You might carry your sketchbook everywhere with you. It allows you to doodle or sketch anything you see and also gives you a break when you have some downtime. Maybe you like to take it with you to sketch attractive landscapes.
Whatever the reason a cover that is as unique as you and your sketches will be your best bet. The good thing is that you can create one as long as you know how to make a sketchbook cover. As such, we are going to provide a step-by-step guide for beginners.
You’ll need some materials in order to make your own sketchbook cover. To start, it's easiest if you have access to a sewing machine. You won’t likely want to sew by hand for this project.
You should also have the following materials ready to go:
You want to have two pieces with a size of 21” by 12”. These pieces will be used to cover both sides of the cover. Thus, keep that in mind when choosing your fabric color and design.
Next, you want two pieces that are 21”x8". These pieces will be used for the pocket on the interior of the cover. Finally, you want two more pieces for the ties. These pieces should measure 10"x3".
The fabric you use will give your sketchbook cover its own uniqueness and originality. Choose something that suits your personality. This is where you can make the cover different from any others you might see, and it is what makes this a do-it-yourself project.
Of course, you could just buy a cover but there is no fun in that. By choosing your own fabric, you can make the cover all your own.
Other materials you should have on hand include pins, an ironing board, an iron, thread that complements the fabric you’ve chosen, and two pieces of fusible interfacing. The pieces should measure 21” by 12”.
Now that you have the materials ready to go, you can get started on how to make a sketchbook cover. This tutorial is for beginners, so even if you are new to sewing or crafting in general, you should be able to easily follow along.
Once you are done, you will find you have made yourself a beautiful, one-of-a-kind sketchbook cover that you can keep for years to come.
This cover is created to also have places for you to store your drawing utensils. Put charcoal in the pockets you’ll create or just store your regular pencils and colored pencils. You can decide how big or small to make those areas depending on what you plan to store with your book.
Follow these steps to create your very own sketchbook cover:
Now, pin down the areas you want to sew so you will have a guide. You can do this by pinning all around the items you’ve put inside.
Remember that you can divide the pocket however you’d like. Hence, make sure you have sufficient room for all of your supplies in the way you want them organized.
Now, take a step back and admire your work. You’ve created your very own sketchbook cover. Use it to carry not only your sketch pad but all of the tools you use in your drawing.
You could easily buy a sketchbook cover for your sketch pad, but where is the fun in that? There is nothing unique about buying off the shelves, especially when making something with your own two hands is easy enough.
The drawings inside your pad are unique and special, so why not create a cover that is just as special? Follow our guide today and you can have your own cover, made by you to enjoy and show off.