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DIY Padded Book Sleeves (4 sizes)

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$7.25

Time to make those handmade gifts! These padded sleeves make the perfect gift for everyone! It is the perfect gift for avid readers and also those who have an electronic device they carry around with them and need a case to ensure against dented corners, wrinkled pages, marred covers, and scratches on screens. These sleeves are so versatile that almost anyone would love to own one.

Description

Time to make those handmade gifts! These padded sleeves make the perfect gift for everyone! It is the perfect gift for avid readers and also those who have an electronic device they carry around with them and need a case to ensure against dented corners, wrinkled pages, marred covers, and scratches on screens. These sleeves are so versatile that almost anyone would love to own one.

You can make the sleeves or case to fit anyone’s personality by choosing the right fabrics. Please note that although there is embroidery on the samples in the photos there is no instruction on embroidery included in the pattern.

Book sleeve measurements and fabric requirements:

  • The Small Book Sleeve measures 8″ high by 6″ wide by 7/8″ thick. The pocket measures 6.5″ high by 6″ wide. Fabric Requirements =  One fat quarter of exterior fabric, one fat quarter of lining fabric, 1/3 yard of one-sided fusible foam OR fusible fleece interfacing, 1/4 yard of fusible shape flex interfacing.
  • The Medium Zipper Closure Book Sleeve measures 8 3/4″ high by 7″ wide by 7/8″ thick. The pocket measures 6″ high by 7″ wide. Fabric Requirements = One fat quarter of exterior fabric, one fat quarter of lining fabric, 1/3 yard of one-sided fusible foam OR fusible fleece interfacing, 1/4 yard of fusible shape flex interfacing, one 7″ zipper.
  • The Large Button Closure Book Sleeve measures 11″ high by 8 1/2″ wide by 7/8″ thick. The pocket measures 9″ high by 8 3/4″ wide. Fabric requirements = 3/8 yard of exterior fabric, 3/8 yard of lining fabric, 3/8 yard of one-sided fusible foam OR fusible fleece interfacing, 1/3 yard of fusible shape flex interfacing, one 1″ button with back shank, one elastic hair tie loop.
  • XL Side Tab Closure Book Sleeve measures 8 3/4″ high by 11 1/2″ wide. The pocket measures 7″ high by 11 3/4″ wide. Fabric Requirements = 5/8 yard of exterior fabric, 5/8 yard of lining fabric, 3/8 yard of one-sided fusible foam OR fusible fleece interfacing, 1/3 yard of fusible shape flex interfacing, four Kam snaps and a snap setting tool.

The designer loves to read and between her family members, she has a decent home library. To try and keep the library from outgrowing the space she has for it she reads some books by authors that she doesn’t know yet on an e-reader tablet. She likes that these sleeves work well for both types of books she reads. She also feels good about carrying a borrowed book in one of her sleeves so that she can return it in the same condition in which she borrowed it. That is why she made this pattern with four sizes and four styles, to match whichever style you feel is the safest sleeve to carry your book/device. She hopes you enjoy making your book sleeves and using them. Don’t forget to make some for your special friends and family!

The pattern:
The tutorial and pattern pieces consist of 46 pages of color photos and diagrams to accompany the step-by-step directions to help you complete your book sleeves that you will be proud to use and feel confident that your book or device is safe to carry around.

Download:
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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