Friday, 14 March 2014

Fabric Book Cover

Hi all,

I'm feeling very pleased with myself today as I have FINISHED one of my UFOs (unfinished object).

About 6 months ago I went to a workshop to make a fabric cover for a book.  I thoroughly enjoyed the class but by the time you select all your fabrics, get instruction from the tutor, have your coffee and your lunch ...... well, not an awful lot of stitching gets done!  So at the end of the day, everything was packed up and there it stayed, all stuffed into a bag, until this week, when I was just in the mood to do some fun sewing, so out came the UFO book cover (the book is 8" square)

The main panels are just made with strips of fabric (I used all batiks), a bit of fancy stitching and some ribbon, threads, etc for added texture.

These are all the panels sewn together ....


and this is the finished front with die cut gold lame butterflies and gold stitching ...


and the back ....


the inside sleeve ...



showing the gold lame spine and butterflies ...


gold stitching and strip of gold lame  



I'd like to link my book cover to the current challenge over at  Anything But a Card, which is SPARKLY.

Thanks ever so for popping in, I hope to be back soon to show you the beginnings of my first quilt.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Suze xx

11 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, this is like a fairy tale, so beautiful, I LOVE it! Well done on such a fantastic creation! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Awesome covers, a fantastic creation, good for you to get the project finished.
Yvonne

baileyrosy.com said...

OMG!!!!!!! Mrs B that is a work of art firstly I couldn't believe all of the very neat edge stitching its amazing, then the fancy stitching and the beautiful fabric. Wow wow wow well done you !!!

Marie

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow This is gorgeous ,can't wait to see it in real life!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow This is gorgeous ,can't wait to see it in real life!x

Gay Peplow said...

Now that's what I call a fab book, well done, it's really beautiful Suze :D xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love it, Suze, just simply love it! So bright and happy and sparkly!! What more could anyone want? Hugs, Darnell

Jennie Atkinson said...

You have made a fabulous book cover! I love all the details and stitching. Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything But A Card for our sparkly challenge! Jennie

Lisette Baker said...

This is fabulous. What a lovely way to cover a book. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

Aileen said...

Your sewing is beautiful and so fancy. I bet it's really tactile. x

Margaret said...

Oh, this is stunning! I love the rich fabrics and the unique accents! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Your workshops sound like the scrapbooking crops I attend! Not a lot of work is completed but inspiration and friendships abound!