Last week I began sharing my “Book cover” adventure with measuring, cutting and stitching the words. Jackie commented that she wanted information on the Brother ScanNCut™. It’s an amazing electronic cutting (and marking) machine for cutting out fabric, paper, cardboard, etc.
I found a good video on how use the ScanNCut™ on-line. To access that video click here.
These amazing machines are available at Sew Much More in Waukesha. If you don’t live in southeastern Wisconsin, loads of info can be found on Brother’s website, along with purchasing instructions. Click here to link to it!
And now for the step-by-step photos on how to make the book cover, once the outer cover is quilted. The measuring and cutting instructions were covered in last week’s post. Click here to access that information.
- Press under a ¼” hem, twice, along one short edge of the lining fabric. Topstitch in place.
- Iron the flap pieces (right side out) in half so they are 4” x the length.
- Place the folded flaps on the right side of the quilted cover along the short sides, with raw edges aligned. (I didn’t take a photo of this step, but what you would see is the side flaps on both ends of the quilted front covered, with the cover showing through in the middle. In the photo below, the green area under the pencil is one of the side flaps peeking out from under the hemmed portion of the lining.)
- Place the lining on top, right sides together. It will be short on one edge, and it doesn’t matter which. Pin. Stitch all the way around using a 1/4″ seam allowance (rounding off the corners is a nice effect).
5. Trim corners and turn right side out through the opening created by the short end of the lining.
6. Turn the side flaps to inside and press entire knife edge well.
7. Insert book/Bible:
This really is a simple project. I hope you have the opportunity to make one for yourself… or someone special!