Do you remember earlier this summer when I made this journal cover for a friend?:
Well, she asked me if I’d be interested in making a cover for her daughter’s bible. I was excited to give that a whirl. I talked to her daughter about the cover a week ago and she said she liked the colors pink/blue/orange. As far as patterns she liked polka dots and chevrons.
So, I started going through my fabrics and I ended up with a little collection of Art Gallery Oval Elements Fabrics, another Art Gallery print, and two prints from Madrona Road. And I decided to go with a chevron pattern.
Did you know you could make a pretty slick chevron pattern using strips of fabric? You will need pairs of strips in about a 2:1 ratio. For example, my strips were cut at 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″. This ratio can vary depending on how much zig you want in your zag. =)
After sewing together the strips, cut them into squares. My strips were 2 1/2″ x about 22 1/2″ long. I cut 2 1/2″ squares from my strips.
And then, it’s just a matter of sewing them together. You’ll sew them together on point so you will also need either setting triangles or squares to fill in your sides. I opted to use 2 1/2″ white square since I knew I was gonna be trimming it up.
And then I trimmed it up to the size I needed and turned it into a Bible cover.
This is the cover on my Chloe’s bible which is almost the same size as I needed.
I think my favorite part of the cover is this cute little heart on the front.
Of course, now Chloe & Elonie want covers of their own. They were having a grand time yesterday picking out fabrics for their covers. Chloe even said, “It might be kinda nice having a mom who can make stuff.” What a compliment! =p
I think it turned out quite cute! =)