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Upcycled Fabric Book Cover

Not ready to say goodbye to that old, tattered t-shirt? Make an Upcycled Fabric Book Cover from Candace Jedrowicz and watch that old fabric come to life. No sew craft projects are perfect for anyone that loves easy fabric projects. No need to buy a book cover with this craft.

Upcycled Fabric Book Cover


  • An article of clothing – t-shirt, pajama top or bottoms, etc.
  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue
  • Composition notebook
  • Scissors
  • Iron set to appropriate heat setting for the fabric



  1. This will work with any kind of book,you’ll just need to measure it. Open the book flat, measure the width and the height of the open book.
  2. Your fabric will need to be twice the length of the open book and two inches taller than the height.

    Upcycled Fabric Book Cover
  3. Fold and iron a hem on the long sides that is 1/4″ from the top and bottom of the book.
  4. After ironing, lay the book on the folded fabric to check for for fit.
  5. Glue the hems in place.

    Upcycled Fabric Book Cover
  6. Lay the spine of the book in the middle and open it. Fold the length of the fabric over both ends to measure the pocket s for the cover to slip into.
  7. The pockets will be slightly more than half way across the inside of the cover.
  8. Fold over a small hem on the ends and glue in place.

    Upcycled Fabric Book Cover
  9. To secure the pockets, run a narrow bead of glue at the outer edges of the fold.
  10. Allow to dry.

    Upcycled Fabric Book Cover
  11. Slide one side of the cover at a time into the pockets.

    Upcycled Fabric Book Cover

For a comprehensive video tutorial, check out How to Make a Back to School Fabric Book Cover.


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