Look, that is two sewing projects in one week! :)
I am always buying notebooks. I love paper and I like having lists (for most everything!)! There is just something rewarding about being able to check off an item and seeing your list grow and shrink throughout the day. It makes me feel like I have actually accomplished something and it keeps me organized. My only issue is that notebooks have become sooo pricey! Seriously, I grabbed one up at Staples the other day and it was $18.99...and back on the shelf it went. It was cute...but come on, it is just a notebook!
During the summer the office supply stores had great back to school stock up sales and the kids and I managed to get a whole container full of composition books collected by going to the stores each week. I like the size of the composition books, but the covers are very much lacking in style! Typically I cover them in paper, but it takes some time so I thought why not make a fabric cover the books can slip in and out of...which leads to today's project! :)
This cover has fabric folded over on the inside of each end to form pockets so I can slip my composition books in and out! I used the Decadence Cotton collection from Samantha Walker for the fabric which matches with the CI Orchard Harvest paper collection by Samantha Walker! Since I had paper to match, I was able to sew on two paper pears, add in a clear button with coordinating papers under it, and added in matching paper to a clear barrel pen to have it all coordinate together! I love that this can be used over and over and that everything coordinates together!