Monday, December 17, 2012

Rockin' Notebook Cover

Rock N Romance notebook cover
Need a last-minute handmade gift idea? I've got my notebook cover tutorial over on the Art Gallery blog today!

I'm using Art Gallery's fab Rock 'N Romance fabric line to make this girly-ish cover. It looks like there's a ribbon laced through the cover, doesn't it? Nope, it's all pieced, and super easy. Click on over to see how to make it.

 Rock N Romance notebook cover

And I know you want to win a fat quarter bundle of Rock 'N Romance, right? Just leave a comment on this post to win. Remember, you have to subscribe to Art Gallery's blog and follow them on your favorite social media platform in order to win. I'll pick a winner on Friday. Have a great week of wrapping up holiday shopping and making!

105 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

This is adorable Lee!! What a great idea

Katie B. said...

Thanks Lee! Very pretty.

Caitlin said...

I am not usually the first to comment. I follow art gallery on Pinterest. I have loved the items that have been made with this fabric. Love reading your blog.

Rachael Stensrud said...

Very cute!

Heidi Grohs said...

Oh my, Lee!! I thought it was woven through when I saw it last night (catching up on posts). Wow! Genius piecing, girl!!!!

Angela said...

super cute Lee!

Margaret said...

I love this fat quarter combination. Thanks for the chance to win it. I follow on email, pinterest and tweeter. I also tweeted about the giveaway

Calikisses said...

This is super cute. I love the pieced band. This looks super easy, perfect for a last minute gift. Thanks!

treadlemusic said...

So clever and a great idea! Looks far more complicated than it is....love that!! Thanks for sharing!

Kelsey said...

Adorable!! One day I'll get around to making one :) I

Amy said...

This is really cute! I think I might have to whip one up before Christmas.

Becky said...

Thank you so much! I'll be making one of these ASAP! Thanks for the give away too!

Patti said...

I did think it was ribbon! looks fantastic! I do subscribe to AGF blog in Reader and follow them on Facebook! Thanks for the lovely giveaway too!

Laurel09 said...

I really love this line of fabric. Your journal cover is great, too! I love the faux-ribbon!

craftytammie said...

i love how you pieced it to look woven! so cute!

Mary said...

Clever piecing! Great quick Christmas idea. I follow Art Gallery on Twitter and their blog is on my Reader.

memmens said...

Great tutorial - thanks for sharing. I'm a AGF follower.

Kim West said...

Very pretty! LOVE THE FABRIC!

Renee said...

Very cute, the fabric choice is fantastic! I follow AGF through my reader and on FB!

Joyce said...

Adorable! I subscribe and follow on FB! Thanks for the chance!

Amy said...

Great idea! Thanks!

Marcia W. said...

The pieced ribbon idea is wonderful as is your selection of fabrics!
I subscribe to the AGF email to follow the main blog, like AGF on FB (under family account), and follow AGF on Pinterest.

Sew Simple Life said...

That's cool! Love the "belt loops".

Nicole said...

A great project. Love the fabric!
I follow the Art Gallery blog on Google Reader, on Twitter and am a FB fan!
Thanks for the chance.

Nita said...

Well it's a good thing I already "like" and follow Art Gallery, then, eh? Love the bundle. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Margaret said...

This is awesome. I just picked fabric from my stash to make one tonight. Great stocking stuffer.

Patricia said...

I just love this it is totally awesome. I already "like" and follow Art Gallery, get their Tweets, and get emails when they post anything new.

Hitch and Thread said...

I love the faux ribbon. Thanks for sharing how its done. I already follow art gallery on Pinterest and their blog in my reader.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wonderful project - so clever!! I follow and subscribe and do all the stuff AGF need and want me to do - and I am happy to :)

pasqueflower said...

Awesome notebook cover. I follow AGF and Like AGF on FB.

Rhonda D. said...

I love this notebook/journal cover. This is one I will definitely have to make. I follow AGF through Facebook, Pineterest & by e-mail. I am a
follower of Freshly Pieced, too! Thanks for the chance to win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dawn said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :) I am a happy follower. Merry Christmas :)

Lucinda Fenske said...

I really love this cute notebook cover, Lee.

Connie said...

Beautiful fabrics and a neat tutorial! I follow AGF and like them also on FB.

pianomama said...

Wow! So ingenious....might have to run downstairs and make one:-)

pizzaeater said...

I love the notebook cover. I love anything that you can buy at a office supply store meaning the notebook but when you can decorate it, it's better!

shelly bowen said...

The notebook cover would be a great gift for my daughter. I now follow AGF. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. And the giveaway!

Tabatha said...

Lee, that is the most elegant notebook cover I've seen, absolutely lovely!

Tabatha from BendingPins.com

B Greene said...

I love your faux-threading!! Great idea and beautiful project. I follow AGF in all the required ways :-)

jeanne e. said...

love this journal cover...nice work! going to look at the tutorial now. :) i follow AGF blog on bloglovin.com.

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice finish with those lovely rocking fabrics! I'm just ssigning up to follow AGB via email.

Samantha said...

What an awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

Allison C said...

Great idea. Thanks for the tut!

Fran said...

Gorgeous notebook cover, such a clever design! I follow Art Gallery Fabrics by email subscription & on Twitter. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

Rockin' Notebook cover! Now this is so inspiring and what a great gift to make for kids too - handmade Diary's! I follow Art Gallery Fabrics too!

