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4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat:  9am - 3pm
Sun:  Closed
We will be closed for
the following Holidays:
New Years, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Book Covers 101: Decorative stitches on fabric

Create your own decorative stitch notebooks with the decorative stitches on your own sewing machine.

Learn to sew straight lines, use decorative threads, have your decorative stitches form correctly and how to make a cover fit like a glove for ANY journal.


  • Sewing machine in good working order with foot control & power cord
  • Accessories that came with your machine
  • 80/12 or 90/14 microtex needle
  • 80/12 metallic needle if using metallic thread
  • Variety of 30, 40 & 50 weight threads of your choosing (cotton, rayon, polyester, metallic):  Sample was made with 40 weight rayon threads
  • Bobbin fill for bobbins (60 weight cotton or polyester)
  • thread snips
  • Fat quarter of fabric for the outside of the book cover
  • Fat quarter of fabric for the inside of the book cover
  • Fat quarter of fabric for the inside flaps - this will get quilted
  • 8" x 10" hard-cover Journal provided
  • Rotary cutter & ruler (mats are available in the classroom)
  • Iron & Pressing mat are available in the classroom
  • Best press (your favorite scent) highly recommended
  • Wool pressing mat highly recommended
  • Thread snips

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic sewing ability on your machine
Materials Included: 8 x 10 Hardback journal provided
Requirements: Advanced signup required
Instructor: Melissa Mangan
Hardback Journal and instructions will be provided

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.