Summer Stitch Along – Laura’s bookwrap

I’ve completed my version of the book wrap project, let me show you how it turned out…

I’ve made my wrap to cover a sketchbook that I’m using at the moment. On the front is mostly piecing, working through appliqué over the spine and then mostly printing on the back. It’s all quilted by hand.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, but I have to ‘fess up that I made a mistake…Now I’m sure you’ve all been working through the steps on this project and paying attention to Linda’s instructions. Well, right back at week one it turns out I wasn’t! I forgot to add the extra 2″ each end to my wrap pattern. Hmmm. All was not lost…

I trimmed the stitched wrap so that it was 1/4″ larger than the book on all sides, then cut some separate strips of fabric to form the pockets. I hemmed what would be the open edge of the pocket and then basted the other three sides to the back of the wrap.

With a pocket at each end, I added the binding. I went for the same dark grey that I used for the background. Here you can see the binding attached, but not yet hemmed down. I did the hemming by hand for the neatest finish.

And here it is all done! The moral of the tale, always read the instructions, twice, especially if they have been written by your mother!

We’d love to see your versions, so please don’t be shy. When it’s finished email a photo. It would be great to show them here on the website.

We hope you enjoyed this Summer Stitch Along. Let us know if you did and if you’d like to see more Stitch Along projects from us…drop us an email.

Love

Laura
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