Advice 1: How to make a cover

The office supply stores offer us a huge selection of various covers for notebooks, books and notebooks. But, as a rule, these covers are made of polyethylene. They are practical, and perfectly protect books and notebooks from external influences, but sometimes you want something more sensual and elegant! In this case, you can make this cover with my hands. You will need some fabric, a sewing machine, scissors, imagination and patience.
How to make a cover
Instruction
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Pick up the cloth, they are where you will sew the cover. You can take for the front side one kind of fabric, and purl two. The fabric should not drag on, otherwise the work will not be too careful.
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With a ruler, measure a book or notebook, which are going to make the cover. Vykroyte two parts of the same size. One for front and one for padding. To correctly calculate the size, use the following formulas:
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The height of the rectangles equal to the height of books or notebooks + 2 cm for seam + 0.5 cm to fit. The length of the rectangles equal to twice the width of the books or notebooks + width of spine + width of two lapel + 0.7 cm on fit + 2 cm for the seam.
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The rectangles connect with each other, right sides in and secure with pins on the short sides. Seam, trim and iron.
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Now fold the rectangles wrong side together. Place a good smooth bends – they are seams. The width that you left when cutting on the fold, fold on the front side. Fasten with pins.
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Remove the lining to the left so that it is located over the pins. Now all the details of staple pins and the auxiliary pins clean. The same procedure repeat with all the corners of the future cover.
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Sew the cover along the long sides. On the bottom side leave holes to the cover you remove on the front side.
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Trim allowances, cut corners diagonally. Stitch the short side. They holes do not need to leave.
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Remove the cover on the front side and iron all the seams. Carefully, hand sew the hole you left for turning.
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If necessary, decorate the cover any decorative items, such as applique, embroidery, patterns on fabric, etc. After the completion can insert into the cover of a book, Notepad or notebook. The work is finished!

Advice 2 : How to make a book cover

From the design of a book cover depends largely on the demand for the book itself. The writer and publisher in this regard many questions arise. What information to put on the cover? As they submit to seeing the book, the reader decided to buy it and want to read?
How to make a book cover
Instruction
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There are General guidelines, useful when creating typographic layout of the cover and when you make a gift manuscripts of his works. First of all, certainly place on the cover the name of the book and name its author. The text on the cover and binding should be performed in large print. You can Supplement the cover also title and other data that could affect the choice of the reader. Keep in mind that the paper cover can accommodate much more data than on the cover, covered with cloth, leather or other materials.
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Will include the song on the cover of the pictorial elements, including appropriate ornament, emblem, symbols that are relevant to the subject of this publication and its contents. Such insertion must be not only artistic, but functional, carrying meaning.
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Use when making the cover image, which can cause the desired Association, and not just directly talking about the content. This is especially important for popular science, advocacy and outreach publications. For the artistic publication is essential the choice of the picture on the dust jacket, because it opens the entire composition, presented in the publication.
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Do not try to make the cover design and binding is extremely bright and conspicuous. For a potential reader who takes the book in your hands, has a value corresponding emotional mood. If the cover design perfectly and softly blends with the artistic features of the text and illustrations, this book will want to read.
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Pay attention to the design of the spine of the book. Choosing a book on a shelf or in a pile on the table, the reader sees is the root. Place on it the name of the publication and the name of the author. For multipart and serials enter on the counterfoil also the volume number, issue, and year of publication. To be attractive spine, decorated with ornaments, of course, without cluttering his excessive small details. This is especially important for serial publications, United by a common theme.
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Use in the design of the cover colors. Make the cover in several matching colors. Dynamic design requires contrasting colors, for a more relaxed design will suit not too sharp combinations.
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If technically possible, apply in the design of the cover embossed printing with variable relief of the binding cap. Especially well looks embossed on covers made of cloth or durable quality of paper. Homemade Deluxe edition, made in two or three copies, we can arrange cover from leather and trimmed in embossed.
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