Easy Sew DIY Fabric Notebook Cover

Remember back in the day when we used to use sticky plastic and wallpaper to cover notebooks? Well, why not try making this easy sew DIY fabric notebook cover instead. The best thing about these is, they are reusable and can be popped in the wash. 

I have put together a quick three-minute video sharing how you can recreate this DIY fabric notebook cover for yourself.

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What you will need to create a DIY fabric notebook cover

Begin by measuring your notebook. Trace the measurements out on your fabric and add extra material for a seam allowance. As you will see in the video, I added extra width of the side flaps to create a sleeve for the notebook to slide inside. 

Use your iron to create a hem on the raw edges of the fabric. Before topstitching, fold the side panels of the material to create a sleeve, use pins to secure it in place. Pop the notebook inside to make sure it fits before topstitching. 

DIY Fabric book cover
DIY notebook cover, floral fabric.
How to make a fabric notebook cover

Pin before stitching your DIY fabric notebook cover

I always like to pin a project before stitching to see if the notebook will fit inside. I hate when I sew something before checking, and I have to unpick my project. 

Once you are happy after making adjustments to your project, bring it to your sewing machine and topstitch. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitch to secure the thread. 

DIY easy sew fabric notebook cover
Fabric notebook cover
Easy sew fabric notebook cover
Easy sew notebook cover

More easy sew projects!

If you are a sewing newbie and would like more easy-sew projects, check out my sewing playlist over on YouTube with over 30 videos. Watch an easy sew envelope cushion video, fabric hangers and more. 

Also, check out this post where I talk about common sewing machine problems and how you can fix them. 

Do let me know if you make a DIY fabric notebook cover, and you can tag me over on Instagram or comment below. Thanks for reading, Catherine. 



  1. Samantha (Sam) Turnbull
    February 4, 2024 / 3:02 am

    Hi Catherine!
    I have just watched your video. Although I have seen it many times now.
    But I was wondering can I use this note book cover for an Ipad.
    What I was thinking was keeping the existing protective cover but adding a more attractive material one.
    As I bought some really cute fabric last with a gift voucher I was given.

  2. daintydressdiaries
    May 26, 2021 / 4:09 pm

    Thanks so much for reading Alli x

  3. May 25, 2021 / 6:07 pm

    Such a great idea! I have so many books that are just sitting in a case and I’ve never thought to just wrap them. I love the idea of using cloth.

    Thanks for this tutorial! ❤️

    xo Alli | On the Trip Side

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