

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  3. I love the little covers. So cute. Thanks for sharing, Blossom. :) I like smiles too. :P

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  4. Hi Blossom!
    Thanks for the lovely note book cover tutorial. It was clear and concise and very easy!! I'll try it out tomorrow and post a pic to you!

    hugz, Pam

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  5. Thank you Blossom! You did a great job! I'll be making some of these little covers.

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  6. What a great tutorial, Blossom!! A reversible cover!! I'll have to keep this one in mind - and you just keep on designing - you're your mother's daughter, for sure!! Such talent!

    Gerda, Alberta, Canada

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  7. Great job, Blossom! I was just looking for something for grandaughter to do. This will be perfect.!!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your tutorial, Blossom. It is great. I have a note book which is in serious need of a cover and your tutorial is perfect! Keep up the smilies...

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  9. Very nice tutorial, Blossom.

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  10. Good Job!! Is this the start of a Blossom blog?? I definitely need to make one to coordinate with all my sewing gear!

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  11. Reversible cover is so clever Blossom. Thanks for such a clear and clever tutorial.
    Smiles are always good, and the more lopsided the better - it helps to spread the smiles around.

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  12. I have heaps of these little books, I will be making some next week. Keep up the great work Blossom.

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  13. Thank you Blossom! Your tutorial is great, and the note book cover you made are very nice:-)
    I like smilies too:-)))

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  14. Awesome tutorial! Thanks Blossom. I might just have to make one.... or two. ;o)

    Hope your move goes smoothly and you are able to enjoy your new home very soon. :o)

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  15. Oh Jenny i like it, you make so nice thinks,
    creative regards Marika

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  16. Blossom, job well done. Stand right up and take a bow! And thank you, dear, for the clear and precise instructions. It's difficult enough to keep up with you mom. Now there's TWO of you to try to keep up with! ~karen

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  17. Great job Blossom. I think I'll do some applique on mine...or maybe some stitching.

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  18. Thanks for showing us your little note book cover Blossom. :)

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  19. Very cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Oh Blossom, you are so sweet! Thank you for sharing. You definately have your mother's talent!
    Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

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  21. What a gawjus little notebook cover ... great tutorial dear Blossom :o)!!!
    Love n hugs,
    Aunty Ethel xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. ooo Blossom, you've done a fabulous job on the tutorial!! ...and I love the notebook cover too!!! I think I might use this with my students as their first sewing project....hope you don't mind??!! I'll be sure to tell them it came from u :)
    have a safe move and a fantastic time in your new house!
    sugary hugs Wendy :O)

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  23. Thanks for the tutorial blossom - I love the fabrics you chose........... all the best with the move....... Hugz from Bubz

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  24. What a sweet "guest appearance" from you Blossom and...so well done too.
    Hugs...Judith
    http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh you darling girl - thank you for the tutorial, great job and wonderful guest post! You're going to need your own crafty blog!

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  26. Thank you blossom... I am in a swap and this will be a perfect add-on...

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  27. Thanks, Miss Blossom - you did a lovely job on your book covers AND your tutorial - I just happen to have some of those little notebooks downstairs, so I can get cracking on some early Christmas projects!

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  28. Blossom, thanks for the tutorial...and it's reversible, a two-for-one! :o) I'm so jealous of you and your mom. She's so lucky to have a stitching partner/daughter, even if she does have to share her stash. Stay sweet, Keep stitchin' and sending us :o). Blessings

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  29. thanks Blossom-you are becoming quite the seamstress and have done a great job on the tutorial! good luck to all during the big move and congrats on the new house!! i luv your blog Jenny-its soo wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Wonderful tutorial Blossom! Your instructions are clear and your pattern is lovely.

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  31. Thanks Blossom. You make it look so easy and I love the colors. Guess that will have to go on the "to do" list. Hope the moving is going well. L,A-

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  32. Good Girl. I'm so proud of you....you and mum are two peas in a pod!
    Love,
    Darc
    xxoo

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  33. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and I've enjoyed seeing all the other projects you and your mother have made this last week or so!
    You make a great team. 8-)

    Can't wait to see what you do with your new room after the move.

    edyB in New Mexico USA

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  34. Great tutorial, Blossom! I may have to try this out in a larger size for a steno pad. Love that it is reversible.

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  35. Perfect!!! you did a great job on both the tutorial and not book cover!

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  36. Very well done Blossom, thanks for showing how you did it!
    KATRIN W.

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  37. Thanks for the notepad cover tutorial Blossom. I love the fact that it is reversable. Definitely on my "To Do" list. Watch this space.
    Keep enjoying your stitching:>)

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  38. Great tutorial Blossom, hope the house move went smooth.

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  39. Super tutorial Blossom. Very easy to follow.
    Hope the move goes well. Look forward to seeing the home once you are settled.
    Faye

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  40. Great job, Blossom! Cute notebook cover. I'm sure my granddaughters will want to make them for all their friends.

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  41. Great tutorial and super easy to do.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs.
    Mila.

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  42. You're a Star Blossom! wonderful tutorial!

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  43. AWESOME tutorial Blossom. THANKS BIG TIME!!! These will make great little gifts for any occassion.

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  44. What a great tutorial! Thanks for posting it, Blossom!

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  45. Miss Blossom I made several more of these today for a gift for my sister - they really are quick and easy thanks to your lovely tutorial!

    I'm going to make a bunch of these for thank you gifts - my kitty has been ill and the people at the vet's office were so sweet and kind with him while he was there, that I wanted to thank them somehow. I'll make them with cat fabric and will drop them off as a surprise :)

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  46. Thanks for the tutorial Blossom! Love this darling idea and plan to make some for stocking gifts for our granddaughters!

    Thanks for sharing, Carolyn :)

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