How to Make a Fabric Book Cover


Hey guys, it’s Clara from online Fabric store Making fabric book covers is super quick and easy I’m going to make one for this textbook, but you can make them for any binder, journal, or hardcover book. so let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: fabric, thread, scissors, a tape measure, a fabric marker, pins, and an iron. With the book closed measure from the edge of the back cover around to the edge of the front. That’s 19 inches for this book. Also measure the height which is 11 inches here. Add 8 inches to the width and 2 inches to the height and cut out a piece of fabric that’s this size. So my piece is 27 by 13 inches. I’m using an outdoor fabric for this textbook because it’s durable and water and stain resistant. You could also use a lightweight cotton print or a drapery fabric Fold in the ends about a quarter of an inch and iron. Sew down the fold on both sides. Lay the book flat on the right side of the fabric and center it. There should be about four inches or a little less on the sides. Fold the fabric in over the ends of the cover and pin on the top and bottom. Make sure it fits when closed. Mark a line about an eighth of an inch from the top and bottom of the book on all corners. Sew on the marked lines. Clip the excess fabric from the corners and turn right side out. Iron the ends flat. Fold the top and bottom in to match the pockets and iron. Slide the cover into the pockets and the fabric book cover is done. This is great back-to-school project to protect and beautify all your books and binders, but if you’re no longer in school, you can still use book covers in a decorative way on your shelves or coffee table. Thanks for watching this OFS project.

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42 thoughts on “How to Make a Fabric Book Cover”

  1. Snoopy Brown says:


  2. Tanya99503 says:

    Way to spruce up plain scrapbook binders/books as well, thanks and keep these ideas coming……please

  3. Linda Joyce Knight says:

    Wonderful Idea

  4. Cahaya Aina says:


  5. Jennie Martinez says:

    Very good idea. Thank you for sharing.

  6. elizaa55 says:

    Heel leuk. Vooral voor een agenda of adresboekje.

  7. Kayla Gibson says:

    I Love this tutorial, just one suggestion to anybody wanting to make this. The lady in the video said she used a heavier home decor fabric, but if you are planning on making this out of quilting cotton or a lighter weight fabric, I would suggest adding a lining. The lining prevents any show through from the text on the book or otherwise!

  8. seham saleh says:

    nice lesson thank u ^^

  9. Jiya Parmar says:

    u r awesome

  10. thureya Almahnna says:


  11. Question ? says:

    this is so nice! Im using this for my worn Bible cover

  12. Katelynn Martian says:

    It's not that complicated all you do is cut the fabric and use duct tape on the inside

  13. Fa Fo2 says:

    What material is this?

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  15. Anne Evans says:

    Great video. Simple and straightforward. I don't like videos where there is lots of waffling – none of that here. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Hey Life says:

    loved it๐Ÿ˜โฃ๏ธ

  17. Linda Scott says:

    Love how you make it so simple and straightforward. No fuss. Love the cheery background music too! .

  18. R Nanjappa says:

    This is the simplest and best method. So good. Thank you.

  19. Anne Johnson says:

    This is the neatest and simplest tutorial I came across for fabric covering my journal

  20. Carol Baker says:

    I did it on my Journaling Bible, so easy and fast! Thank you for such clear instructions!

  21. gaming with ujjwal says:

    That a helpful

  22. gaming with ujjwal says:

    How to make doctor strange movie book cover

  23. snooooopycomehome says:

    Just a might want to tell people in the supplies needed segment that they will also need a sewing machine and iron. Neither of which I have so sadly I cannot make this. ๐Ÿ˜•

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  25. Chloรฉ Angela says:

    Not even explaining wel

  26. Bonna Jannatul says:

    Omg!! It's super easy๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    I was little bit tensed about making project life album's cover. Searching something easy way. So now i can apply this method๐Ÿ˜ƒThanks a lot๐Ÿ˜

  27. Homely Heart Studio says:

    I tried this for a spiral bound notebook and it just doesnโ€™t work ๐Ÿ™ because when I lay it down open and fold the inner flap ends over it is one dimension, but when I close the book it needs about another inch in length to be able to close. Was bummed because this was the best most simplest method I found after so many! Maybe elastic or a stretchy fabric on the spine/spirals would work. Frustrated!

  28. Hector R says:

    Wow thanks for the tutorial.Me and my friends are actually making a childrens book so this could be useful.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  29. KoalaSez says:

    Nice video! And you don't chit chat constantly which I love. Succinct and easy to follow. Thank you!

  30. Ajay kumar says:

    very nice

  31. Nagaraj Dance Goa says:


  32. Doreen Clarke says:

    Thank you, just what I needed!

  33. CrimsonCrowess says:

    and here I thought this was going to be hard. off to the fabric store for me!

  34. K L. says:

    An alternative to measuring the book before hand is to lay it flat and measure 4 inches from either side and one inch from the top. Saves time and unnecessary measurements. I used thin pj fleece which was a little tricky to work with.

  35. ylad17 says:

    Thank you, have a school project on this and this really helped

  36. Ada Smart says:

    Simple tutorial. I love it. Thank you

  37. Varsha Baghel says:


  38. Gunung Merapiapi says:

    AN EIGHTH OF AN INCH. good God America

  39. Treeofwysdm says:

    So clear and simple, thank you! I've seen several tutorials on cover making and NONE of them have been as quick and straightforward as this one.

  40. Grace Miller says:

    Thank you so much for this video! Just finished my first cover with an African fabric. Looks beautiful!

  41. Sarah N says:

    Gorgeous fabric! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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