Hi, I wanted to make my prized Chibi Vampire manga books well protected. Well after much thinking I thought of an answer, why not build a case? After searching Instructables, I did not find a Instructable to suit my needs. After many weeks of planning I knew how I was going to build my case.
Like the title says it requires no sewing experience at all. None. So you can build with me or just read my Instructable. Hope you enjoy it!
Note: the books may have cover changes. this is because I lent one of the Three I have, and got this one the day before.
Step 1: Sketch Out Your Plan.
When making your case you need to know several things.
1) How big do I want it to be? This includes measuring you book, materials using, etc.
2) Do I have enough material? Enough fabric, glue, etc.
3)What should I use for my Backbone?
Fabric, any kind will do.
Hot Glue gun and Glue.
Some kind of binding unit. i.e. Hook and loops, Velcro, etc.
Backbone unit. i.e. Wood/Metal sheets.
Hot Glue Gun and Glue.
Cut pieces of White board.
Step 2: Measuring and Placing
First thing you need to do is measure your book. I measured mine then added 1/2 a centimeter to each side. After cutting lay your fabric design down and measure how far across then cut more then needed. When you made a triangle from the ends, glue a magnet to the middle of the triangle. Then take the top fold it over the magnet and glue in place.
Step 3: The Trickiest Part
Now this is the absolute hardest part of the project. What you nee to do is put your book in the case, close it up, and put the other fastener on.
Now if you chose magnet like I did, read carefully.
You need to put the magnet over the enclosed magnet, fold the book in the case, and trace the outer magnet.
Next you need to take the magnet, put some glue on it, tuck it under the pocket and glue it to the frame by the circle you marked.
You got that?
Step 4: The Strip
Now that the hard part is out of the way, time to make the strip that will secure the book.
First, measure a piece longer than needed.
Next, fold the current piece in thirds, long ways.
Now glue it to the main frame. (Picture 3)
Step 5: Making It All Pretty
Now to make this thing start to look nice.
Cut a piece, say it with me now, "bigger than you need it to be" and fold the all the edges over.
Measure the right size you need it to be, and glue in place, but leave a gap near the strip.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Now put the book in the case and measure the strip and cut off the excess.
Glue it in place and seal the hole from earlier.
I glued the strip totally down to make sure it doesn't move.
Step 7: Conclusion
In conclusion the end product looks very nice and well made.
Please be sure to comment!
If you want you can take this design tweak it some then post an Instructable, just be sure to credit me!