. Fold the sides of the bag into place. Place your book in the center of the paper bag. Complete step-by-step instructions and lots of detailed photos in the tutorial make this an easy sewing project that even a beginner can tackle. But be aware that the cover can make or break the deal, so be sure to put some thought into appropriate graphics and headlines. Just make sure the chain is large enough that you can thread the strap through before you cut. You could use grosgrain ribbon for the tabs if you wanted.
You may need to make two or more stacks of books side-by-side if your gift is large. Repeat the inverse on the opposite side. Cut a piece of paper to 9. Tip: if the bag has a label on it, make sure it's on the inside. Whew, now I don't have to finish it! Decorate it with art supplies such as glitter, paint and markers.
You can make designs out of paper and attach them with rubber cement or double-sided tape. Follow these directions for making a fabric book cover and you'll have a personalized book tote in no time! Thanks to your instructable I have, after over a decade, now found one. Worked in contrasting, bright colours of magenta, lilac and sable on the sumptuous deep red wool fabric, the design is highlighted with smaller fuchsia-coloured flowers and finished off with bright, olive-toned leaves and lavender sprigs. On the back, pinch the top edge of the embroidered fabric at the marks transferred in step 2 to create two small pleats. I would love to see what people come up with. I am also thinking about finding a way to support the spine and maybe put purse feet on it as well. Make this book cover with any durable fabric you like.
Using paper bags to cover your books is a quick, fun way to give them a touch of rustic charm or a simple disguise. Once you thread your cord through the toggles, trim it to the length you want, then add a tiny bit of superglue to the end and attach a cord end. It is absolutely possible, but the flimsier book might cause the jacket to slip off fairly easily. Lie your paper bags on top of each other, all facing the same way, with the fold on the back. Insert clasp, following the manufacturers instructions, making sure that it is flush to the fabric and that the clasp is aligned accurately on both sides. Disclaimer: as with a lot of stuff floating around on the interwebs, this idea isn't wholly mine.
Do the same with the back cover of the book. That's what happened with this bag and I just embraced it and added the wispy blue stripes and freehanded the thin yellow lines and I actually think it looks way better. Then fold it around the back of the cover in the same way. Fold the right edge of the paper to the left-most marks, then unfold and repeat for the left edge. Replace your bag's strap with a feminine piece of grosgrain ribbon.
Sew the strips with the right sides facing each other, turn them inside out, fit them through the handles and sew the straps together. A confident beginner could easily complete this sewing project. Pin the fabric handle piece to the appropriate piece of interfacing. Be sure that the top edge meets evenly at the seam. Fold the paper bag down on the top line and up on the bottom line. For tips on how to personalize or decorate your book cover, read on! How to make a bag: Bag Lining 1.
Guitar straps are great for larger bags, like this one, but they also look totally cool on smaller crossbodies. I've had an Instructable sitting around for a month on just this topic. Fold the ends of the bag back to where the ends of the book flaps are. But by following the simple measuring directions you'll be able to make a book cover for any of your favorite books. I'm gonna do another book-bag first, from an old poetry book, for practice. Your bag will look much more expensive and sophisticated if the paint is just used as an accent.
It depends what type of bag you are making. Cut out an appropriate piece of paper based on the size of your book. Directions Step 1: Measure the book. Sewing project which is easy to make for newbies. Step 2: Cut out the pattern pieces using the dimensions you just calculated.