How to Cover a Composition Notebook with Fabric

How to Cover a Composition Notebook with Fabric tutorial with Angie Juda

For my sewing/quilting friends … here’s a tutorial on how to Cover a Composition Notebook with Fabric.

The Fabric I used in this video is Lulu Roses by Tanya Whelan (I’ve had it on my fabric shelves for several years).


  • 11 x 16-1/2 – Pattern Fabric
  • 11 x 16-1/2 – Backing Fabric
  • 11 x 16-1/2 – Fusible Fleece, Batting or Muslin (you can eliminate this fabric if you use thicker fabric)
  • 11 x 8 – Pattern or Muslin – for Pockets


  1. Start with the Muslin (you can use Batting or Fusible Fleece). 
  2. Place pattern fabric on top of the Muslin, right side facing up.
  3. Place left pocket on top with the open side to the left (Decorative stitch side down or right side down).   Repeat on right side, placing the open side to the right.
  4. Place backing fabric on last, right side down.


  • Matching Thread
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Walking Foot
  • 1/4 Seam Guide
  • Composition Notebook

Special Note

Paper crafting friends … Every Sunday I’m going to transfer one of my sewing videos from my personal site to this website. I”m just trying to get everything on one site to make it easier to manage.  I think by now you all know I’m not going anywhere and I plan on being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator forever!  I love stamps, ink and paper and I also love sewing and sharing!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my next paper crafting project (the Designer Series Paper I’m using tomorrow reminds me of fabric). 

Last Call for the Bella and Friends FREE Make n Take Class Packet

  • Twenty 6 x 6 sheets of the Brights Designer Series Paper
  • Card Stock and Embellishments to complete all four cards with envelopes + Card Keeper Portfolio.

We’ll be using two stamp sets with the Make n Take…

  1. Bella & Friends Stamp Set
  2. Pretty Kitty Stamp Set

Thanks & have a great day!


24 thoughts on “How to Cover a Composition Notebook with Fabric”

  1. Hi Angie,
    Happy Easter to you and your family and to all those who visit this blog.
    Very cute idea. You took that book from drab to beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.Enjoy your evening.

  2. Angie,
    Thank you for sharing your sewing talents. I LOVE it!!!! I have a feeling I will be making these for my girls also.
    I met you in Hartford CT last year and hope to meet you again in November!!

  3. Angie, thank you for the great video! I have a sewing machine that has been unused for a few years. Your video has inspired me to start sewing again. I’m really looking forward to future videos. What type of iron do you have. I love small size.

    Thanks again for sharing your talent!

    • Hi Susan, I love that little iron because it’s very lightweight!! It’s the Rowenta DA1560 Classic Compact Travel Steam Iron. You can find it on Amazon if you don’t have a local store that carries it.

  4. Oh my goodness! You have inspired me to pull out my sewing machine. My daughter would love this!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your talents with us.

  5. Thank you, Angie, for the YouTube on the notebook cover. You did a great job explaining how to do it! I am excited to start making them for my friends. I have lots of cotton fabric. I don’t have a walking foot. Do you think I could still use a regular foot and maybe lengthen my stitches?

  6. I have not pulled out my sewing machine in years. This would be a perfect craft for me and my granddaughter who is just getting into crafts and already does some sewing. Thank you for this tutorial.

  7. Hi,
    I’ve followed Angie’s directions to the tee. I’ve tried this fabric book cover at least a dozen times but I’m still having a problem. When the cover is inside out, I cut the corners as instructed. However, when I turn the book cover so I’m looking at the right side of the fabric and sew it closed, the corners are hard and it seems as if I didn’t cut the corners. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Can someone please help me?
    Thank you,


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