Give books a new cover
Protect precious books and journals with a custom-made cover
A pretty way to recover a favourite book or journal is to use wrapping paper, a piece of wallpaper or an old map – perhaps of a favourite part of the country.
Lightweight wallpapers that bend easily are best.
Fabric can be sewn to create a slipcover. Follow the design of a book dustjacket and sew up the top and bottom flaps to enclose the covers. Sew on a button and a piece of elastic thread to close.
Journals covered in old maps and striped fabric by Patsy Pearce, from £10 each, The Sea Garden
Styling by Ben Kendrick. Assisted by Celia Stuart-Menteth. Photo: Catherine Gratwicke