Foil Monogram Notebook
Learn how to decorate a notebook and turn a generic item into a one-of-kind gift. This Foil Monogram Notebook is a fun and personalized way to show how much you care. The foil is a shiny and eye-catching way to make the cover stand out. Write a nice note inside the front cover and leave the rest of the pages blank so the recipients can make the notebook their own. In addition to including a monogram, you can use pretty colors and detailed graphics to help the cover come to life.
Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts
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- Composition notebook
- iCraft Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive
- iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets, color of choice
- HeatnBond Non-Woven Craft Fusible Extra Firm Interfacing, 22” X 10-1/2”
- Cotton fabric, 22” X 10-1/2”
- Coordinating thread
- Tools: sewing machine, iron, straight pins, skewer, monogram pattern of choice
- Fuse interfacing to wrong side of fabric. With interfacing face up, fold short fabric ends in 1/2”, press and top stitch to secure.
- Fold fabric in half, wrong side out, around notebook. Fold short ends around notebook covers, front and back, to create snug-fitting flaps. Pin folds in place and remove notebook.
- Open fabric cover and sew generous 1/4” seam along each long edge, sewing through folded flaps to secure. Clip corners for turning, being careful not to cut through stitch line. Turn cover right side out; square up corners using skewer or similar tool.
- Fold and press raw edges of fabric to inside along stitch lines. Top stitch raw long edges between flaps to finish cover; do not stitch through flaps.
- Place Hot Melt Adhesive Sheet over monogram pattern and trace with pencil.
- Cut out letter and position on front of notebook cover.
- Cover letter with pressing cloth or parchment paper; fuse adhesive to fabric. Let cool completely; peel away paper liner.
- Cut piece of Deco Foil slightly larger than letter and place over letter, color side up.
- Cover foil with pressing cloth or parchment paper and iron as directed. Let cool completely; peel away foil sheet. Replace notebook inside cover.
Note: Follow manufacturer’s directions throughout.
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