I used to love to sew. I won't pretend that I am very good but I've always loved it. I haven't used my old Singer much in the last few years though. I couldn't resist a tutorial I saw on a blog recently, I had to give it a try.
Michael Creations made a fabric cover for a notebook or any book really. I used one of those black and white composition notebooks, which is what she used in the tutorial as well. She explains how to do the measurements for other size books. Mine may not be as good as hers, especially since I seem to have a problem with sewing in a straight line but I had fun. I think now that I did the first one I'll do a few more to give as gifts. Of course I'll choose other fabrics and maybe decorate them a little more.
Any way, this is the one I made. I've had this fabric sitting around for ages and finally used it for something.
This is the inside. The lining fabric is actually blue but it looks black in the picture. I guess that's what happens when you take pictures in the house at night.