Fabric Bound Book

Do you ever have a book that is starting to fall apart and you just don’t know how to fix it? I can’t say I know how to bind books (though I definitely want to learn), but I also have no clue where to take books to have their bindings fixed. One of the books I’m reading has a hard-back fabric binding that started to fall apart so I decided to fix it before it got too bad.

I used this cool sticky backed fabric that’s pretty easy to use. You can get it on Amazon or use regular cotton fabric and Mod Podge. I wrapped my fabric around my closed book to make sure it would have enough give, then cut the fabric about an inch larger on all sides.

With my book closed, I took the backing off my fabric and wrapped it around smoothly. Keeping it closed is very important for this step because if you put the fabric on when it’s open there is a chance you won’t be able to close it. While it was still closed, I trimmed the fabric around the center of the binding. This left the 1” fabric extra around 3 sides of each of the covers. I cut the corners out of the fabric and folded them carefully around the covers.

Now that I had it covered, I needed to put the title on the front so I used a permanent marker for simplicity. Like I said earlier, if you don’t have sticky backed fabric you can use cotton fabric and Mod Podge. It’ll take longer and be a little messier, but it would work! It’s not a perfect rebinding but it isn’t falling apart anymore and it looks super cute. 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.

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