How to Embroider Your Own Book Covers for Back-to-School

comments (3) August 22nd, 2014     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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These adorable book covers are fun to embroider and require just two quick trips through the serger to put together!
Trace around your book.
Add an allowance for the flap on each end.
These adorable book covers are fun to embroider and require just two quick trips through the serger to put together!

These adorable book covers are fun to embroider and require just two quick trips through the serger to put together!

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Smooth the fabric in the hoop without stretching it. Mark the fabric along the opposite edge of the hoop.

  Mark the fabric along the opposite edge that you pinned down.

Mark a line 1 inch in from the edge of the hoop.

  Draw a line 1 inch in from the edge

Lift the fabric out of the way and spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive spray.

  As you reposition the fabric in the hoop, gently stretch it so that the second line is now against the edge of the hoop.

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Criativa writes: Hello,

Very nice work. ;)

Posted: 9:53 am on September 1st
RondaR53 writes: I like these! What kind of embroidery system are you using? Just curious about that. I would think one could do a patchwork design with embroidery on it to variate the cover design. The knit material would be good for recycling t-shirts, too. :) Oh, maybe use denim jeans for accents and to add a pocket trim, just a thought. :)
Posted: 7:53 pm on August 9th
Cyndiella writes: These are very cute. I have made many book covers out of those brown paper bags through the years. The knit fabric is such a good idea for making these. You could even use an old t-shirt. The embroidery is a fun idea also with lots of possibilities, because of course you have to decorate it. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 9:06 am on September 29th
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