Fabric Covered Books tutorial
While looking at the inspiration for the tissue paper flowers, I saw the display was on top of some cute covered books. I think the books in the display photo are actually covered with paper instead of fabric. However, why couldn’t I use fabric? I’m pretty much addicted to fabric and have a ton of extras just lying around…so…why not? :) These may be my favorite decorations in the whole room just because how cute they turned out! I love them and think I will be making more in the near future! :) I will warn you that you may burn yourself A LOT with the hot glue gun during this craft. LOL
- old/unused books
- plain white paper (copy paper will work just fine)
- hot glue gun
The first thing you do is take the plain white paper and cover the writing on your books. Don’t forget to cover the spine writing. If your fabric is dark and somewhat thick, you may be able to bypass this step. However you don’t want any writing to show through the fabric.
Next you’re ready to cover the books with fabric. Take the fabric and make sure it’s about an inch wider than your book on ALL sides. When dealing with the corners, cut them at an angle like the above photo.
Then you just “wrap” the book as if it were a present while gluing each piece down. For now, just bring the side edges in and glue them.
When you get to the spine of the book, make a slit so that you can push it down inside to cover the spine’s edge. :)
…like this! :) You may have to stick a pencil or scissors down first to break of the binding of the spine before you push the fabric down inside!
This is what you should end up with for the front and back cover of the book. It doesn’t have to be perfect because no one should be opening this book! :)
And then you end up with a completed, fabric covered book! :)