Fabric book cover (back to school project)

Book cover

Hello everyone! I’m here again with another interesting back to school project; fabric book cover.

A fabric book cover could be used to; protect, prolong usability, or to beautify a book. When I was a little girl in school, my mum used to wrap our books with old newspapers and sometimes calendar. Now I’ve figured out a cool way to do this, with fabric.

This tutorial is simple to follow, a beginner in sewing can do it. If you don’t have a machine, needle and thread works just fine. Even if you don’t have steady hands to cut the fabric straight (like me) your book cover will still come out perfectly. Also, for this project, you can use any fabric, the possibilities are endless. For my own book cover, I used some fabric from an old dress, and added interfacing. You can decide to skip using the interfacing if your choice of fabric is strong and sturdy.

‍Materials for fabric book cover

  • A book
  • Fabric
  • Interfacing (wordy or gum stay)
  • sewing machine
  • Scissors and pins


 Steps for making fabric book cover

1. First, you have to choose the book to use. It could be a textbook, a novel, notepad, or even a Bible.

2.Open the book, then measure its full length and width. (the length for me was 12inches, and width 8.5inches)

Measure length of book

3. Cut out fabric; add about 3inches on both the left and right sides of length, and about 0.5inches at both top and bottom of width (I cut my fabric 18inches by 9inches).

4. Cut out interfacing, exact measurement with the book.

Cut fabric and interfacing

5.Sew all edges of fabric.

6. Fold in the 3inches added on both sides of length, and pin in place. Insert book into the cover, then close and open book with the cover on, make sure it fits properly. Remove book and sew cover in place.

Place book into cover

Finish book cover


It’s that simple and interesting! Now that you’re done, go ahead and add a ribbon as book mark. If you like this tutorial and would love to see more like this, subscribe now for free and stay updated on all my posts. To my subscribers, thanks and I love you all.

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