Freeform sewing

A girl I work with had an ugly spiral bound calendar from Staples, and I told her I could make a cover for it, “no sweat.” She choose hot pink and black. Over the weekend I pulled fabrics and looked online (thank you Etsy!) for inspiration. I sketched out a rough idea, then laid out the fabrics to get a sense of what the inside and outside should look like. After a few opinions (she loves the giant button!), this is what I came up with:

Book Cover Fabrics 1
Outside

Book Cover Fabrics 2
Inside

I thought it all through carefully, measured and drew and designed, then finally took a deep breath and started cutting.

You know what?

It turned out exactly as I hoped!

Book Cover Front
Front

Book Cover Back
Back

Book Cover Inside Left
Inside Front

Book Cover Inside Center
Inside Center

Book Cover Inside Right
Inside Back

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6 thoughts on “Freeform sewing

  1. Beautiful. I made some for my friends but not for myself, then my quilting buddy showed up with a fabulous one for me. These are such great gifts to give and recieve!

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