So, my awesome, cool, brilliant and lovely friend and neighbour came up with this sweet idea called Springspiration! She called on five people she knows from the blogging world (one of them being me, thankfully) and sent us a package of goodies that we had to come up with a craft with using the things in the bag.
Each day of this week will have a different blogger showing a tutorial of what they made with the same materials. There have already been two from Monique herself, and Jordyn.
Go to POCKETFUL OF WHIMSY to check out the other crafts :: and have a look around her blog!
Thanks for letting me be part of the SPRINGSPIRATION CHALLENGE!
Here is what we got given:
piece of 4x4 fabric (very cute and vintage-y)
pearls (optional to use)
I DECIDED TO MAKE A FAN-DAB-EE-DOSY ALL THE TRIMMINGS NOTEBOOK SLIP
I added a composition book i grabbed from the dollar strore (yeah, $1 baby) and some white fabric just to line the vintage fabric to make it thicker!
Depending on the fabric you may want to line it just so you cant see the ugly original cover, and plus it makes it thicker and more durable. Just turn your fabric inside out and sew along the edges.
MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A LITTLE OPENING SO YOU CAN TURN IT INSIDE OUT (i always make this mistake).
Once you have finished, turn inside out, and then stich up the little opening!
To make the folds on either end to be able to slip your notebook into firmly, use your notebook as a template and pin where you need to stitch the bottom and top of the flap.
Do this on both sides so you book fits into the slots and it should look something like this:
On the front side of your fabric sew on a button which will be so you can close your book and sew the bakers twine on the other side into a hoop so it will fasten over the button.
I braided the bakers twine so it was thicker, but its totally up to you if you want to make it quicker and use a single strand of it.
Also i slipped my book in the cover to make sure i made the twine long enough to shut the book with the twine over the button.
Next i took the two doilies and put them on the front side and stitched around the bottom and two sides, but left the top unstitched so that it can be used as a couple holders for pens, maybe a skinny glue stick for those magazine clipping/recipes or whatever you so decide, maybe even a pair of scissors! Then you will always have a pen when you grab your notebook! neat trick!
OK, ill admit it, i kinda was showing off adding the pearls. As soon as i saw optional, i knew i wanted to make it part of the project. So what better way to add more delight and use to this notebook cover then a strng of pearls so i can hang it on a hook in my bedroom, or even to grab with ease and style when going on a road trip... optional for you if you try this out! haha!
And here it is, the finished fandabeedosy notebook with all the trimmings. A handle, a button up clasp, and a couple holders for your pens and stationary!
Hope you enjoy and even try this one out for yourself.
Go over to POCKETFUL OF WHIMSY to check out the other five bloggers crafts using the same materials! You'll never guess what they have come up with!