DIY Fabric Notepad Cover

    Posted by  ·  December 11, 2008

    I have been working on fabric covers for steno pads for my children’s teachers.

    They can be made totally reversible. They have a handy spot on the cover for a pen or pencil and an elastic closure.

    I think these would make great little gifts when you just need a little something.  They are quick and easy!  If you would like a pattern for these I have a PDF you may download for $1.99.

    It is an immediate download so you can have your pattern and be sewing right away! Yes, you could figure out how to make these, but if you don’t want to waste the time figuring out all of the measurements simply download three pages of detailed instructions. If you are interested visit the shop!

    ****3/8 yard each  of two different fabrics will make four covers

    ****You can find steno pads at Wal-Mart for just under a $1.00

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    1. Joan Hobbs
      Sunday, January 11th, 2015
      Where can I purchase steno notebook covers?
      • Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
        Most big box and office supply stores have them. Hope this helps Joan.
    2. Mary Walling
      Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
      I think the corn is adorable as well as the other patterns, but the corn really popped out to me. (No pun intended).
    3. Holly
      Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
      Looks like your shop is empty - any chance you'll put this back in the shop?
    4. Saturday, September 11th, 2010
      Love is idea! Great little gift ideas!
    5. Michelle
      Friday, August 20th, 2010
      I don't sew but would love to buy some of these from you. Is that possible??
    6. Thursday, January 28th, 2010
      I love these!
    7. Friday, November 20th, 2009
      I love this idea and put a link in my blog today for it!
    8. Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
      I love this and am about to head over and download. Quick question for you... where do you have your fabric labels made? I've been looking for a good source after giving up on trying to make them myself.
    9. Friday, July 17th, 2009
      I am really enjoying going through your site. I perform shows for children and recently put some of my cable TV episodes on my new blog. Would love to hear your thoughts on my site. It is very new and I am sure that am I making many beginner mistakes. If you have any time, any comments, any mistakes that I can skip over, please contact me.
    10. Thursday, December 25th, 2008
      Just finished my 1st one (Christmas Eve). It was so fast and easy. Your directions are awesome!! Thank you so much for this great pattern!
    11. Saturday, December 13th, 2008
      As a former art teacher, I would have LOVED to have one of these for my lesson plan book. So CUTE!!
    12. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      Those are absolutely perfect. Love it! I just wish I could sew.
    13. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      i am not that artsy and crafty but i loveeee what you do. These are just super beautiful! aah....i wish i cud sew!!!
    14. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      Those are so cute!
    15. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      what perfect timing! I'm doing an altered book for my cousin (turning it into a cookbook) and couldn't think of a good way to do a paper cover without messy mod podge... I didn't even think of fabric! Thanks for the inspiration. :)
    16. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      These are too cute! I've been trying to think of a teacher gift idea!!
    17. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      These are really nice. Thanks so much for the great idea!
    18. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      Great idea, they are perfect for teachers gifts or any preteen as well!
    19. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      Great idea. Yay! Just downloaded mine. Thanks for offering - you should offer more of your ideas as patterns for sale. You are always so generous with your projects, it is time you made a little cash on them.
    20. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      love this, my daughter and I are going to make up something like this for some of her friends.
    21. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      Those are beautiful!!!
    22. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      I love this! what a great, cute idea. I always have a note pad laying around to write myself notes and such. Now I can decorate it and it will be much more appealing to look at. Hopefully it will inspire creativity!!!
    23. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      These would be PERFECT for keeping my kids quiet in church. (We have notebooks already, but they're always a mess!) Thanks so much for making the download so reasonable . . . I'll be buying it in a few (after the dinner and bedtime fray is done).

    24. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      I'm on my way to the shop -- I've been looking for a good teacher gift!
    25. Friday, December 12th, 2008
      Woohoo! I've tried to work this out on my own and it was a mess and used up too much fabric. So I bought it right away because I simply NEED some fabric notepad covers. :)