DIY – How to cover a notebook with fabric

Monday, June 4, 2012

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I love to have little notebooks on hand. Problem is, the really cute ones are usually the really expensive ones. And of course I want a cute one! It really isn’t hard to create one yourself if you now to do it. So today I’m going to show you how to cover a notebook with fabric!

See the instructions with step by step pictures for this notebook after the jump. . .

What you need for this fabric covered notebook

– a notebook
– fabric of your choice
– scissors
– Mod Podge
– paint brush
– ribbon (optional)

diy how to cover a notebook with fabric

How to make this cute fabric covered notebook

1. Lay down the materials for your project.
2 & 3. Decide how big your piece of fabric should be. You can do this by folding the side of the fabric inside the book for about an inch. Fold the fabric around the book like you see on picture 2 and cut about an inch around the book (see picture 3).
4. Put Mod Podge on the outside of your notebook.
5. Place the fabric on top of the notebook and push it into place.
6. Put Mod Podge on the pieces of fabric on the side of your notebook and glue onto the inside of the cover of your notebook.
7. Cut the fabric like you see on the picture.
8. Glue the remaining fabric to the inside of your notebook. If you want to you can now add ribbon. You can do this by glue it on the inside of the cover at the end of the notebook (where the fabric is glued to the inside). Glue the last and the first pages of the notebook to the cover. That’s it!

8 Responses
  • Lucy
    June 4, 2012

    Cute! :)

  • dita
    June 23, 2012

    Love it! Thanks for sharing. Just pinned it to my pinterest board under Crafts and DIY.

  • Suzanne
    June 28, 2012

    Did you find that the mod podge came through the weave of the fabric?
    I want to try this but I don’t want to waste a precious piece of fabric if there’s a huge risk of it looking all gluey and messy.
    Is there a decent margin between too little mod podge and it squishing through the fibers or do I need to be obsessively cautious in order to prevent it?

    • Wilma
      June 29, 2012

      Make sure you don’t put too much Mod Podge on the book, other wise you can have some darker spots in the fabric. But if you put an even layer of glue on that isn’t to thick you will be fine!

  • Merel
    September 2, 2012

    Hey I made a notebook roundup and I featured your DIY in it!
    I hope you’re alright with it, if not please tell me!

    Please check it out!

  • Helen
    November 18, 2012

    Hi there, thank you for this post, its such a great project. I’ve featured it on my top 10 list of handmade gifts.

    thanks again

  • Asuma
    September 26, 2013

    That’s so cute! And yet easy enough for me to want to try it for real :)

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