a simple quilted bookcover

a simple quilted bookcover for a young friend's 13th birthday next week
after noticing this little book I wanted to give her had a soiled cover
quilted bookcovers on the internet are so popular now
it was such fun to pull out scrap fabric, batting, ribbons, trim and buttons
carefully measuring the little book ~ to be sure to include the spine
allowed 1/4" seam allowances all around
added 1/2" to the width
and 1/4" to the length 
my layers were: front material-batting-inner lining-side pockets for the book's cover to slip through
embellishments, like ribbons and trim, need to be included before turning rightside out
I left my opening to turn at the bottom of the spine area
and after turning and pressing, simply machine-stitched it closed
added some fun buttons knotted with embroidery thread
it fit perfectly
This was not intended to be a tutorial ~ simply sharing some of the ideas I usedIt took me a couple of hours from start to finish... and now I'm ready to make more!

Linking to these parties: 
Wednesday:  Sew Much Ado and Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Thursday:  Crafty, Scrappy, Happy, Craftberry Bush and  Thrifty 101

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