Fabric notebook cover

I found this tutorial and wanted to try it out ~ thinking it could possibly be a Christmas gift idea for my nieces.    The tutorial was wonderful!  Abbie decided she wanted to make one also and so we searched through our fabric scraps to see what we could come up with.   She hasn’t done very much sewing on the machine and was able to do hers along with me with only a little help, mostly turning at the corners.

This is the one Abbie made!

And with the matching pen!  I think this makes such a nice touch!

I just love pretty pens!

Well, that’s what’s been happening at my house today!  I hope you are enjoying a lovely Saturday!

♥~Weekend Blessings to you~♥





25 thoughts on “Fabric notebook cover

  1. These are just so pretty and with that matching
    pen–what a wonderful gift! Abbie did a super
    job with hers, too! I love being crafty!

  2. Hi Sandy ~

    Thank you!

    I found some pretty material while my husband and I were out this morning to use to make the ones for my nieces. I, too, enjoy working on crafts ~ and I am hoping to get a good start on the things I want to make for Christmas gifts thus helping me to keep the peacefulness and simplicity of the season.

    Sweet weekend blessings to you!

  3. Thank you, Terri! I am always a little hesitant making things from tutorials rather than having an actual pattern, but this tutorial was wonderful! It was fun to make the matching pen too!

    I hope you are enjoying a restful & sweet weekend with your family!

  4. Sharon,

    This is a terrific idea! The notebooks look great and they will make a wonderful gift for your nieces.

    Thank you so much for the link 🙂



  5. You’re welcome & thank you, Maria! I found some pretty material while we were out this morning and I look forward to getting started on the ones for our nieces. It’s such a blessing to make some simple homespun Christmas gifts!

    Sweet blessings,

  6. I found you at Linda’s Prairie Flower Farm! I saw your favorite Christmas cookie was sled cookies. I would love to know what those are! Then I came here and you had this sweet fabric fabric covered book. I am trying to put one together for Angel Dawn the sweet little 11 year old with brain cancer. They are going to take her to St. Jude’s and she may go to Boston or Memphis so I am trying to get my package to her. She loves purple and I found a fat quarter of purple fabric.I need to figure out the quickest way to put this journal together. Could you give me some tips from your project? I would be so grateful. Thank you and hugs Anne

  7. Hi Anne ~ I am so glad you could visit here ~ ♥Welcome♥!

    We love sled cookies, although that is not the original name for the recipe. It was a recipe from my mother-in-law and when we took some to my mom she thought they looked like “sleds” and so the name stuck! They are one of our traditional Christmas cookies ~ but the colors can be changed for other occasions! My husband and I had them at our wedding reception made in our wedding colors and our daughter did the same thing for her wedding! Here is a link to one of my older posts showing a picture of them! https://theshepherdshouse.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/happenings-at-home/

    What a sweet thing that you are doing; to put together a package for this young lady. What a blessing! I also picked out some purple fabrics today for the notebook covers that I am going to make for my nieces. One thing that you could do to make this quicker, would be to just do a solid cover rather than the three strips. That was probably the most time consuming thing for us. After that, following the tutorial it went together quite quickly.

    I hope this helps some.

    Sweet blessings to you!

  8. Dear Sharon…such sweet “homespun” gifts! They are so pretty! Abbie…you did such a nice job too! Simple blessings! ♥ Teri

  9. Good afternoon, Teri!

    Thank you for encouraging us! Now I am ready to start on the ones for my nieces! I found some different purple color prints and I will kind of mix and match them. It should be fun!

    Sweet Sunday blessings to you!

  10. Hi Sharon,
    What a cute idea! Both of them are very pretty. They would make excellent gifts! Thank you for sharing them.

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  11. Hi Lea ~

    Thank you ~ I am hoping it will be a special homespun Christmas gift for them. The fabric is all washed now and I am ready to begin. I really enjoyed making the sample one and it went together so quickly which was really nice!

    Sweet Sunday blessings to you!

  12. Sunday greetings, Susan!

    Thank you for your encouragement! I always like to find simple things that I can make and this was a fun project!

    I hope you are enjoying a restful day!

  13. A blessed day to you Sharon, you have so many quaint gift ideas, if only time would permit me to do them, : ) we still are making stars though : ). I remembered an envelope a friend sent me a letter in a few yrs back, it was from an old calendar, one of the months sheet. She took a regular size envelope and peeled it apart for her pattern, then laid it on the calendar page and cut it out. Using the picutre side for the outside of the envelope; put your letter in and use invisible tape or a glue stick to seal. I now save all my calendars and have sent many to friends, they enjoy them and I enjoy picking pages with the various pictures to suit my friends personalities and likes. Have you seen these or made any?
    Break time is over, time for another subject with Aidan, as he is about finished with his drawing and coloring of one of Christoper Columbus’ ships.
    In Joy,

  14. Hello Vivian ~ It is so nice to hear from you today ~ just the other day I had been thinking of you! I love hearing about all the things that you are doing.
    I’m glad that you and Aidan are able to make some stars. My 13 year old made some fall colored ones and they are hanging in our kitchen window. My husband was mentioning Christmas colored ones for Christmas time so we will probably have those too in not too long!

    I have made some similar envelopes. I saw a template ~ possibly in a magazine for making your own envelopes. I tried some using magazine pages and they were so pretty! So fun to put in the mail! I hadn’t thought of using calendar pages ~ that would be perfect. And I never thought of taking a regular envelope apart to use as a guide for these. You could make a variety of sizes this way using different size envelopes as your pattern. This inspires me to make some of these again ~ thank you! I just love finding new ideas that I can make at home.

    I have been sewing this morning while my daughter is working on her school ~ I will probably be able to finish up the notebook covers for my nieces today! 🙂

    I have enjoyed your visit today so much! Thank you for sharing with me!

    Sweet blessings for your day!

  15. You have been coming up with some wonderful things! I have been so behind with blog reading with such a busy summer so I’ll have to add this to my special book I keep on my desk to remind me of just such a thing!

  16. Thanks so much for posting this. I love your notebooks. I’ve been thinking about making something like this and was trying to figure it out in my head. Now I don’t have to!

  17. You’re welcome! I hope you can make one ~ I enjoyed making these very much! And now I found they have this size notebooks at the Dollar Tree ~ what a blessing! A little homemade gift to make inexpensively ~ especially if you can use fabric pieces you have on hand!

    It was so nice to have a visit from you, Senkyoushi ~ how are you?

    Sweetest blessings for your day!

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