The book cover which I made for my daughter is quite simple. You only need...
1) dimension of the book
2) two strips of fabric cut according to those measurements
3) Personalized the fabric with appliques or embellishments
4) stitch two lines
5) turn and press the fabric
Then you're done!
Step I: Measurements
Below is a diagram of an English paperback book I've been reading!
**Measurements are in centimeter and seam allowance not included.**
Step II: Cutting the fabric
You need to cut two strips of fabric according to the measurements
1st strip =
(17.2 + seam allowance of 2 cm) x (B+C+D)
= 19.2 cm x (10.5 + 2.5 + 10.5)
= 19.2 cm x 23.5 cm length x width
2nd strip =
(17.2 + seam allowance of 2 cm) x [(Ax2) + B + C + D + (Ex2)]
= 19.2 cm x [(5x2) + 10.5+2.5+10.5 + (5x2)]
= 19.2 cm x 43.5 cm length x width
Step III: Personalized
Take the 2nd strip of fabric and personalized to show your creativity and style. For my cover I chose a flower print so I won't need to add any embellishment. But if you want to applique, you probably need to iron on stablizer to prevent any shrinkage.
Next week, I'll show you how to turn these two strips of fabric into a book cover. In the meantime, please leave a message if you have any questions or comments regarding Part I of this tutorial. I'll be happy to answer them!!