Hello all! It HAS been a while right? Yeah I know…. However, I happened to whip up a DIY which would take less than 20 minutes on the average (well, if we exclude waiting for the glue to dry out, lol!)
So this DIY is about wraps – wrapping up our notebooks (not the ones with keypads and wires and circuit boards and things but the ones with paper, and a cover? Those ones) So having said that, let’s get to it shall we?
See updated post on making this notepad with a closure snap( kinda like a clutch) here : http://thatssewnaija.blogspot.com/2014/02/diy-fabric-notepad-ii.html
more on the other side
What would you need?
A Pair Of Scissors
Bias Trimming (You could however use lace trimming, or ribbons)
Brush to spread out the glue evenly
Spread out the notepad on the fabric. Trim out just enough so that what you have left can cover up the insides of the cover neatly.
With your scissors, cut out two lines at the margin (DO NOT trim the dangling piece off!)
Apply the glue and spread out the glue evenly without changing the position of the book.(please! whatever you do, DO NOT apply too much or too little glue! if you apply too much, you'll have the glue peeking through your fabric after you're done - not a pretty sight. Plus, if you do not spread out evenly, you'll encounter little 'glue bumps on the road')
Bend the book over firmly, and press onto the fabric. I began with the left-hand side of the book.
Apply some more glue on the inside cover: top, bottom and side and
With your bias trimming/lace/ribbon, cover up the rough edges of the 'fold'
Do same for the right - hand side of the book and this is what you'll have (notice the dangling pieces I asked you not to trim off?)
With a sharp object (I used a machine needle), tuck in the 'dangling pieces at the margin inwards after applying a little glue to the margin top with a toothpick or something.)
And this is what you'll have:
There! our more exciting notepad. (at least to me it is :-) )
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