Book Cover "Love" with Swarovski Crystal

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STEP 1

Cut 2 pieces (23 x 34 cm) of 0.5 mm cardboard and 2 pieces (33.5 x 21 cm) of 0.3 mm cardboard.
STEP 2

Take the 0.3 mm cardboard, score with cutter after 2.2 cm in from edge--do not cut all the way through. Punch 2 holes with punching pliers (see illustration). Repeat step with 2nd 0.3 mm cardboard piece.
STEP 3

Cut 2 pieces (23 x 34 cm) of Dacron.
STEP 4

Cut 2 pieces (44 x 33 cm) from the satin fabric.
STEP 5

Put the layers together--start with 1 piece of satin (wrong side up)--then 1 piece of Dacron and then one piece of 0.5 mm thick cardboard.
STEP 6

Bend the fabric over cardboard as you see in illustration and fix it with some tape.
STEP 7

Affix the corners with some tape and fold the fabric above cardboard as you see in illustration.
STEP 8

Fold and tape the last two sides. Repeat steps 5 - 8 to get the second cover of book.
STEP 9


Thread sewing needle with sewing silk and sew lines as you see in illustration (threads will be removed later on).
STEP 10

Cut 70 cm of nylon thread and sew on inside of cover well with backstitches. Punch a hole with pin where the first two sewing silk threads cross.
STEP 11


Stitch with needle and nylon thread to front side of cover and slide on first Swarovski crystal Bead and stitch to back side. Stitch to front side again and go a 2nd time through the Bead. Repeat step 19 times with other Swarovski crystal Beads and Fancy Stone Settings in the order that you see in the illustration.
STEP 12



Attach double-sided sticky tape onto 0.3 mm cardboard and glue it onto back side of cover as you see in illustration. Then repeat this step for 2nd cover (which you made in step 8). Slide the satin ribbon through the holes of 1st cardboard (see illustration).
STEP 13


Punch holes into the sheets of paper as you see in illustration and thread satin ribbon through the holes. Slide satin ribbon through holes of second cardboard. Tie a bow and cut off excess with scissors.

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