Learn how to Sew a Composition Notebook Cover. These notebook covers are so fun and easy to make!
In fact, I think it’d be pretty fun to make everyone on your Christmas gift giving list a custom fabric journal cover! You can customize these journal covers to the individuals personal style, to reflect their hobbies, or just to have a pretty notebook to journal what’s on their hearts and minds.
Plus, I think anything that we can do to encourage people (regardless of how young or old they are) to write more is worth the effort!
Composition Notebook Journal Cover
As I am trying to grow and share all my sewing tutorials, tips, and patterns on the Hooked on Sewing blog, you will find this tutorial on Hooked on Sewing as well. Simply CLICK HERE or on the below image to go directly to the tutorial.
But, let’s take a look at the materials, tools, and equipment you’ll need. So you’ll be ready to begin this project.
I recommend cotton fabric for your Composition Notebook Cover, but duck cloth, canvas and heavier weight fabrics will work also.
- cotton fabric for journal cover front and back
- cotton fabric for journal cover spine
- cork fabric for journal cover spine (optional)
- cotton fabric for lining
- fusible fleece
- matching or contrasting thread
- button (with shank)
- elastic (3/8″ braided or round cord)
The journal cover I made for this tutorial includes cork fabric for the spine of the cover. I found the cork fabric easy to work with and it adds a really nice touch to the journal cover. I didn’t, as you will discover when you read the tutorial, quilt the cork fabric.
In fact, on one of the journal covers I made, I didn’t even use fusible fleece on the cork portion of the journal cover. So, be sure to read through the instructions first, and then you’ll be prepared to sew a composition notebook cover.
- rotary cutter (my favorite!)
- acrylic ruler
- self-healing mat
- pins or clips
- fabric marking pen
- sewing machine
- quilting guide bar (optional)
- walking foot (optional)
Get the Composition Notebook Cover Pattern
I provided you with all the cutting and sewing instructions in the tutorial from Hooked on Sewing. But, there is also a pattern you can download for free. The printable pattern includes step-by-step instructions, as well.
Simply visit Hooked on Sewing, scroll down to near the bottom of the blog post, enter your name and email address in the form and the PDF will be emailed directly to you. So, CLICK HERE or on the below image to go directly to the tutorial to request your pattern!
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