Quiet Book Cover

Now that the tutorials for the pages in the Disney Princess Inspired Quiet Book have been posted, it is time for the finishing touches – sewing the pages together and creating the cover.

First, sewing the pages together.  When I created the quiet book, I completed all the pages and then sewed them together.  That means that each of the pages had about 1/2 inch on three sides that “disappeared” when sewn to the next page.  The fourth side is used for binding the book together.

I only have a few pictures of putting the pages together, so hopefully my instructions will be clear enough.  If not, comment below and I’ll try to clear things up!  🙂

IMG_40411. For the first (and last – which is what I’m showing in the pictures) page in the book, take a plain piece of felt, cut to 10 x 8 1/2 inches.  Place it over the “right” side of the quiet book page (the side with all the details).  Pin on the three outer edges.

IMG_4042If you were to flip it over, you’ll see the back of the quiet book page.

Sew around the three edges, using a 1/2 in seam allowance.  Trim the sewn corners and turn inside out.

IMG_40452. Fold the open edges under about 1/2 in and top stitch around all four edges.

IMG_40463. Sew a straight line about 1 1/2 in from the side that doesn’t contain the page details.

4. Create small button holes 2 inches from the top and bottom.

 

And now for the cover…

Materials:

– five pieces of felt (I used two pieces of sparkly felt and three pieces of plain pink felt)

– snap

– ribbon

IMG_40501. Cut both pieces of sparkly felt so that they are 10 1/2 x 9 inches.  Cut one of the plain pink felt pieces to 4 1/2 x 9 inches.  Pin and sew this to the sparkly felt as shown in the picture.  Cut another piece of plain pink felt to 4 1/2 x 9 inches and sew to the other two full pieces of pink felt.

 

 

 

IMG_40582. Cut some sparkly felt to 9 x 2 inches and fold in half.  Fold over the edges of one side as shown in the picture.  Sew along the edge.  Turn inside out.

IMG_4061Top stitch around the edges.

 

 

IMG_40633. Place the inside of the cover so the “right” side is facing you.  Pin the strap in place.  You can see it sticking out in the picture.  Place the outside of the cover on top so the “wrong” side is facing you.  The “right” sides will be together.

IMG_4064Sew along the top, bottom, and side with the strap.  Trim the corners and turn inside out.

 

 

4. Fold the open edges under 1/2 in and top stitch around the entire cover about 1/4 in from the edge.

IMG_40735. Create four button holes from the top and bottom edges so that they are the same distance from each other as the quiet book pages.

 

 

 

 

IMG_40766. Cut a piece of ribbon and thread it through the cover and page button holes.  Tie the ribbon with a double knot and then a bow.

 

 

 

IMG_42427. Attach the snap to the cover and strap.

Enjoy your completed book!

THESE PATTERNS ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND NOT FOR SALE.  YOU MAY NOT MAKE ITEMS FOR SALE OR PROFIT.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THESE QUIET BOOK PAGES, PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT BY LINKING TO MY PAGE.

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