Small notebook cover

I took out a small piece of fabric this week and did some simple surface design work. I left some blank spaces so that I could add a bit of hand stitching. I have several small notebooks (4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″) in my stash that need a nice cover for them and, frankly, I needed to do some stitching. This project would be small and satisfying.

I used the techniques shared by Carol Ann Waugh in her Craftsy class called Stupendous Stitching. (You can see the first project I completed from Carol’s class here. It’s been a book that I go back to again and again now — I wouldn’t be without it.) The lavender and blue batik led the way for selecting coordinating threads and other items for decorating and finishing the project. Here’s the first cover completed.

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The inside:

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I use elastic as the closure for these small covers since they are intended to be carried in a purse. I also stick to embellishments that will lay flat on the surface of the fabric and will be less inclined to catch on other items carried in the same container.

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You can see earlier posts about creating notebook covers for large and small notebooks by clicking on the notebook/notebook cover category to the right.

Time to complete the other three covers.

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    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Isn’t that funny. I haven’t worn polish for more than two decades and it’s coordinated to my fabric — that’s the benefit of a nice neutral like gray. I know this is a busy weekend for you, so special thanks for taking time to comment Jean!

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