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Monday, January 24, 2011

Jeans Book Cover For 3-ring Binder

Jeans Book Cover





Decorate a 3-ring binder or a composition notebook and use the pockets to hold your pens and pencils.

You need:
Old Jeans
Trim and Appliques
Gemstones
Gem Glue
Low Temp Glue Gun

Instructions:

Cut the legs off a pair of jeans. Cut open the front, cutting off the entire zipper. Turn jeans upside down. Place the binder on top and line up the top edge of your jeans with the top edge of the binder and the back seam with the center of the spine.




Trim both sides and the bottom of the jeans 1" bigger than the binder. Hot glue the top edge securely. Tack the other three sides with dabs of hot glue.


Turn the project over. Tuck in along the back seam to fit the jeans to the spine. glue in place.




Wrap sides and bottom of the jeans around the edges of the book. Glue in place.




Glue trim over raw edge. Decorate the outside with gems and appliques. Glue trim under belt loops and around top of book.












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