Free pattern and Tutorial - Big Belly Book Cover

Freebie - Big Belly Book Cover - Online Pattern and Tutorial by niizo

Difficulty

Book Cover Pattern Generator (Input the size of your book)

Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial
Width (From 10 cm to 16 cm)
Height (From 10 cm to 24 cm)
Thickness (From 0.5 cm to 3 cm)
 

Equipment

sewing machine, scissors, clear plastic ruler
assorted threads and neeldes for machine
fabric tape measure, tailor's chalk, pins
awl, seam riper, utility knife, mat
leather punch tools, mallet, rubber mat
leather sewing threads(waxed) and needles

Supplies List

Print out the PDF sewing pattern first to know the dimension of the following supplies that you need. The dimension of the supplies varies from the size of your notebook/book.

Main Fabric - Canvas/ Cotton Fabric (mdeium-heavy weight)
Lining Fabric - Dark Grid Plain Cotton Fabric (light-to-medium weight)
Accessory Fabric - Stripe Plain Cotton Fabric (light-to-medium weight)
#3 Nylon Zippper - 25cm to 30 cm
Two Leather Pieces - 3cm wide x 3cm tall / 15cm wide x 1.5cm tall
Clear Vinyl

cut out all pieces from the fabric

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Draw the shapes along with the pattern paper onto the fabric, and cut all the pieces out of the fabric.
If there is a RED FOLD LINE on the right side of the pattern, fold the fabric in half first and then cut out the fabric.

Zipper Assembly

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Take Main Fabric Piece A to measure the total lenth that you need for the zipper. Make a mark on the zipper where the length of the zipper is 5cm (2") shorter than the length of Main Fabric Piece A.
Sew on the mark that you jsut made, remember to drawn the zipper slider to the middle.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the right side of the zipper facing up, with the wrong side of the Main Fabric Piece D facing up, place one Main Fabric Piece D on left end of the zipper, and the other on the mark of Step 2. Sew with a 1cm (3/8") seam allowance.

Outer Fabric Piece Assembly

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Open the Main Fabric Piece D, and sew with a 0.2cm (1/16") seam allowance. Cut off the extra zipper. The total length of the Step 3 should be equal to the length of the Main Fabric Piece A.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the wrong side of Step 4 facing up, place Step 4 on the the right side of Main Fabric Piece A. Aligh the left edge of Step 4 and Main Fabric Piece A. Zip the zipper slider on the top, and sew with a 0.5cm (3/16") seam allowance.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the wrong side of Main Fabric Piece B facing up, place the Main Fabric Piece B on the other side (unstitched side) of the zipper. Sew with a 0.5cm (3/16") seam allowance.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Open Main Fabric Piece A & Main Fabric Piece B. Iron along the zipper lengthwise and sew with a 0.2cm (1/16") seam allowance.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the wrong side of the Accessory Fabric Pocket facing up, place the Accessory Fabric Pocket on the right side of Main Fabric Piece B (of Step 7). Align the fabrics on the left side and sew with a 0.7cm(1/4") seam allowance.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Flip the Accessory Fabric Pocket to the back of the Main Fabric Piece B. Sew with a 0.2cm (1/16") seam allowance. (like using Accessory Fabric Pocket to bind the left edge of Main Fabric Piece B)

Leather pieces Assembly

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Place the Leather Stripe on the center point of the left edge of Main Fabric Piece B, and use Full Back Stitch to sew the Leather Stripe and the Main Fabric Piece B together. Make sure NOT to sew the Leather Stripe on the Main Fabric Pocket Piece .

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the right side of Main Fabric Piece C facing up, place the Main Fabric Piece C under Step10. Make the left side of Main Fabric Piece C extend 3cm (1-1/8") more out of the left edge of Main Fabric Pocket Piece (Step10). Sew the Main Fabric Piece C and the Main Fabric Pocket Piece together on the center point (yellow line) to divide the zipper pocket on the front cover and the pocket on the back cover.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Place the Square Leather on the center point of the right edge of Main Fabric Piece A(see figure 12). Use Full Back Stitch to sew the Square Leather, Main Fabric Piece A , and Main Fabric Piece C together.

Inner pocket Assembly

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Place the Clear Vinyl on the right side of Lining Fabric Piece A , align the pieces on the right side, and sew with a 0.7cm(1/4") seam allowance.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the Lining Fabric Piece A of Step 13 facing up, flip the Lining Fabric Piece A to the back of the Clear Vinyl to bind the edge of Clear Vinyl and sew them together with a 0.5cm (3/16") seam allowance. Set this piece aside.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Get one piece of Lining Fabric Piece B folding in half. Sew with a 0.5 cm seam allowance on the fold. Repeat Step 13 to Step 15 for the remaining pieces of Clear Vinyl, Lining Fabric Piece A , Lining Fabric Piece B.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With the rigjt side of Lining Fabric Piece A facing up, place it on the Lining Fabric Piece B. Repect for the other two pieces of Lining Fabric Piece A and Lining Fabric Piece B. You got two pair of this set. One for the left side of the book cover, align the pieces on the left edge. The other for the right side of the book cover, align the pieces on the right edge. Decide how you want to divide the inner pocket, and mark the lines on the fabric.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Sew along the line that you marked on Step16.

Book Cover Assembly

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

With right side of both pieces of Step17 facin up, place them on the right side of Lining Fabric Piece C to finish the lining piece(the position see figure 18). Then place this whole lining piece on the right side of main piece(Step12). Align the fabrics perfectly, and pin the side edges all around.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Sew along the edges with a 1cm (3/8") seam allowance. Leave a 10 cm(3-7/8") opening on the bottom seam for turning.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Trim the corners at a 45-degree angle to reduce the bulk.

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Big Belly Book Cover-Step by Step Tutorial

Turn the book cover piece right-side out from the 10 cm(3-7/8") opening. Use Ladder Stitch to close the opening.