I made it! I got through the first round of One Month to Win It! Did you go check out all of the projects and vote? There were some awesome projects this week.
Did you guess which one was mine?
I wanted cloth covers, and I used freezer paper to personalize them. I made a stencil for one book.
That was maybe the most difficult part of the whole process. This would be SO much easier with a silhouette. Maybe one day… 🙂
For the other cover, I attached fabric to a piece of freezer paper and printed an image directly on the fabric. This is much easier than stenciling, but it will only work for a smaller book.
To start binding, you need
- the pages of your book printed and folded
- two decorative endpapers
- the cloth cover
- chipboard or cardboard cut to size (I bought a 99 cent three-ring binder, cut off the vinyl cover, and used the board inside)
- needle and thread
- Elmer’s glue
- paint brush
After the pages are sewn together, glue a piece of fabric over the binding with white glue. Then add the fabric to the cover by painting on white glue and smoothing the fabric down. Fold the edges of the fabric over and glue to the inside of the cover.
The endpages cover the unfinished edges of your fabric, hold the pages in the cover, and make your book look super cute.