Transform plain notebooks into something more personal – either for yourself or as a gift. Place an open notebook on fabric and cut a 3cm border all round it, then cut slits to the spine on both sides. Cut out two pieces of batting and stick to the front and back of the book with double-sided tape. Sticky tape inside covers along the three outside edges. Hold book upright and pull fabric taut over the edges, then stick in place. Fold corners, trim and push slits inside spine. Cut elastic and stitch in place on back cover.