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Book Covers

Materials

1. Patterned Cardstock 2. Copy paper 3. Paper clips 4. Scissors 5. Ribbon/Elastic/Rick rack

Materials

Instructions

Steps
Step 1
Cut a piece of patterned card stock to 8½ x 11 inches. Count out 4 or 5 pages of 8½ x 11 inch copy paper and stack together. Fold the card stock and the copy paper in half.
Steps
Step 2
Place the folded copy paper inside the folded card stock. Use paper clips to hold the paper in place.
Steps
Step 3
Use a 9/14 needle to sew along the fold line through all the layers of paper. Remove the paper clips and fold in half. Open the book and cut a piece of elastic just a bit larger than the width of the book.
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Step 4
Overlap and sew the ends of the elastic together with a zig zag stitch. Place the elastic on the center of the book spine.
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Step 5
Sew the elastic in place. Close the book and wrap the elastic around the book to hold it closed. You can also add ribbon/ rick rack to the book by cutting a 20-inch piece, folding it in half and sewing it to the center of the spine of the book. Close the book and tie a bow to hold the book closed.

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