Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Fabric notepad

I made this little notebook weeks ago but have been searching for something to close it with. In retrospect, two buttons would have been a better idea, then I could have used Linen Thread.

But no, I was stuck with one button and wanted one of those long elasticated hair bands to go round it. They were more expensive than I had anticipated – far too expensive for a 40p notebook! But then I found 10 of them for £1 in Wilko – gotta love Wilko.

To begin, I made a larger notebook cover, to create the flap. Then I covered it with Spice Cake fabric – I simply treated it as I would paper, cutting it a little larger than the notepad cover and sticking it down. Although, if I remember correctly, I used Fabric Mod Podge as my adhesive.

I sewed (!) the button on using strong thread and then covered the inside covers with Soft Suede cardstock.

The hairband is wrapped twice around the button and then stretch all the way round the notebook to close. Simples! Although I've just realised that the notepad is upside down in the main image - oops!

Don’t miss: Spice Cake fabric and buttons, both in the Spring Mini so only available until the end of April

Supplies: Spice Cake Fabric, Spice Cake Designer Buttons, Soft Suede cardstock

Products by Stampin’ Up!®

1 comment:

  1. Helen, I love this idea! My sewing is atrocious, but even I can make this!! Love the big button closure!


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