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Stretchy Book Cover Tutorial


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You know those neat stretchy book covers you see with all the "back to school" supplies? And, they are between $3 and $5 a piece? Well, as a former dance mom who had a ton of dance and swimwear fabric from when my daughter was a dancer, I decided I could make those much cheaper. This tutorial is super easy.'s super, super easy if you have a serger. With 1 yd of two-way stretch fabric (depending on width) can net you between 3 and 6 book covers. This two-way stretch fabric is the spandex/lycra you find in the swimwear fabric or dance fabric. If you use one of those ever popular 50% off a cut of fabric coupon at everyone's favorite fabric store, you can save quit a bit by making these book covers yourself. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic sewing skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS made to your book

Supplies Needed

  • thread
  • sewing machine or serger
  • 1 yd of 2-way stretch fabric = between 3 and 6 book covers

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