February 26, 2015

123 Book Bag / Book Cover with Handles






I had the great pleasure of being able to test the new 123 Book Bag from Imazzpatterns.  This fun pattern includes a chart for you to calculate the perfect sized pieces to assure the cover is the right size for any book you choose.  How fun would this be to give with a book for a special gift for a friend or family member?  Oh, and did I mention that the pattern is FREE on Craftsy.  You can find it here.

I had recently picked up a remnant piece of double sided prequilted fabric in black and white.  It was just the right size for this project.




















Because this fabric was prequilted, it already had a layer of batting in it which allowed me to forgo the interfacing and get a substantial cover.  I just love it!





I used it to cover a sketch book that I use to sketch ideas or draw bags I am making to decide on fabric placement.

This cover went together so easily and quickly.  Even a beginner can have great success with this professional looking cover.  The pattern also includes a pocket to put on the flap for bookmarkers or notes.

Don't forget to look at Imaz's  other patterns.  They are simplified patterns with great looks.  You can check them out here.  She also has this pattern posted on her Etsy site for a small charge to cover the cost of posting it.

I'll be making more of these and trying out some of her other patterns.  I'll share them here.

13 comments:

  1. thank you marilyn. i'm glad you love the pattern. it is a simple project that can be done in an hour or two. the chart will help making the process even easier. i love your book bag too - it looks very classy!

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    1. I had a lot of fun making it! Can't wait to make more. They will make perfect gifts. You are right. It was a quick project and the chart was great.

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  2. I love it Marilyn. It looks great in the quilted fabrics. I have made several similar type covers, but I really like the handles to carry it. Thanks for sharing the info and your lovely cover.

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    1. I had a lot of fun making this and I can't wait to make more.,

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  3. I'm off to take a look at her patterns.

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    1. Great, Kathy. I know you will love them.

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  4. I love books. Need to get this pattern. Your book bag turned out very sharp. Love the fabric you used.

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    1. Thanks, Judith. This goes together so nicely plus the chart she includes helps you calculate the size of the fabric for any size books.

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  5. That is really cool. I love books...forget this e-tablet reading thing...I want to turn pages, fold down the corner to mark my page and close the book and have the anticipation of "what's next?' when I open it again! I'll have to make one of these for my books! but...I also love journal/writing so...I guess I need two..one for books and one for writing! visiting from Show off Sat linky!
    Cheri
    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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    1. You'll love this one. You can make it to fit any size book.

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  6. It really looks like a bag! So beautiful. I'm going to have a look at this pattern at Crafsy. Thanks for sharing, Marilyn. :D

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