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COVERED BOOK OF MORMON INSTRUCTIONS

By Shauna Timothy

MATERIALS NEEDED
• Pocket-sized book of mormon (sold at LDS Distribution Ctr.) • 3 Neo-magnets (I get mine online from K& J Magnetics) (Also sold at Walmart or craft stores in smaller quantities) • 5” of Galvanized plumbers tape (3/4” wide)- hardware store • Fabric (7” tall x 18” wide) • 800 Clear-Fuse Pellon (5” x 18”) - or Wonder Under • 18” of accent ribbon (I used 3/4” wide grosgrain) • 10” of book mark ribbon (I use 1/4” wide grosgrain) • 1 Accent Brad (got mine from Hobby Lobby) • Fabric Glue ( I use Tacky Glue)

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED
• Iron • 1” Foam Brush • Rotary Cutter or good sewing scissors • Glue Gun

OPTIONAL PREP
If you are using partially see-thru fabrics or fabrics with white in them, you may want to do this step... • Spray paint outside of Book of Mormon with White Spray Paint or Primer (Be sure to protect sides of pages from overspray.)

1

MAGNETS
• Mark 3 dots for magnets using pink template and marker. • Hot glue magnets on. Press down quickly and firmly to squeeze out excess glue.

2

BOOK MARK
• Hot glue 1” of black book mark ribbon to spine of book. • Press down firmly.

3

FOLD & TRIM
• Fold fabric tightly around white template. (both sides) • Iron from the outside in • Trim off any long frayed edges • Remove template and iron flat

4

GLUE
• Open flaps (use 3 popsicle sticks to hold open) 2 • Squeeze thin strip of glue onto fabric. (about 1/ ” from fold lines) • Keeping glue away from fold lines, smooth off excess with foam brush. • Fold and smooth out any wrinkles. • Lay white template over to test for parallel lines.

5

PELLON
• Place pellon (rough side down) onto wrong side of fabric. • Iron slowly from 1 end to the other within about 10 seconds. (If pellon shrivels up, your going too slow) • Peel off plastic backing (Be sure dot pattern stays on fabric)

6

TRIM
• Lay fabric on rotary cutting mat with right sides facing up. • Line up with grid. • Trim minimal amount of fabric off right side, making a clean edge to work with.

7

COVER
• With wrong side up, insert fabric in front-inside-cover of book. • Close book. • Fold fabric snugly around front-cover of book • Iron onto book pressing firmly for 8-10 seconds. (Don’t iron directly over magnets)

Iron around Magnets

8

SPINE
• Fold snugly over spine. Iron for 8-10 seconds. (Set against a board if you desire)

9

TRIM
• With front of book facing up, line up yellow template against right side of book. • Using a pencil, mark a cut line on right end of fabric. • Trim with rotary cutter.

10

METAL STRIP

• Line up blue template against right side of book. • Squeeze thin line of glue. • With a scrap paper underneath, smooth with brush all the way to top and bottom edges of fabric. • Insert metal strip. Add more glue (thin!) Smooth with brush. • Remove blue template.

11

BACK COVER

• Open back cover of book. • Fold fabric over metal piece & into the inside back cover. • Flip book front-facing down. • Iron back cover for 8-10 sec. • Open and iron again for 8-10 seconds.

12

FOLDS

• Iron a crease on both sides of magnetic strip.

13

RIBBON

• Line up green template against inside front cover of book. • With a foam brush, paint glue on ribbon. (use magazine scrap paper) • Place right above template. • Repeat until you get to magnetic strip.

14

ACCENT BRAD

• Mark a spot on ribbon for accent brad. • Punch brad through ribbon. Open prongs parallel to ribbon. • Use hot glue gun to secure between fabric and ribbon. • Using a foam brush, continue gluing ribbon to book. • Trim off excess ribbon before gluing back inside cover.

15

OPTIONAL BOOKMARK FLOWER

• Choose an accent paper. • Fold over an edge large enough for a craft punch to cover. • Turn craft punch upside-down so you can see your paper. • Line up puncher so that it doesn’t cut off the fold line. • Wrap paper around book mark ribbon and glue with glue stick • Add a sticker to one side for easily identifying which side of the page you are on.

15

HIP HIP HURRAY !

• Congratulations! Your are a crafting genius! Great Job!!!

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