voir l'intérieur








Follow Me on Pinterest


Spilt Milk 

(mon blog photo)

pancartes Portfolio Tutorials papertoys Magic Sketchbook Free stuff Motifs de t'a moi Oizos! lapin!

« July calendar | Main | Caffeinated »

Sketchbook cover for the crafty artist.

It is possible to find cute sketchbook, but the paper is often so-so. Sketchbooks with extra nice paper are designed for serious people, preferably male, in unfavorite colors like brown or black. Unless one can import Italian sketchbooks (the only fancy pretty ones), one will be stuck with a black sketchbook. I find drawing pretty things in a black sketchbook  frustrating if not uninspiring. I used to glue fabric on my sketchbooks, but gluing light fabrics on black is a time consuming challenge! 

So I bought a very pretty and expensive Italian sketchbook from Fabriano, only to realize that the cover was so nice I wanted to protect it.

Going through my Japanese Craft books I was remembered that fabric book covers are quite fashionable. So I tried to design a simple but extra cute book cover for my sketchbooks, and added an elastic to make sure they won't open in my bag. This is my first attempt, it's very simple, but I made a tutorial anyway for those of you who want to give it a try!


En Français: un inch c'est 2,54 cm! Posez des questions dans les coms si vous ne comprenez pas, je repondrais avec plaisir.


EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (5)

haaaaaan... c'est beauuuu... ça donne envie de ressortir la Tagada!

J'ai du bol, j'ai une deuxieme table dans mon tout piti atelier, et Watashi no Mishin (私のミシン) est dessus a demeure ou presque^^, sinon je ne coudrais jamais!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterla trollette

voilà une belle mise en valeur de ton carnet de croquis qui fait envie !! Bravo !

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Beau ! C'est de l'imprimé maison, les pois sur fond rose ? C'est dur de trouver des pois qui ne soient pas ultra réguliers. Et je ne peux pas m'empêcher de me demander si le fond est digital ou si tu t'es lâchée chez Spoonflower ou autre :).

Heu non, c'est un vieux morceau de tissus Shumachertrouve dans un bac sur la Mission ^^ et le tissus du fond, a ton avis? C'est digital, mais je suis en train de me lacher chez spoon flower parceque je trouve qu'il marche bien^^

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdélie

tooooo adorable, as usual! i'm a total klutz at sewing but I will keep your ideas in mind for inspiration :)

I will do a sewing machine 101 someday soon with you, you need to learn, it's such a soothing craft, I'm sure you will love it!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertami

Can't wait! Although, I was traumatized as a teen when I was learning how to make simple shifts, and i doubt I'm as disciplined as you. :)

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertami

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Textile formatting is allowed.