Quick & Easy Fabric Book Cover Tutorial

Fabric Book Cover

These Fabric Book Covers are so quick and easy to make and with all the different fabrics and combinations you could use to make one, the variations are endless, making it the perfect personalized gift!

You know when you are in the fabric store and you see a fabric that you know someone would love, but don’t know what you would make for them with it, I think this might just be your project!

Fabric Book Cover

This tutorial is free and everything you need to know to make a Fabric Book Cover is listed here, including the link to my free YouTube tutorial.

A PDF pattern with full printable instructions is available to purchase on my Etsy Store at a nominal fee which helps supports my free tutorials, get your copy HERE.

Fabric Book Cover

For this project I used some fabric I have had for a while but didn’t want to use it – it’s too pretty! But I caved and I am so happy with my two coordinating Fabric Book Covers! All fabrics used were from the collection Kismet by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Fabric Book Cover


These instructions are to make a cover for a standard composition book. You can customize this pattern by measuring the width of the book (edge to edge including the spine), and the length (top to bottom) of the book, then add 1″ to each of these measurements.

For the Outer fabric you can make your piece however you want, for example, sewing 2½” strips together, quilting with batting, and then cut to 16″ x 11″.


1 x 16″ x 11″ Outer fabric

1 x 16″ x 11″ Lining fabric

1 x 16″ x 11″ Piece of batting

2 x 7″ x 11″ Inside sleeves

Please watch my video for full instructions on how to make a Fabric Book Cover:

Please leave a comment and let me know who you are making your Fabric Book Cover for.

This project is one of my Small Quilting Projects, you might also be interested in making my Quilt As You Go Table Runner.

Stacey x

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8 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Fabric Book Cover Tutorial

  1. Susan Brown says:

    Thank you for your tutorials on You-Tube. I’m subscribed so I receive emails when your new tutorials come out. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

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