Project No 2 Diary Cover - February 2013
For this project I have used a Colplan Planner Diary as the booklet I am covering. The page size is 176mm high by 88 mm wide. It is also available as a one year diary but I like to have the two year version. It is produced by Debden/Collins, which is available in most countries, and costs $3.95.
This pattern could be adapted to suit any book for which you wish to make a cover. As it is a repeat pattern you would only need to either extend or reduce the size. The construction method would remain the same.
I have used Hishizashi Pattern No 77 (that I will post in March) for this project. As mentioned ealier, this pattern is stitched on Lugano fabric using Perle 8 cotton. On this count fabric the stitching is 'intensive' so I have also included a version where you could just stitch a band of the pattern.
Only the front of the book cover has the intensive stitching. You will notice the corners are not sharp. This is intentional. You will find that with use those corners will become softer and can be made sharp in the future. At this stage it would put too much pressure on the seams to force them.
The back cover uses a single motive.
Once again, I have included a number of instructional images so have broken the project into three sections for easier downloading.
Materials Required and Fabric Preparation - 2pages Download Sheet 1 pages
Hishizashi patterns - 2 pages Download Sheet 2 - Stitching Patterns
Construction of the project - 2 pages
Download Sheet 3 construction
I hope you enjoy stitching this project.