Monday, August 23, 2010

Fabric covered notebooks

Next week, I have three kids heading to school. I've spent the past few weeks trying to hunt down school supplies for them. I'm finding that teachers are getting quite particular about what brand (Ticeronda pencils, Flair pens, Crayola colored pencils) items kids bring in, and the lists are now including things like dry erase markers and chlorox wipes. Who knew I had to stock up on the teacher and the janitors supplies!
One thing in all my years of school that I never used was a composition notebook. I don't know how I made it through without one! Each of my older kids have at least 4 on their school lists. I sort of got in the habit of buying them when I saw them on sale and ended up with quite a stack.

I went through my scrap bin and thought I would make covers for a few of them.

This one was some fabric that I used when I made an apron. And the tie around? Well, that's from some linen curtains from Ikea.


This one I made with a ruffle and a button to hold it closed. I think it turned out really cute using coordinating material that I had on hand.

Now I can have my very own composition notebook. But what do I write in it?!



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14 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love what you did with these! They turned out great. I had to make myself NOT buy comp books this year because I have stocked up on enough in the past. I love them for travel journals or just journal journals, or just keeping around to jot down things I need to remember. They're smaller than spiral notebooks so they fit in the side pocket of my handbag. And of course they're so much fun to decorate!

Heather said...

Ha ha!! Keep a handwritten journal? Unthinkable. Actually though I'm the same way, I love notebooks and you did an amazing job with them! I don't have much to write in one either...all my stuff is in my blog.

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Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Love them!! I have been trying to make some covers - but they didn't turn out anywhere as cute as yours!!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Way stinkin' cute!! My mom use to make book covers for me cause those paper ones never lasted.

malia said...

super duper cute! i'm going to try this. i'm your newest follower (-:
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Jennifer Juniper said...

My girlfriend stocked up on 25 cent comp books this year! These covers really dress them up :)

famr_4evr said...

I love these! I think they will work great for older kids (namely teenagers). Thanks for sharing.

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Karen said...

Such a cute idea! I love the fabric one with ruffles! Saw you on somewhat simple! Would love you to stop by if you get the chance:
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Deanne said...

Very pretty- love the pink and green, great present idea

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So cute and so clever! Love the Ikea closure, it looks elegant.

Sachiko said...

I love the fabric you chose! Thank you for sharing!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Super cute! My 11 year old would love one. Wonder if I can find some zebra fabric?

Sabrina said...

I recognized the Ikea tie-back right away, because I just hung those curtains this week!! I didn't use the tie-backs as they were intended, but I stashed them away thinking "these will come it handy for something". Well you beat me to the something and you found a perfect solution!!! How cute and fun!!!