Velvet Cover Chubby Book Kit

With this kit, you’ll make a lovely “chubby” book with a beautiful blue cut velvet cover. Why “chubby?” Because it has lots and lots of text sections! The finished book is a fantastic size, small but thick.

You can choose blank pages or printed book sheets for the novel “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The kit is challenging and fun. You’ll make a cased-in book and along the way you’ll learn:

  • How to turn velvet into “book cloth” by backing it with paper
  • How to create a cushioned, plush feel to the cover by putting batting behind the velvet
  • How to sew the “codex stitch”
  • How to round, back, and case in a book
  • How to use “made” headbands

This book has 18 sections so it’s a good candidate for sewing on a sewing frame. If you don’t have a sewing frame, there are many ways to create a make-shift frame or you can sew the book on the table in front of you, without a frame.

Finished Size: 5.75″ X 4.25″


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Included In Kit

  • Plush velvet
  • Batting
  • Backing paper
  • 2 pieces of book board
  • Thread
  • Pre-printed or blank text pages
  • Mull
  • Endband
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock end papers
  • Sewing jig
  • Step by step instructions

You Will Also Need

  • Binding Needle
  • Awl
  • Beeswax
  • Hole Punching Cradle (or your favorite hole punching set-up)
  • Steel Rules, Ruler or Spring Dividers
  • Bone Folder or Teflon Folding Rib
  • PVA or other adhesive
  • Glue Brush
  • Scratch Paper
  • Scissors
  • Wax Paper
  • Cutter / Mat
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Book Press or Other Weight
  • Though optional, this book is sewn most efficiently on a sewing frame. There are many make-shift designs on the Internet.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Choose contents and cover color

Blue cut velvet cover, blank pages, Blue cut velvet cover, The Secret Garden, Beige cut velvet cover, blank pages, Beige cut velvet cover, The Secret Garden


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