Summer Stitch-Along – Finishing


Well we hope you’ve enjoyed the Summer Stitch Along! This is the last week and it’s time to finish off that bookwrap.

When your bookwrap stitching is complete. Place your pattern piece on top and trim as required. Next you’ll need to cut some binding strips. Measure the short sides of your bookwrap and cut two pieces of fabric that length x 1 1/2″.

Bind the two short sides taking a 1/4” seam allowance.

Fold the binding strip over to the back of the bookwrap, tuck under the raw edge of the strip and hem down as neatly as you can.

With both short ends of the bookwrap bound, fold each end of the book wrap in 2” and stitch edges at top and bottom to hold in place. This will form a pocket at each end of the wrap. Now bind the long edges taking a 1/4” seam allowance just as you did for the short edges.

Slip the covers of your book into the pockets of the book wrap and you’re done!

Here’s how ours turned out. We hope you’re pleased with your version. Don’t forget we’d love to see them. Please post images in the Gallery, or on your favourite social media tagging us! Or if you prefer, email us a photo.


Linda and Laura