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Quilted Notebook Cover

I am delighted to join Radiant Home Studio 2 year blog celebration. Sara has  an inspiring sewing blog… Plus beautiful photographs (good photographs on a blog are always a great plus).

Quilted Sketch book cover - made from former shirts

Today I am sharing with you one of her tutorials ” Quilted Sketchbook Cover”. As an avid fan of upcycling I naturally turned to my fabric cupboards for inspiration. I thought it would be fun to sew it up from old shirts. The thought being this may make an ideal gift for a man.

The tutorial is presented clearly, with good written instructions as well as clear photographs – I do like good photographs to help me see the next step 🙂

Quilting with former shirts

Before I started I sprayed the shirts with starch in an attempt to cut out accurately the triangles. This did help prevent the fabric slipping however it did not help my sewing skills!! As you can see my accuracy is somewhat ascue, but I did try!!!

Quilted triangles for sketchbook cover

The question remains is it a suitable gift for a man?

Quilted notebook cover

Check out fellow bloggers taking part in the blog tour:

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th
Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs

Tuesday, Dec. 1st
A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After || Call Ajaire

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations

Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama

Friday, Dec. 4th
Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara

Saturday, Dec. 5th
Lulu and Celeste || Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama



Plus Sara is holding a rare sale for her patterns, do check them out – she has some very stylish bags:)

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highland monkeys

Saturday 5th of December 2015

Brilliant idea to use up small scraps of fabric. I think it looks fine for a male or female.


Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

I love that used old shirts! I never would have thought to do that, but the notebook cover looks great! Thanks for participating in the blog tour!

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