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