Looking for a thoughtful gift idea for the book lover in your life? They’ll love a Book Sleeve – a practical, stylish present that keeps their books safe while traveling. Whether it’s physical books or electronic devices like Kindles and iPads, a book sleeve provides on-the-go protection, eliminating the worry of damaging books when casually tossing them into bags.
In this tutorial, I show you how to make a Book Sleeve that’s perfect to hold a small book or Kindle. You can customize the size by adding an inch or two to the measurements. My PDF pattern which can be found HERE includes three sizes: mini, small, and medium.
The finished size of this Book Sleeve is approximately 7½” x 10½”.
I used a range of fabrics by Ruby Star Society to make my Book Sleeves.
You can purchase the full PDF pattern with printable instructions, including three sizes (mini, small, and medium), on my Etsy Store for a nominal fee HERE.
TOOLS REQUIRED TO MAKE A BOOK SLEEVE
- Snap Set, Awl, and Snap Pliers – I have this one, a little cheaper and will also do the job is this one
- Co-ordinating Thread
- Rotary Cutter, Ruler & Mat
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Point turner (optional)
- Iron – I have this one and this one – I love both
- Wool Ironing Mat or Ironing Board
- Sewing machine – I have this one USE CODE: LEE2022 if buying from Juki Junkies
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE A BOOK SLEEVE
Finished size approx: 3″ x 4½”
(2) 6½” x 9½” for Outer Fabric
(2) 6½” x 9½” for Lining Fabric
(4) 6″ x 9″ Single Sided Fusible Fleece
(1) Snap Set
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