Minecraft Composition Book Cover

17 April

My boy is turning 14 in a few days.  He loves the video game Minecraft.  And I want him to write more.  So a Minecraft comp book cover is in order.

The front cover features some dude named Herobrine.  Some bad guy, I guess.

Minecraft Comp Book Cover Herobrine

The back:  an enderman.  Creepy-eyed bugger.  And yes, he’s a bad guy, too.

Minecraft Comp Book Cover Enderman

The inside: diamond ore.

Minecraft Comp Book Cover Diamond Ore

I made it using my comp book cover pattern found in the Spring 2013 issue of Stitch Craft Create.  I tweaked things up a bit by patchworking the cover and pocket panels from one-inch squares that were fused to interfacing and stitched with 1/8″ seams.  Also, I decided not to topstitch around all the edges like I usually do – I didn’t want to detract from the design at all, and was a little leary to topstitch over all those little patchwork seams.

Minecraft Comp Book Cover Layout

For the blue and aqua fabric, I used Navy Blue and Aquatic Blue Ombre from Vanessa Christensen’s Simply Color fabric line by Moda Fabrics.  Seriously, how perfect is ombre for making different shades of 8-bit?

For all the other fabrics, I used Kona solids by Robert Kaufman.  Some of the colors I used were: black, white, charcoal, espresso, coffee, earth, spice, and taupe.

This was the first time I used Aurifil thread, and my sewing machine loved it.  I used a light shade of gray (#MK50-2610) for the entire project.

Minecraft Comp Book Cover Prep

It’s taking all of my willpower to wait until his birthday to give this to my boy – I know he is going to LOVE it.

9 Responses to “Minecraft Composition Book Cover”

  1. Gigi W 04/18/2013 at 11:28 am #

    I love your composition book covers! I made a sewing journal for myself but have to make more for my sister and sisters in law, a baby book cover, a craft journal cover and a travel journal cover. Yay!

    And I absolutely love your minecraft cover. My 6-yo son loves the game, I really don’t understand it but I’ll show this to him and see if he’d like one too.

    Thanks for the great tutorial!

    • Angela 04/18/2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Thanks Gigi! So glad you are having fun with it 🙂

      • Tricia 10/24/2013 at 9:59 am #

        Hi Angela,

        I just found this awesome binder cover! I would love to try one like it but am having trouble locating a tutorial/pattern. Can you point me in the right direction, please. Thanks!

        • Angela 10/24/2013 at 12:15 pm #

          Hi Tricia, thanks for commenting. I need to write a tutorial for this! Maybe your comment is just the kick I need to get it going 🙂

  2. Richelle Nicole 04/21/2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Oh my gosh, this is sooo awesome! My twin boys would love this! They’re always coming up with ideas of things they want me to make them. I think I might attempt to make them one of these as a surprise for the beginning of the next school year. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Angela 05/15/2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Richelle, if you make one, I’d love to see it!

  3. Tom 05/09/2013 at 9:35 am #

    That’s awesome! My son would love this. I only dabble with sewing projects so can you help me understand your instructions a little better – you fused the fabric to interfacing to reinforce it, cut it into 1″ squares and stitched the 1″ squares with 1/8″ seams? Maybe if I start now I’d be done in time for the fall 🙂

    • Angela 05/15/2013 at 12:33 pm #

      Tom, thanks so much for commenting. Here’s what I did: cut 1″ fabric squares, arrange on the interfacing and fuse in place. Fold over one vertical row and stitch with a 1/8″ seam, repeating for all of the vertical rows. Clip a tiny 1/8-inch notch at each seam intersection, then stitch all the horizontal lines, finger-pressing the seams in opposite directions as I went along. Using a wooden skewer was super-helpful in sewing these tiny seams.

  4. Fallon Labrum 10/02/2013 at 7:51 pm #

    This is awesome, I just turned 14, and love this game, and a lot of other games I can use this for. My friend is trying to teach me how to do crafts like this, and my other friends birthday is coming up soon, and she is absolutely obsessed with this game. This is perfect for her birthday, thanks so much, this is amazing.

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