Felt is a great material for making different craft experiments starting from the simplest pattern to moderately difficult projects. A felt book cover is definitely a suitable project for beginners.
Glimpse of the Result:
Start by cutting out a piece of thin felt (or alternatively velvet cloth) as per the size of the book you would like to cover.
Now cut two rectangular strips for the the inside sockets.
This is an optional step where you can add a contrasting color to the inside socket strips.
Stitch the inside socket strips to the felt base cloth.
Make uniform stitches along the edges across.
Now for the embellishments… You can make velvet flowers or any other design you please in a suitable color. The tutorial for making the flowers shown below can be found here.
You can add leaves, stem, creepers or any other design as you please. The thread used for sewing can be in contrast colors to make the stitches visible.
More flowers and leaves…more color.
If you really can’t keep your hands off rhinestones, then go ahead.. I couldn’t resist from placing my initial. Use a suitable fabric glue.
Your books would sure be happy with these soft and comfortable felt covers.