I have developed this really annoying habit of checking my work emails at home. Why so annoying? WELL, I don’t have the ability to ‘Mark as Unread’ on my emails. By the time I get to work sometimes, I forget the mails I have read, remembering them at that all important moment of trying to fall asleep at night. Never one to pass up the opportunity for a quick crafty project, I decided I needed a note book, small enough to slip into my bag, that I could make notes in when checking my emails. So here it is, my quick and easy fabric covered note book tutorial.
STEP ONE – Getting everything together. You will need
- Fabric (I chose some leftover Liberty fabric from my stash)
- Note book
- Glue gun
- Heavy object – I used a jam jar I have containing thread
STEP TWO – Lie your book onto your fabric. Leave approx 1 inch of fabric around the edge. Use your heavy object to stand the book open so it is lying flat against the fabric
STEP THREE – Glue one side of the book using the glue gun – Be careful – it’s hot!! (and try not to glue stuff to the floor…like I did oops!)
STEP FOUR – Cut some notches by the top and bottom of the book for the spine. Also cut a little notch out of the bottom of the fabric you have just glued so it isn’t too bulky
STEP FIVE – Continue to glue all the way around. Once complete you will just be left with a little piece of fabric at the top and bottom of the spine. This can be tucked into the spine (I used a knitting needle to help me with that bit!)
And TADA! Your new fabric note book is complete!