Aug 24, 2009
How to make a paperback cover
Finally I can write this tutorial.
It's easy to make it but the pattern is a little complicated, I'm sorry.
The feature of this book cover is adjustable for one side. A side is a pocket, and the other side closes with a cotton tape.
For this book cover, you need only two pieces(for outside and inside) of 20.5 cm x 42 cm (without allowances). You also need a piece of cotton tape (of 22 cm long) and a lace or tape for a bookmark.
I drew the pattern on a piece of paper like the picture. It's only half of the pattern.
I patchworked the outside fabric, so I sewed 20.5 cm x 14 cm and 20.5 cm x 28 cm (without allowances).
If you don't patchwork, please skip the next step.
I sewed the two pieces of the outside, then open the allowance.
I also added a piece of batten lace on it.
I finished the outside.
Then put a piece of cotton tape on the inside fabric. I used 2 cm wide tape, but if yours is different size, please put it 9cm from the side.
Baste the tape on the allowance.
Put the bookmark on the outside fabric(It's OK to put it on the inside fabric). This should be 20 cm from the pocket side. Please note that it should be on the top, not on the bottom.
Then put the outside fabric on the inside fabric making the right side inside, and sew the side line of the pocket side.
Sew the other side also.
Go to the pocket side again. Fold the sewed line inside like the picture making the 6 cm pocket.
And sew the top and bottom line leaving the space to turn it out. I leave it at the bottom for 5-6 cm.
Before turn it out, please cut extra allowances and the corners to make it sharp.
Turn it out and close the space with blind stitch.
You did it!!!!!
This is the outside,
And this side is the inside.
It can hold such a thick book.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment here or e-mail me -> maimairuru(at)gmail(dot)com !
Thank you very much.