Bookcover Wetland Gull Cattails
This bookcover is designed to stitch at anywhere from 12" wide to 20" or more, but to cover a standard composition book, make the cover wide enough to wrap around the book (measured when closed), plus 2-4" each side to be the flaps which you insert the covers into. Add 1/2" of height, to the book measurement.
I like to leave a bit of breathing room around the images, so if the book measurement is 18", sew the pattern so the main images are 16" wide.
Some of my designs have elements which are just background, designed to bleed the background around about 2" into the flap. In this case, make your block or boundary size 20" for a standard composition book.
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I find this pattern has just a bit too much open air at its sides when I want to use it as a pantograph/e2e pattern. I will redesign it, so look for Wetland Gull Cattails Panto instead, but not today.