I was with a friend at a book store, and she grabbed a book cover they had for sale. The book cover was made of vinyl, and had a BIG logo of the book store name. This wouldn’t necessarily be bad, but the name of the store was The Book Worm and who wants to carry around a big logo of a worm? So I told her, “Don’t buy that! I’ll make you one!” and whew, she put it back down.
And I came home and measured a standard paperback book and whipped out a cover. It was so cinchy. This is a 10-minute project, even with cutting and ironing!
I love the red inside, but I thought it might glare on the eye when one is reading, so I substituted the cover fabric. It is. So. Pretty.
I was so pleased, this one immediately followed.
I am so going to whip up a bunch of these to give out next year at Christmas. The fabric takes slightly over half a fat quarter, and you could piece it together from scraps. Even the ribbon bookmark is scrap length.
If you can’t find a tutorial for these one the web (and I am sure there are loads) I’ll put up a tutorial for you.
**Also, the background fabric is my ironing board cover. I love it! The fabric is from Tanya Whelan’s Delilah line.