Saturday, July 2, 2011

Make Your Own Fabric Notebook

I came across a fun way to dress up a plain notebook on pinterest and thought I would try my hand at it too... This is the image I found, and do you know how happy I was when I found out that you can use Heat-n-Bond to add the fabric!

Pinterest Inspiration


I had been eyeing some fun fabric, and since I don't sew...I didn't know what I would do with it. I wanted to try this project so I finally had a great excuse to buy some!

Start with your supplies : cotton fabric, Heat-n-Bond, composition notebook, iron, scissors and ribbon or other embelishments

Next, cut your fabric and Heat-n-Bond to the size of your notebook
It's okay to make it a bit larger, you can always trim the edges later

Now, iron your Heat-n-Bond to your fabric then remove the paper backing and iron onto your notebook

This is the point in the project where I show you how human I am...I goofed a little. I didn't know that the cover of the notebook would show through. Next time I'll Mod Podge some solid color card stock on the cover before I add the fabric.....

To solve this little problem...I used the same fabric and Heat-n-Bond method to add a canvas "label"...I then hand painted some details on the ribbon and since I will be using this as a family cook book, I added the caption, "family favorites"


I am pretty happy with the way it turned out and even made a mini one to match. I can't wait to bring it to our next family get together and let everyone write in their favorite family recipe....It will be a keepsake I'm sure I will cherish.

So...what do you think?? Do you think you will give this project a try? I would love to see what fun creations you come up with!

~ Carmella

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23 comments:

  1. Carmella,
    I love this notebook and it's mini me! Great gift idea, I love office supplies. I hope that I remember this, to try one day!
    Debbie

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  2. Very cute! I will def give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I will have to try this. I love that fabric and I may have some scraps left over because I used the same fabric. I never thought of heat and bond for this! Wow, very clever.

    I am following you now.
    ladeedacreations.com

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  4. Great idea! I love the cute pear fabric =D I am now following you too. Have a great 4th!
    XX
    ~Iffy~

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  5. CUTE!
    I didn't know you could use heatbond either!
    I've done the same thing, but with scrapbooking paper. The only thing I hated was the edge would tear.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Super Cute, this is a great way to personalize every ones notebooks and make them special for them. Love It

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  7. I love this - way easier and less messy than the mod podge and paper route (which was obviously the one I foolishly took... five times...)! : )

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  8. great idea! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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  9. i love this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. The notebook looks wonderful covered in fabric, a lovely way to personalise an otherwise bland item.

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  11. I really appreciate you linking up this wonderful post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop Carmella :)

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  12. Hello! You are in this week's Stay at Home Nation Spotlight. I can't wait to see what you link up this week @ My Favorite Things Friday Party =D
    Iffy

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  13. This is too cute!!! I shared it on the Glitter Facebook page today! Thank you for linking up!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-With-Glitter/111774958903316

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  14. I love this great idea. Your 'Family Favorites' notebook looks terrific!!!

    Dee

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  15. Love what you've done to the book cover, a great way to brighten it up and personalise it.

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  16. Very cute idea, Carmella! Heat and Bond is magic, isn't it?

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  17. THis is a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with my newbie party.

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  18. LOVE this idea! I'm into instant gratification - that's a nice quickie project to brighten up journaling!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the notebook! So cute! I tried last week with Modge Podge, made a mess! How did you do the edges all around the book????????
    Thanks, Jo Ann

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  20. Thanks for stopping by JoAnn! For the edges, I iron on the fabric with about a 1/2 inch over hang and then trim it with scissors...it worked pretty well for me and made for a nice clean edge!

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  21. I am adding heat bond to my Joann's shopping list! Love this cute pick me up project!

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  23. did you cover the front and back?

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