diy fabric covered notebook

hello, lovelies! today i have a really fun diy for you- fabric covered notebooks! the steps are very similar to the fabric covered mousepad, so if you made that, this one will be a cinch (but don’t fret, it’ll be easy either way!).

diy fabric covered notebook

here’s a quick before and after- i covered 2 jotters and a little day planner with custom fabric in just a few minutes!

diy fabric covered notebook

here’s what you’ll need:

 
1) a piece of fusible web big enough to cover the size of your notebook, front and back. my favorite is lite steam-a-seam 2.
2) one (or more!) notebooks. mine are from moleskin.
3) a pencil
4) a pair of scissors
5) any ‘ol iron
6) a piece of pretty fabric big enough to wrap around your notebook.
diy fabric covered notebook

how-to:

 
1) cut a piece of fusible web large enough to wrap around your notebook.

2) remove the second liner (check to see which liner removes first by peeling apart at the corner) and stick the fusible web to the wrong side of your fabric and iron into place. place your notebook on the paper liner of your fusible web and trace around it.

3) cut around your traced lines (you should have a piece of fabric that perfectly wraps around your notebook).

4) peel off remaining paper liner (leaving the web on the fabric) and stick to your notebook, making sure to line it up perfectly! press for 10-15 seconds with your iron on medium heat (you might want to lay down a piece of fabric on top of the notebook before you press to act as a heat barrier).

*make sure to follow the package directions on your fusible web as they all tend to vary slightly.

diy fabric covered notebook

diy fabric covered notebook

and voila! the fusible web is permanent and allows you to leave your edges unfinished as it won’t fray or lift. hooray!

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  • What a neat idea! I am certainly going to do this, I like anything that servers to brighten up the place. Will probably need a ‘here’s one I made earlier’ in view of my poor craft skills though, (apologies to those who are not from the UK and probably won’t get the Blue Peter reference).

  • These are so beautiful and so simple! I adore Moleskines, so I will have to make myself some of these. No-fray edges are a huge added bonus. Thanks for sharing!

  • belinda, haha! i have lots of those! ;) practice on an old junky one first!

  • Ah! This might work perfect to update my ugly kindle cover…which I have been plotting for some time. Do you know if the steam seam has any material it shouldn’t be applied to? I think mine my be leather or faux leather.

  • jill knowles | April 17, 2012

    Love this site thank you

  • C’est génial ! J’adore ces carnets ! Bon DIY !
    Un bonjour de France !

  • Oh! There are the little bees again!!! I love them so!

  • Great project. Love it!

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