Patterns, Sewing

Chalk & Paint Notebook Covers

A couple of weeks ago, Caroline sent me some of her new Chalk & Paint fabrics to sew with. I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them!

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

My girls are drawn to Caroline’s fun fabric designs. The Happy Home fabrics I chose for the zipper pouches we made with my daughter’s friends were a big hit, so I knew they would love these too. And I’ve been working on this new pattern, a notebook cover, for a couple of months. One of my test versions was claimed by my paper and pencil loving boy, so the girls have been patiently waiting for their own.

I think the Chalk & Paint fabrics are the perfect match for this creative project. They have really sweet, Spring-y colors and a fun handmade look. My personal favorite is the large scale floral print. The handwritten words are also fun for a project like this, plus the messages echo and encourage the creative thinking I like to use to inspire my children.

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

The notebook cover pattern will be available in 2 sizes. The larger size fits a composition notebook and the smaller size fits a moleskin notebook or sketchbook. I added lots of pockets on the inside for all of their little things, and added a strap with a stylish snap closure. I’ll be sending it out for testing next week, so hopefully it will be finished and my shop soon!

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

You can find more information about the fabric at Art Gallery Fabrics, you should also check out Caroline’s blog tour featuring these fabric designs for more inspiration!

I’m also linked up at Sew Can She!

Chalk and Paint Notebook Cover | Radiant Home Studio

16 thoughts on “Chalk & Paint Notebook Covers

  1. Krista says:

    I love this project! The fabric line is beautiful and has such a sweet tone to it–and pairing that with the functionality and details of the notebook cover inspires me to make some. This would make a great gift for anyone.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thank you Krista! It is very a very sweet fabric line.

  2. Carol Plaster says:

    I’ve been waiting to see what those close-up photos were a part of! Can’t wait to try this pattern 🙂

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Let me know when you get your sewing stuff set up again and I’ll send you one!

  3. Lydia says:

    How pretty! That’s exciting that you will be adding this pattern to your shop.

  4. Melissa says:

    These are beautiful and remind me that I should start making some covers for my little writer in the making. She would love this for her special journals.

  5. Marsha Law says:

    I’m nuts for anything that involves books, and these are so inspiring. I love them! I really, really do!

  6. So cute! The extra details like the corners and hand stitching really make it special! Visiting from SewSheCan.

  7. So cute! The fabric choices are superb. Great project that would make a nice gift for anyone.

  8. Daryl says:

    I would love to test this notebook covers for you Sara, if you haven’t already sent it out to testers yet. I have made other notebook covers in the past and just love making and using them. Love the look of this one!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Daryl, I still have you on my list 🙂 I have the tester e-mail drafted. I’m just trying to decide on dates as we have family in town in a couple of weeks. I’ll be sending it out in the next couple of days though. Thanks!

  9. Annette says:

    These are so cute and so very functional. The number of times I have to search for the right composition note book, for a meeting here and there, now I can fabric code them… And add an embroidered logo to the front…

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks! My kids always get their composition notebooks confused too. This helps a lot!

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