How to Make a Button-Embellished Notebook Cover

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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Make an everyday spiral notebook special with a crafty cover. (Theyre so quick to make, you could even make one as a Valentine.)
Its not hard to place buttons this precisely if you tack them down first with a little glue.
This project makes a great showcase for those odds and ends in your button collection.
Make an everyday spiral notebook special with a crafty cover. (Theyre so quick to make, you could even make one as a Valentine.)

Make an everyday spiral notebook special with a crafty cover. (They're so quick to make, you could even make one as a Valentine.)

Photo: Diane Gilleland
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Remove the cover from the notebook. Cut a slit in the felt along your marked line.

  Insert the pen holder into the slit.

Fold the small rectangle around your pen, then insert the ends of the holder through the slit. If your felt has a right and a wrong side, make sure the right sides are together. (I like to leave the pen in place during this step to help me gauge how large the holder should be in order to fit snugly.)

  Flatten the slit around the pen holder and pin in place.


Here's a view from the other side of the felt. See how the ends of the pen holder extend beyond the edges of the slit? We'll trim them later. Fold the felt so that the slit is flat against the pen holder, and place a pin to anchor the layers.

  Machine-sew close to the edges of the slit.


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Comments (16)

munezlaine writes: i love with your job
Posted: 11:20 am on September 11th
fosterlaine writes: awesome work :)
Posted: 2:35 am on September 11th
sandylaine writes: i am your big fan :)
Posted: 9:59 am on September 10th
sunnylaine writes: gud share
Posted: 1:35 pm on September 7th
montylee writes: nice design
Posted: 2:43 am on August 27th
lulu5156 writes: Very lovely notebook and I shared it with my readers ♥ http://felting.craftgossip.com/2014/01/31/how-to-make-a-button-embellished-notebook-cover/
Posted: 6:57 pm on January 31st
Criativa writes: Muito giro! Adorei. ;)
very good. Thanks.

Posted: 8:20 am on December 29th
Iwannasew writes: This was a cute and fun project, I made this up and gave it for a valentine gift.
Diane, I think there is a mistake in your notebook height measurement,wouldn't it be 7 inches rather that 5 inches?
Posted: 6:30 pm on February 14th
VINTAGE2GLAM writes: Love this project. You are so good with directions, so simple and easy to follow. Love the idea of gluing down buttons first then sewing. Why didn't I think of that?
Posted: 10:01 am on April 18th
Eternal_Clouds writes: omg that is so cute cant wait to try it!!!!
Posted: 10:02 pm on March 7th
kreativelady writes: This is too cute. I have a couple of people who are getting this for a present. Kreativelady. "yea getting rid of some buttons....buttons.buttons

Posted: 11:43 pm on February 15th
Minimeg writes: Too cute! I love using buttons, and that trick with the glue is ingenious.
Posted: 10:24 pm on February 14th
LindaPermann writes: so cute! it's ingenious to glue the buttons down before sewing them-- i can't tell you how many times i've tried to either magically remember the position or hold it all together while i tried to sew them in place.
Posted: 8:39 pm on February 14th
47cats writes: Diane, I love it! Anything with buttons makes me happy. Lynn
Posted: 7:39 pm on February 14th
Fanie writes: This project is great, Diane! :-) I'm a little too busy to make it for Valentine's day, but I may make it for his birthday! Yay!
Posted: 10:23 pm on February 13th
susanstars writes: that's awesome, Diane, I love the idea! I especially heart the circles version :)
Posted: 6:06 pm on February 13th
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