by parkermom 12 Apr 2018

Have you ever heard of Book Beaus? They're just padded book covers for paperbacks, but they are pricey. I used a pattern from MoosebStitchin, and sewed this up today. I used fold-over elastic instead of a velcro closure. I'm pretty sure Sue has a book/notebook cover in her files too. Very easy and quick to do.


by pennifold 14 Apr 2018

This is lovely Jenny, I love the fabric too. Great job, love Chris

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parkermom by parkermom 14 Apr 2018

Thank you. It went together really well. Its for my oldest daughter, who goes everywhere with a book and a bottle of water. She's 30 today. Where does the time go.

by pennyhal2 13 Apr 2018

I never thought of a cover for a paperback book. It's a good idea! I've never heard of "fold-over elastic" before. How is it different than regular elastic?

parkermom by parkermom 13 Apr 2018

Its a decorative, very soft elastic that can be used to enclose and gather a fabric edge by stretching it.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Apr 2018

Thanks for the info. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

by sonjapotgieter 13 Apr 2018

Beautiful!!!!Great work..Love the Fabric!!

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parkermom by parkermom 13 Apr 2018

Thank you. From cutting and pressing the fabric to the end of stitching, it took about 45 minutes. The hardest part was that the elastic loop is placed inside out. It'll go faster next time. Every design I've purchased from has sewn out very well. I really like her zipper bags.

by spendlove Moderator 13 Apr 2018

Interesting. Was this made in the hoop? I'd wondered about covers for paperbacks, but all mine are different sizes!

JeanW by JeanW edited 13 Apr 2018

Mine are different sizes also. Show a picture of it opened.

parkermom by parkermom 13 Apr 2018

Yes, totally made in the hoop. Took three hoopings. This cover fits books up to 5 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall. My book is 4" by 7 1/2", and stays in there securely. I'll post a picture of it opened in a bit.