I’ve a bit of a stash of notebooks and these last few weeks I’ve been exploring a few different ways of making covers for them. As well as different styles and materials.
This one is a silver grey silk dupioni with it’s slightly slubby texture and nice sheen.
All the fabric notebook covers I’ve been making are interlined with either a low loft fleece or a medium loft one. My choice depended on the exterior fabric and what I was doing to it.
This butterfly obviously isn’t one you’re going to see when you’re out in the garden (Sorry!) It is entirely fictitious. The lower wings are a liberty tana lawn fabric which is brilliant to work with for applique, light but not flimsy and takes some quite intense stitching without seeming to sag under it all.
The upper wings are made from a ‘French Script’ printed linen fabric and you can just see some of the writing on one of the wings and the hints of roses on the other. I loved how it turned out.
There are also ‘pockets’ which slip onto a notebook. This one is a ruled A5 notebook. and are lined to give finished edges and a glimpse of pretty colour when it’s closed.
I really enjoy making them particularly as they give a nice surface for this type of appliqué.
A few more pictures….
This one is hand embroidered on a linen/cotton mix fabric. It’s a pretty little daisy design interspersed with french knots.
And this one which is a simpler look in many ways with a fabric panel in grey showing the alphabet and stitched at the sides to make a feature of it.
They’re all A5 in size and come with a ruled notebook so you can get writing immediately.
Find them in my shop if you’re interested.