11.19.2007

Homemade Christmas idea #3



A fabric covered journal or sketchbook would make a fabulous Christmas gift. Simply buy a blank journal or book ( I found some at Borders). Cut fabric a bit wider than the book on each side and fold it over the book front and back. Pin along edges. Then sew with a basting stitch. Test fit it on the book. If the fit works, reinforce the edges with a normal stitch. You can then embellish the front of the book with a hand-embroidered monogram. You can also make a cover for a three-ring binder and use it as a scrapbook, or recipe file.

9 comments:

lynne said...

Melissa, I LOVE these!! I am totally going to try this. Thanks for the great idea.

Are you guys all better yet? xo!

taylors said...

These are wonderful!!! I needed some ideas!

Jess said...

Hey, I just made some of those with cut-up felted sweaters!
We are so on the same page.

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Jess said...

Hey, I just made some of those with cut-up felted sweaters!
We are so on the same page.

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