Costura: Libro Nota cubierta {Tutorial y Patrón}

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Note Book Cover Tutorial & Pattern, Front Cover
Note Book Cover Tutorial & Pattern, Front Cover
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Let’s dressed-up your note book and personalized it to your taste with a new cover!!!!

I made mine after buying a cheap note book from the stationery shop! Why spend more on the cover that I will throw away upon finished up the whole book? I salvaged some left over fabrics from my stashes to sew it, which I can use it repeatedly, book after book. Look familiar? You are right! Those left over fabrics are from my trifold floral wallet project. Now, I have a set of matching wallet with a note book!!! What’s next, may be a bag? May be, thinking, thinking, planning, planning!!!
This pattern is for A5 size note book, if you have other sizes, don’t worry, you can still adapt to this pattern or you can make a non sew-up back cover with a strap for adjustment to suit different width. Read further for more info about how to sew this note book.

Difficulty: Intermediate
1. Main Cover Fabric = 22 3/4″ x 9 3/4″
2. Side Lining = 5 1/2″ x 9 3/4″ (2 pcs.)
3. Center Lining = 13 1/4″ x 9 3/4″
4. Batting (5mm loft) = 12 3/4″ x 8 3/4″
5. Rigid Fusible Interfacing = 4 1/2″ x 8 3/4″ (2 pcs.), 12 1/4″ x 8 1/2″
6. Ribbon = 15″
7. Appliques fabric = Floral, brown, alphabet
8. Embroidery flosses
9. Sewable magnetic button (1 pair)
10. Decorative button
11. A5 Note Book: 12 1/4″ around (including the binder), 8 1/4″ height
1. Sewing essential
2. Sewing Machine
3. Iron
4. Water erasable pen
Note Book Cover Pattern TutorialClick the picture to download the pattern. Print it in letter size paper, don’t scale. Enlarge according to the pattern for page 2-4.
If your notebook is not in A5 size, measure the width (around) and height:
1. Add 9 1/2″ to the width for the main fabric,
2. Add 1/2″ of the all the height, except center lining 1/4″.

Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternCut all materials according to patterns and seam allowances. No seam allowance for fusible interfacing and batting.
Baste batting to the wrong side of the center part of the main cover.
Embellish and embroidery the appliques and patterns onto the cover.
Make a few embossing hearts at the back cover if you like.

Applique TopstitchWhip stitch the floral heart applique with hand, then topstitch the center with sewing machine.
Embroidery the wording by using branch stitch.
Sew the smaller heart by using sewing machine.
To make the burnt effect of the letter applique, cut a slightly bigger square of an alphabet fabric, burnt the edges with tea-light candle until it reaches the shape you want. Sew it on the front cover with sewing machine.

Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternHide thread ends by pulling both front thread ends to the wrong side of the stitch, tie them up and trim the ends.
This will ensure the threads won’t come off and stick out to the front.

Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternFold the top and bottom edges of the pen holder to the center, sew a zigzag stitch along. Topstitch near the edges.
Sew the sides together, turn, sew it on the Pen Holder markers.
With right side facing each other, sew around the fastener, leaving an opening on the straight vertical edge. Clip curve. Turn and fold in the seam allowance of the opening. Topstitch around and sew 1/2″ length to the Fastener markers on the cover.
Sew on magnetic button and decorative button.

Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternIron rigid fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the left and right of the main cover.
Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternWith right side facing each other, sew side linings to the main cover.
Clip corner, turn. Adjust corner and press.
Press top & bottom edge of the cover & baste them in place.
Sew pocket in place.
Baste bookmark ribbon to the right of the center (with wrong side of the cover facing you).
Iron rigid fusible interfacing to the center lining, fold top and bottom edges in and press.

Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternPlace the center lining on top of the wrong side of the cover. Pin to secure.
Since the center part of the cover is bigger than the center lining, align the side edges and leave extra space on the center to account for the fold of the note book.

Note Book Cover Tutorial Pattern FreeFlip the left and right side lining onto it. Sew along the red lines.
Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternSlot the front and back cover to the side lining pockets.
Notebook Cover Tutorial Pattern Close the note book and check for the fitting. Just in case it is a little too tight, trim the edges of the note book to make them fit better.
Mine fitted very well, no modification was needed.

Notebook Cover Tutorial PatternInsert a pen into the pen holder. Check for the position to sew the other pair of of the magnetic button.