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How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : Overview of Making a Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : Overview of Making a Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Today I’m going to show you how to make 2 paperback book caddies. The first one will be made by machine and the second one we’ll make completely by hand without using any sewing machine. We’ll also be making this bedside book caddy. For this project we’ll be needing […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Sew the Edges of a Bedside Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Sew the Edges of a Bedside Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. First, I’ll sew the open edge of the pillowcase closed. Watch out for my little flower. Now, I’ll sew my little flowers on. Just go back and forth to secure them. We’ll trim our threads later. Now, I’ll go back and trim all of our threads. And now, we’ll […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Reverse the Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Reverse the Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Before you turn your fabric, you want to trim your corners just to keep the excess fabric out of the corners and you won’t have any bulkiness. What you do is you just trim off a little bit of a angle there. You never want to cut into your […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Make a Bookmark for a Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Make a Bookmark for a Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Now we’re going to put a bookmark right in the center of our book cover. You want to just sort of mark the center there. We could put a pin. I’m going to be putting it in where we have that hole, where we left the hole for turning […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : Materials for Hand-Sewn Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. I’ll show you how to make our paperback book caddy by hand without any sewing machine sewing. These are the things that we’ll need. We’ll need some either felt or the fleecy fabric that you can get in all different kinds of prints and colors. You need 2 pieces […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Place Ribbon for a Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Place Ribbon for a Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Okay, now we’ll place our ribbon, put our first pin right here. This is the edge, so you want to put that first pin. You have your 6 inches and then your first pin marking. You want to measure 2 inches from the edge. 2 inches from the edge […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Measure Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Measure Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Let’s start with measuring and cutting our fabric. I’m going to first measure 16 inches here and just mark that off every 4 or so inches up at the top. Just mark it off like this so we’ll have something to follow when we’re cutting. Then measure from the […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Make a for a Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Make a for a Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Okay, now we’re going to pin and place our ribbon for the handle. First we’re going to measure and put some pins in. We have our measuring tape here. We’ll measure 6 inches and place a pin like that just to mark it. Then 7 1/2 inches like this. […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Pin a Handle on a Paperback Book Caddy: Pt. 2

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Pin a Handle on a Paperback Book Caddy: Pt. 2

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Okay, let’s sew our other side. We’re going to start at where our pin is marking the beginning of the handle. I’m going to pull the pins out so I don’t run over them and break a needle. I got my eye on where it’s supposed to go. You […]

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Embroider a Paperback Book Caddy

How to Make a Paperback Book Caddy : How to Embroider a Paperback Book Caddy

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Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Okay, now I’ve finished sewing on my handle straps. After you sew your handle straps, it’s a good time to personalize if you want to embroider something on this. I’ve embroided a heart and I wrote I love books using some buttons to help embellish it. Now, I got […]