Monday, October 5, 2015

Kit directions for fabric book

Fabric book
Cut 4 pieces off muslin 6" x 12" for the pages

Cut 2 pieces of Muslin 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" for the covers ( so they will be a little larger than the pages

Cut 8 pieces of iron on interfacing 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and to the pages, two to each page, 1/4" from the outer edges.  There should be 1/2" without interfacing on the center where the spine will be.

Cut 4 pieces of iron on interfacing 6" x 6" and do same as pages.

Cut 2 pieces of chip board 6" x6" to insert into the covers ( optional)

I also added a piece of felt cut the same sixe as the interfacing for backing and sewed through all these layers as I embellished each page.

To assemble book:  sew covers together around the outer edge, inserting the chipboard if you like a stiff cover  I also added a line of stitching form the center spine.  

Sew pages together the same way so you have two "signatures" measuring 6" x12".

To assemble the book: Tack a long - 24" at least- piece of ribbon down the center of on side of the pages.  Tie around the center of the cover at the spine. Tie the ribbons and embellish as you like.

Pics of the book tied together viewed from the top.

Outer cover.  I added one of my Mother's pins.

Inner page.  I added lace over the ribbon.