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Sewing Class

on May 11, 2013


Sewing Book Cover and Stationery HolderThis fabric cover makes a wonderful gift to give someone. You can either put a 6″ wide x 9″ high book in it with paper and pen; or you can fill it with homemade cards and stationery. I gave this gift to my grandmother who loved sending cards. Every year I would refill the Stationery Holder for her with birthday cards and all-occasion cards. You can click on this link for a webpage that has printable homemade cards and stationery

Cards and Stationery Lesson

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The instructions for the cover teaches basic sewing skills using a sewing machine and also hand sewing. The step by step instructions make it easy for a beginner to follow.

Skills taught:

  • How to sew a straight simple seam
  • How to put rick rack in a seam
  • How to make a pocket
  • How to sew a project inside out and turn it
  • How hand sew the padded hearts on the front of the cover
  • How to hand sew on buttons and velcro

Kits can be purchased below. Click here to read the instructions that come in the kit.
Book Cover Kit Instructions

Sewing a Book Cover or Stationery Holder

Lesson Plan and Instructions for the Book Cover and Stationery Holder

This homemaking lesson is written with step by step instructions for an individual who wants to learn basic sewing skills. This lesson plan is a great help for the Relief Society Enrichment Program in the LDS church, or any women’s group who want to learn basic sewing. It takes about 2 hours to complete the class.

The PDF file will include:

  • Suggestions where to buy items to teach the class and what to purchase
  • A check list to help prepare for the class
  • A sign up sheet to help you find people who have sewing machines
  • An electronic version of the handout that can be printed

Purchase the Lesson Plan $2.00 – You will download a PDF file

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Kit Includes:

Two pieces of cotton fabric for the inside and outside of cover
Fabric hearts
Needle punched cotton batting
3 buttons
Rick Rack
Hand sewing needle

Additional Items needed to complete the project:
Scissors, pins, ruler, thread, sewing machine, iron and ironing board or flat surface covered with a towel

$9.00 each kit

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If you live in Northern Utah and want to pick up the kits to avoid shipping, please phone in order: 801-879-2452

Customized Poster, Invitations and Sign up Sheet

With purchase of this file, Class instructors need to fill out the form below with the date, time, location of the class, and how much you want to charge for the class. The customized file will be sent by email (in PDF format) and will include the poster, invitations and sign up sheet. The instructor just needs to print the file, cut it out and assemble.

Posters are designed to be reused for other classes and activity advertisements. The designs are for a 17” x 23” Dry Erase Board or poster. The Dry Erase Board that is used for these posters was purchased at Michaels Craft. If you sign up on Michaels website to get their coupons by email, you can watch for a 40% or 50% off coupon to purchase the Dry Erase Board.

The brand of the Dry Erase Board is: Mega Brand; The Board Dudes Item # 50030. 17” x 23”

Click here for the Board Dudes Dry Erase Board Link

The invitations come 4 per page. All you will do is print them and cut them apart.

The Sign up sheet has the same information as the invites

After you purchase the PDF file it will be emailed to you


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Made this kit from start to finish in 1 hr 15 minutes. This is including time to press the materials and prepping the sewing machine I have not used in months. The hand sewing on the hearts take the longest for me, otherwise it is all smooth sailing. I would suggest to press all materials beforehand, trim the uneven edges and make sure to set up the sewing machine for a bigger stitch when stitching the folded part of the book cover. Perhaps using the attachment for quilting would be appropriate too because it gets a tiny bit bulky but nothing that would cause a problem. I think this would be a very nice kit to order for those who wants to make homemade gift but doesn't have a lot of time to do all the prep work of measuring and cutting materials (and finding them)

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