Make a… notebook cover
WRAP your aida fabric around the notebook to check the position of the front cover and then mark the design area given opposite onto the fabric using pins. Make sure you have left 1.25cm(½in) at the top and bottom of the fabric for turnings, and 6cm (2½in) on the left and right-hand side for the flaps, centring the design between the flaps and the turnings on the book front. If you work on a slightly larger piece of fabric you can cut this to size once the stitching is complete.
CUT your lining fabric to the size given above, and then repeat with the stitched fabric, checking that when you cut the aida, the design is in the centre of the front cover, and that you still have the turnings and flaps for making up.
PLACE the stitched fabric and the lining right-sides together, and stitch around the outer edge with a 1.25cm (½in) seam allowance, leaving a gap on one short edge for turning.
TURN to the right side. Press flat and then sew up the gap with small, neat stitches. Wrap the cover around your notebook, folding the side flaps over the cover edge and onto the inside of the notebook. Catch stitch the flaps in place on the top and bottom edges, using small, neat stitches. Push the book covers into flaps and wrap around the notebook.