Hello! Fabric cover for my file is finished and I shall show you how I made it. With this tutorial you can make cover for any book, notebook, journal, file and folder.
I plan the fabric placement on the file. I have to say that this time I made a mess with my fabric choise. I really like these fabrics but because I don’t have usually mustard yellow on my palet, it was a challenge.
This is the main piece for the cover (photo below).
Check with your file or notebook that you have made it correct size. Remember to have the seam allowance around.
Now I add still two pieces on both short sides. They will be inside and create the ‘envelopes’. You can make your main piece long enough with the same fabrics but I used some left overs for the sides.
If you like to have pockets or some other details inside the file, now is time to add them.
Sew your pockets etc. on their place. Then cut linen. Linen piece is exactly the same size as the main piece.
Place your pieces right sides inside and sew the short sides. Don’t sew the long sides. Turn right side out.
Place your file or notebook on fabric. Fold the sides as shown in the photo above. Pin and sew. It’s easier to put the pins if you have your work out from your table.
After sewing those, it’s good to check that your cover is correct size. So turn it right side out and place your file/notebook in your cover.
If everything looks good, turn your cover again right side inside and sew sik sak on the long sides.
Then turn it right side out and press so that the seam allowance in the middle stays nicely inside when the cover is on the file/notebook.
That’s it! We are ready to fill our file. This time I made ‘sleeve’ for my notebook. I haven’t tried this before so I have to see how it works. If not, I make that also pocket. This would work better with the notebook where the spiral is up, but I had this now in my hands.
I hope this tutorial helps you to create your own beautiful fabric covers! Thank you for reading and thank you for your lovely comments!
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