August 27, 2009

A book by any other cover would not be the same

Back-to-school week is something I’m never ready for. Going from “what should we do today” to a scheduled day beginning with breakfast at seven and ending later that afternoon with activities and homework to follow is quite a jolt. Taking the time to sew fabric book covers last night was definitely not on the schedule, but maybe that’s why I wanted to do it so badly (rebellious I know.) It might not have happened, if I hadn’t stumbled upon a relatively easy tutorial for fabric book covers over at CRAFT moments before we tackled book covering homework. All of those bare texts needed to be protected from the daily assaults of grade school.

Bright and interesting patterns will keep my eager students homes away from home nicely decorated. We even used a pink, fuzzy kind of fabric that will make a soft landing spot for a head should the plight of “The Ancient World” become too overwhelming. Just giving them another reason to love their books.
Filed Under: kids, projects, sewing


  1. I really like these. An obvious thing to do, that I would have completely missed.

    I had thought they were journals.

    Christine — August 27, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
  2. Wow, and to think that I was excited that I still remembered how to turn grocery bags into book covers. Nice job on these!

    Susan Hines-Brigger — August 27, 2009 @ 6:35 pm
  3. I think I am going to find some of Mommy's books to cover!

    Josey's mom — August 31, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

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