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Marie's Angel
Marie's Angel

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FABRIC BOOKS

Here's instructions for making a fabric book with pages that remove for washing. The pages are made from felt so they assemble easier than with fabric.

Click to enlarge an image. Most images have all the necessary instructions

Step 1: For each page you will need these -
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Step 2: Fuse embroidered fabric square to the Stitch N Shape-
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Step 3: Attach the ribbon loops -
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Step 4: Fuse the second page
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Step 5: Make the cover pieces. You will need an outside cover (red in the photo), a piece of Stitch N Shape, and an inside cover (white in the photo) -
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Step 6: Fuse the outside cover piece to the Stitch N Shape using the same technique as for creating a page in the book, omitting the ribbon loops.
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Step 7: Trim close to the Stitch N Shape with pinking sheers or straight scissors. Trim all 4 edges of the outside cover. Image

Step 8: Fuse the inside cover to the outside cover. Turn over so the outside cover (red) is up. Straight stitch all around the outside cover about 1/4 inch in from the pinked edge. Sew down the spine lines. Trim the inside cover to 1/4 inch large than the outside cover.
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Step 9: Punch holes in spine for ribbons
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Step 10: Using a large eyed needle thread a 20 inch piece of ribbon through one top hole, through the page loop, and back through the second top hole. Repeat for the bottom holes. Tie the ribbons into bows on the outside spine.
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Finished book Image


Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:29 pm
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Marie's Angel
Marie's Angel

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JenniferB's Binder Cover

BINDER/BOOK/PHOTO ALBUM COVER: This might make a special gift for a customized baby or wedding album.

(All of the pictures are clickable to go to larger images)

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This quick and easy cover can be used for 3 ring binders, books or photo albums. An added bonus is that there is almost no measuring!

1. Lay the opened binder on a piece of wrong-side-up fabric. Rough cut the fabric slightly larger then the open binder, and with extra on the ends to make the fold over inside flaps.
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2. Trace around the outside of the binder with a pencil or temporary marker. Make marks for the edges of the front and back and spine pieces. Remove the binder and using a ruler mark the fabric on the wrong side.
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3. With thread matching your fabric, sew along all the marker lines with a size 3 straight stitch. The stitching lines will become your sewing and placement guides for later steps.
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4. Rough cut a piece of batting slightly larger than the front of the binder and the spine.
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5. Lay the fabric right-side-up on the rough cut batting piece, positioning the batting so it covers the front and spine portions. Using the stitching lines as a guide straight stitch down the spine lines and the outside edges of the front piece. Stitch another line with straight or decorative stitches about ½ inch inside the front piece to make a decorative border.
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6. Trim the excess batting by folding the fabric back over itself along the stitch lines and carefully trim close to the stitch lines. Make sure the fold of the fabric does not get clipped.
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7. Embroider a design on the front cover portion. This is the 6 inch floral circle from Marie’s newest Magnificence Monogram. The lettering is from my Viking Customizer.
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8. Lay the piece right-side-up and lightly press. Fold the front and back flaps over so the fabric is right sides together.
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9. Using the stitching lines as a guide, stitch all along the top and bottom to secure the flaps. I’ve found that using the stitching line as a guide down the centre of the foot, and moving the needle a few taps to the right gives about an eighth of an inch of extra on the seam, and makes the cover easier to slip on when finished.
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10. Press the seams open, clip the corners, and turn right sides out. Press lightly.
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11. Open the book or binder so that the front and back fold almost inside out. Slip the cover onto the front and back binder flaps.
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All done! Another view of the finished cover…
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