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Book Sleeve Pattern

Discover the perfect blend of creativity and functionality with our exquisite Book Sleeve Sewing Pattern. This pattern is designed to protect your beloved books from wear and tear while adding a touch of style to your reading experience. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, our pattern allows you to create a custom-made book sleeve that reflects your unique personality and taste. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, our pattern provides step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, ensuring a seamless sewing experience. From selecting the fabric to adding decorative elements, this pattern allows you to unleash your creativity and create a one-of-a-kind book sleeve that will make heads turn. So, grab your sewing machine and get ready to embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship with our Book Sleeve Sewing Pattern.

Materials Needed
  • 2 Cotton Fat Quarter Squares - 18" x 22"
  • 1/4 yard cotton batting
  • 1/4 yard fusible interfacing
  • Thread

Step 1

Cut out fabric for the size book sleeve you are most interested in. Use the chart below to help determine what size and the size of sleeve pieces you need to cut.

The pocket is optional. You can make the book sleeve without the pocket on the front.

Book Sleeve Dimensions and Cutting Chart

Type of Book


Book Sleeve (l x w)

Pocket (l x w)

Kindle size, small paperback


9” x 7.5”

Cut 2 main fabric

Cut 2 lining fabric

Cut 2 batting

6.5” x 7.5”

Cut 1 fabric

Cut 1 fusible interfacing

Tradition Paperback


11” x 9”

Cut 2 main fabric

Cut 2 lining fabric

Cut 2 batting

8” x 9”

Cut 1 fabric

Cut 1 fusible interfacing



12” x 10”

Cut 2 main fabric

Cut 2 lining fabric

Cut 2 batting

9” x 10”

Cut 1 fabric

Cut 1 fusible interfacing

Step 2

For optional pocket.

Take the pocket piece and press fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. Press the top raw edge down 1/4". Turn and press it another 1/4".

Stitch across the pressed edge of the pocket.

Step 3

Place the pocket over the top of the main fabric with right sides facing up. You can place a basting stitch along the outside of the pocket to keep it in place.

Step 4

Place the two main pieces with right sides together. Stitch from the top corner down the side, across the bottom and up the other side. Leaving the top of the book sleeve open.

Step 5

Place the two lining pieces with right sides together. Sandwich the lining pieces between two pieces of batting. You should have four layers total.

Mark a 2" opening at the bottom of the "sandwich". Stitch around the book sleeve lining and batting. Leaving the top open and the 2" marking at the bottom open.

Step 6

Turn the main book sleeve right side out. Stuff the main piece into the lining and match the top raw edges. Pin in place.

Step 7

Stitch around the top of the book sleeve pattern. Press.

Step 8

Turn the book sleeve right side out through the opening at the base of the lining.

Step 9

Stitch the opening of the lining closed and tuck the lining inside of the book sleeve. Press book sleeve.


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