Patchwork book cover

It is no secret that in every house there is some amount of unnecessary scraps of matter to anyone, in other words, flaps. This master class will illustrate one of the many options for the use of such remnants of fabric - making a cover for a book using the patchwork technique (patchwork). To make the most similar cover for the book will not be difficult, and for one and make a beautiful thing with your own hands.  Book cover made in patchwork technique
For work, you need to prepare: • trimming matter; • scissors; • pencil; • ruler; • • paper; • lace; • • needle with threads ( if possible, a sewing machine). 1. The first step is to choose a book for which the cover will be made. Having defined the book, you can proceed to the process of making the scheme. On a sheet of paper with a pencil and ruler should draw a rectangle, the dimensions of which will correspond to the size of the turn of the book. After that, you need to retreat from the side of the rectangle by 3-5 cm (in the future, this increase will make "pockets" into which the book will be inserted).
>img src="" alt="Patchwork book cover for the book" title="Patchwork book cover"> 2. On a marked sheet of paper should be placed patches of fabric, forming from them the intended pattern. It is necessary to take into account seam allowances (at least 5 mm). In the photo below you can see the possible arrangement of the pieces of matter.
 Cover for the book, made in the technique of patchwork
3. After the pattern is selected, you need to prepare the flaps for assembly (give them the necessary shape, iron, etc.).
Cover for the book, made in the technique of patchwork
4. Since the smallest details are concentrated on one square flap, the web assembly should be started with the connection of the corresponding parts.In this case, the work is done on the principle of appliqué, that is, small flaps are sewn onto a single piece of cloth. Accordingly, to fix small details it is better to choose decorative seams.  Book cover made in patchwork technique
5. After completing the main drawing, you can start joining the remaining parts together.
 Book cover made using patchwork technique
 Book cover made in patchwork technique
6. The second half of the cover can be done by analogy with the first. However, in this case, it will be made of two patches, which, according to the texture and color scheme, correspond to the material used in the production of the front cover.
Book cover made in patchwork technique
7.You need to connect the details of the second half of the cover, and then connect it with the front part. After both halves are sewn, you should form the "pockets" of the cover. To do this, you need to tuck the edge of the cover inward by 3-5 cm (depending on what kind of increase was made) and stitch it on the top and bottom. These steps must be repeated for the second edge.
 Book cover made in patchwork technique
8. To complete the cover, you should process its lower and upper edges. For this purpose, it is necessary to sew a band on them (in the master class a narrow satin ribbon folded in half is used).
Book cover , made in the patchwork technique