Tuesday Treats: Covered notebooks make great gifts

I am a sucker for a pretty covered note book and I’ve featured some of them on the blog in the past.

The latest one in my collection is this delightful visual diary, made for me by Ladybirdee using some scraps of antique kimono fabric given to her by a friend.

What a beautiful fabric cover this visual diary has been given

What a beautiful fabric cover this visual diary has been given

The addition of a self contained pencil, with an eraser & pencil sharpener attached is a bonus.

A very clever pencil, packed with a sharpener & eraser

A very clever pencil, packed with a sharpener & eraser

Ladybirdee knows that I wanted to learn to draw, hence the visual diary, but oh dear, the pressure is now on to fill these blank pages.

If you wish to make your own version of this lovely lined book cover, you will find the instructions written by Melissa on The Whimsical Wife.

I’ve also hunted up the following links, to patterns for other styles, so that you can make a variety of covered note books for yourself or for gifts:

How to Make a Reversible Note Book cover  by Lara Cammeron

Makezine has instructions for a simple removable book cover and Crafted shows you how to make  permanent fabric cover for a book

And they don’t just have to be “pretty’ covers for women, you can also stitch this  rugged leather cover by Mary Ray.

Or this portable drawing case for a child by Ellen Luckett Backer of “The long Thread”

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