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It’s Monday so that means with the new Blogging schedule that it is time for a new DIY Tutorial. The DIY feature has moved from Tuesday to Monday, so every Monday I will be bringing you a brand new DIY idea to start off your week.
Today I am pleased to welcome back regular DIY contributor Anne-Marie from Posy Rosy . Anne-Marie in her words ‘Makes Beautiful Things for Special Occasions’ so is an expert when it comes to all things DIY.
Today Anne-Marie is showing us how to make this gorgeous Guest Book or Keep sake Book. It’s a relatively simple way to turn a normal notebook into a beautiful guest bok which can be co-ordinated with the rest of your wedding decoration.
STEP 1) Cut a piece of linen (or plain fabric) so that it will cover half of the front of the book and overlap the top and bottom edges by approx 3cm. Trim the lace you have chosen to fit over the panel, pin and stitch in place using small stitches amongst the lace on the front.
STEP 2) Cut the fabric you are using to wrap the book leaving a good 3cm border and wrap the book pinning in place. Don’t worry about being neat at this point this is just so you can position your lace strip in the correct place.
STEP 3) Place the plain fabric and lace panel on the front of the book, fold under the edges and pin. Remove the fabric from the book and stitch along each pinned edge to secure in place.
STEP 4) Stitch a length of edging lace ribbon over the right edge of the lace panel.
STEP 5) Take one end of your wide ribbon, fold the lace edging ribbon back and stitch in place. To neaten fold the lace edging ribbon back over the wide ribbon and stich down.
STEP 6) Unclip earing and stitch in place using the holes in the clip top and bottom to ensure it stays firmly in place. Once stitched close.
STEP 7) Take the other end of the wide ribbon, line up against the lace panel so that it is in line with the other end and stitch in place.
STEP 8) Fix double sided tape to a length of printed ribbon, remove backing and position over the left hand edge of the lace panel.
STEP 9) Place the fabric cover round the book (as in Step Two) and snip the fabric to the edge of the spine. Unpin and open up the fabric, fold over the snipped edges, place a strip of double sided tape to hold in place, remove the backing and press the spine of the book firmly on to the double sided tape.
STEP 10) Open up the book to the front and place strips of double sided tape along the top, bottom and left hand side of the inside book cover. Fold over the fabric and press into place folding the fabric at the corners as in the photo above to create a neat corner. Cut a piece of card slightly smaller than the book cover and fix in place using double sided tape or pva glue. Repeat this step on the back inside cover.