Monday, 26 June 2017

Quarter Two Finishalong - another finish off my list

It is time for another round-up of finishes! I have again managed to only finish one project from my Finishalong list this quarter, but it is one that cheers me no end.

I'll be linking it up with the finishalong HERE, don't forget to link up your finishes at any of the hosts. For more details about the finishalong, see my Finishalong PAGE.

For this notebook cover, I used these Radiance fabrics from Beth Studley that I got in a lovely giveaway:


I made a notebook cover before, but changed the method a little this time. I did not want any hand stitching or top stitching to close the last gap between the lining and the outer, so I found this solution for a neat finish:
I cut both lining and outer to the same size, but stitched a small hem in the sides of the lining. Placing the lining in the centre of the outer fabric, with the flaps in between, the layers were stitched together all around.


As you can see, the lining was stitched down on the top and bottom only, which left gaps to turn. You can see the flaps in between:



I caught two ribbons in the top seam of the book cover, too, to use as book marks.





And there it is, my notebook cover. I use this for my work notebook, and starting work feels cheerful whenever I pull it out!




Sandra

5 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on your finish, it is lovely. What a great way to turn it, will have to pin for a later use, thank you for the idea!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely!

Anthea said...

That's a really clever technique for the notebook, Sandra!
Great finish!

Marci Girl said...

It's beautiful and those fabrics are lovely!

felicity said...

A beautiful finish and great tip - thank you!

On behalf of the Finish A Long global hosts, thank you for participating!

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