New Notebook Cover

I thought I’d make myself a felt cover for a ring binder notebook I’ve started using for notes about batts, fibre packs and etsy listings. I made a piece of felt a few weeks ago from merino and embellishment fibre blends. I used lots of different fibres: Milk Protein fibre, Hemp, Flax, Ramie, Banana, Bamboo top and fibre; Viscose top and fibre, Trilobal nylon, Acrylic laps, Plastic fibre and Egyptian cotton. This is the whole piece after felting:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI recently made another notebook and made the straps to go through the Delrin clips from felt, and it looked really nice, so I thought I’d do the same for this one. This is the front:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt took hours to sew (at least 9 episodes of Hawaii Five – 0!) because I machine stitched the straps into place on the back (with my hand operated Singer), and then hand sewed everything else and finished off the edges with blanket stitch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI left the natural felt edge for the front inside flap.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI cut the back flap to size and used the offcuts for the straps.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t often spend so much time on something for myself, but I’m glad I did, I really like it πŸ™‚

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10 Responses to New Notebook Cover

  1. Lyn says:

    Hawii Five-0 ? That brought back happy memories. As you sat stitching your book cover, were you waiting for the immortal phrase ” Book ’em Danno” .

    It’s a stunning piece of felt – the closer I looked at it the more I appreciated it – and it’s made your file so apt for purpose.

  2. I looks great Zed. I like the way you did the strap. That’s funny Zed you are watching Hawaii 5-O and I am watching Mid Summer Murders.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Ann πŸ™‚
      I haven’t seen that series, but I have heard of it, maybe I’ll watch that next.

  3. Marilyn Nelson says:

    It is stunning. A gorgeous fiber stew perfect for your fiber notes. I’m glad you made something so nice for yourself.

  4. Maybe more efforts, but the results are beautiful and you are worth it! πŸ™‚

  5. ruthlane says:

    Love the subtle effects you get with the mix of different fibers. It’s beautiful!

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