1.08.2013

zakka memo book cover tutorial

Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

Hello friends! Today I am going to share a Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial I've been working on. Hope you all enjoy!

Supplies
Linen:
1 rectangle 11 1/2" x 3 3/4", for the cover 
2 rectangles 4 1/2" x 3 3/4", for pockets

Print Fabric:
1 rectangle 11 1/2" x 3 3/4", for lining
2 rectangles 3 3/4" x 1", for pocket binding
2 squares 2" x 2", for pen holder

Lightweight fusible interfacing:
1 rectangle 11 1/2" x 3 3/4




1 3" x 5" pocket memo book
1 pen, marker or pencil (I used a mini gel pen)

Instructions:
Consider 1/4" seam allowances, unless otherwise specified
For design and embelishment purposes, the right side of the project will be the back

  •  Fuse fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of the lining fabric


  • Fold the pen holder squares in half, wrong sides together, press. Bring both edges to the center, fold and press. Topstitch 1/8" from edge. Set aside

  • Fold the pocket binding in half, wrong sides together, press. Align to the back of the pocket, pin and sew using a 1/8¨seam allowance . 

  • Bring to the front, press and hand stitch or topstitch to the back. See the little linen border on top of the binding? Love it!

  • Lay pockets onto either side of the lining, right sides up. Pin

  • Using a chalk marker or fabric pen, make two marks, left to right, at 2 3/4" and 7 3/4". Fold the pen holders in half and pin position to the right of the marks.

  • Machine baste 1/8" from the edge

  • Lay cover on top, right sides together. Remember that the back of the project to the right, pin. Using a chalk marker or fabric pen, mark a 2 or 2 1/2" space on the right side (back of the cover). This will be the gap for turning the cover

  • Machine stitch all layers together, starting at one of the marks and ending on the other

  • Clip corners and turn right side out. Gently poke corners. Finger press the opening and edge stitch to close

  • Embelish the cover (optional). You can also embelish prior to sewing it all together.
  • Press

  • Insert memo book and pen... ta da!


I made a few more just for fun!


Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

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Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

This tuto is for personal use only. If you'd like to sell items made from it, please contact me. Have fun!

Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES


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6 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Bea! These notebooks are so wonderful! Great tutorial, too! I love the way you have used linen with lovely colours! x Teje

Janice said...

Cute covers and great tutorial! Thanks for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday!

Paula said...

Great tutorial Bea and lovely covers!

Aunt Marti said...

Oh, Bea, these are adorable! If I send you the dimensions of the memo pads I want to make covers for, will you write a tutorial? I hate figuring out dimensions (this is funny if you know I have a PhD in statistics!)

Sydney said...

Those are so cute! I like the hexagons. :)

patchworkdelights said...

Very cute and a great idea!

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