Nearly every school that hands out books to kids requires a cover for those books. It’s easy to understand why they take a beating and need to last for years to come. Book covers have come a long, long way from paper grocery bags, although you can still make those too. There are great tutorials all over the internet on how to do it, here are some of the best.
- The Daring Book for Girls will show you how to make that old-school, paper bag book cover. Still fun, and totally customizable.
- Duct tape, what can’t it do? Instructables has the deets on how to make a book cover out of one, I know, awesome.
- Have fabric but don’t want to sew? Janne in Osaka will show you how to fold fabric to fit around a book.
- Craftzine will tell you how to make a simple sewn book cover. This one takes minimal skills with a machine, so it would be a great project for a beginning seamster.
- Have some fabric scraps? Sew, Mama, Sew! can make a book cover out of those, so can you!
- Need the book to travel? Awesome. Thrifty Fun says it’ll take about an hour to sew this one with handles. Handles!
- Want to keep the book closed? Morning Coffee gives you a tutorial on how to put a button flap on your book cover.
- If you’ve got serious scraps, and advanced sewing skills, Make-it-Do will show you how to make truly lovely book covers.
So, there you have it, a big bunch of book covers, for every skill and every style. Go forth and protect books! After all, they can tell you anything you want to know.