Jackie said...

I love how this looks like the tie is laced but it's not!

I follow Art Gallery's blog and follow them on PInterest.

giddy99 said...

I love this cover; thanks for the tute! I follow AGF's blog via GFC and Google Reader.

Rachelle said...

I think I might have to give that a go, looks fantastic. I follow AGF on my reader and social media

Deborah said...

A simple idea that looks fantastic! I follow AGF by email and follow them on Facebook (jdgunthorpe at yahoo dot co dot uk).

Barb said...

I definitely want to use this pattern as a last minute gift for my granddaughter, just need a notebook--I have lots of her favorite color, turquoise, in my stash! Thanks and happy holidays.

Judy B said...

Beautiful notebook cover! On my to-do list.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Anita said...

Love that fabric, works great as a cover! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Julie said...

I've been waiting for the tutorial on this! I did think it was laced - so happy it isn't. Love the Rock and Romance used for it. Would love to win a bundle of that. Merry Christmas!

Carolyn said...

What a great tutorial!

Lynne Tilley said...

Love this cover, very unique. I follow AGF on Pinterest and subscribe to their blog through my Google RSS feed.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Ashley Cunningham said...

That's adorable! I love it! I follow AGF on Blogger and Facebook!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love the look of the ribbon tie. I follow AGF blog on blogger and on facebook.

Carol said...

I follow. I also really like your tutorial - great looking cover!

Addibrae said...

I love that cover

Stella Berendsen said...

Love it, going to make one for a Xmas present for a friend. Also love the fabric.

Sandy D said...

What a great last minute gift and the fabrics and pattern make the cover.I follow on FB and subscribe to the newsletrter.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love this design for a notebook.

Mary said...

This is great! Thanks for the tut, also! I'm a follower.

Heidi Staples said...

I follow Art Gallery through Google Reader and Twitter. Lovely project!

grammas said...

What a fun project with the perfect fabric!

Deanie said...

Beautiful cover design and nice tutorial. deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

Kirsten said...

Such a lovely idea - beautiful fabrics!

Dina said...

Cute notebook cover. I do like the way it looks like you threaded a ribbon through it.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I love your notebook cover! The mock lacing is genius! Plus, covering a notebook with pretty, personalized fabrics is a great way to keep the notebook from being absorbed by the household if it "makes its way" around the house! (I follow AGF with an emailed newsletter.)

Jobs said...

Great idea!

Jobs said...

Great idea!

Nati said...

What a fantastic idea, thanks for the chance to win!

Karrie S said...

Perfect Christmas gift to me!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh so pretty! What a great idea :) And I abide by all the rules!

prettyladybaby said...

Very Nice! I hope I win! ;0)

Jess said...

Gorgeous Lee! I follow Pat and art gallery fabrics on Facebook and twitter.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the great tutorial & the giveaway. I'm an Art Gallery blog follower & also follow on Facebook.

Thearica said...

This would truly be the MOST fantastic Christmas presents of all! :)

Amy DeCesare said...

So innovative and downright pretty, to make it look like a ribbon that is laced through loops. Love it!

Elsa said...

Here from the Fat Quarter Gang ~ love this notebook cover! It's so simple, yet so pretty and can be used for any size notebook! Thanks so much for the tutorial ~ I'll be making a few!

Michele said...

It looks great== fun to make and terrific to own. Thanks!

Michelle Hudak said...

Love that fabric combo! What a clever project, it turned out great.

I'm an Art Gallery Fabrics email subscriber and I follow them on Facebook too.
shel704 at aol dot com

Beth said...

Great idea! It's so cute! I follow the AG blog and twitter.

Lori said...

This is so cute. I follow you and art gallery via FB

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

Great notebook cover!

diane said...

I subscribe to AG blog and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
This notebook cover is wonderful. Good luck with your pattern business. This one is really great

Gina said...

Love the notebook tutorial. I follow AG blog. Happy Holidays!

Apple Seeds said...

I lovelovelove the lacing look!! I know several teenage girls (daughter and nieces) who will be getting a covered journal for birthdays. :-)

Michelle McCray said...

Oh, I love the woven effect!! The fabric is wonderful, too!

Elizabeth said...

I love how it looks like the ribbon is woven!

Holli said...

I love Rock N Romance! What a great notebook cover - love the "ribbon"!! I subscribe to Art Gallery Fabrics blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a great cover and love the ribbon look. I'm a follower of Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

Awesome Notebook Cover tutorial!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That Art Gallery Fabric is awesome! I follow Art Gallery Fabric on Facebook.

Shar said...

I love this idea! I think I'm going to make some for Christmas!

Mary Burnette said...

Oh this is so pretty, great fabric choice. The tie looks like ribbon that you have threaded through loops, but we know that you took all the extra time actually sewing them.

Jess said...

What a great cover. Thanks!

Jess said...

What a great cover. Thanks!

Sarah_L_N said...

What a cute cover! I love the woven effect :)

Kristin said...

Great cover and thanks for the chance at the fat quarters. I follow on FB and on google reader.

Tracy Caldwell said...

Fabulous! Love this collection!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great cover! Thanks for the chance to win!

andri. said...

Nice!:) the bow looks pretty:)

Gina S. said...

Love this and love the fabric! I'm a follower

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