I just couldn’t wait to get started on The Sketchbook Jacket by Penguin Feats for my Quilters Planner. I’m hard on my planners, so a cover was essential to keep things organized and in shape. I loved the sturdiness and sleek design of this pattern, plus the added zipper pouch on the inside was a plus!
Deciding on Fabrics
I decided to use a foundation paper piecing design from QuietPlay in a beautiful Lizzy House rainbow with Andover chambray for the outside and am so glad I did! The pattern length was PERFECT for the length of the planner cover.
The rainbow really comes out on such a neutral background, and I’m totally digging it. I decided to quilt a large crosshatch design in teal across the planner to give it a little ‘pop’ of color. I also used Alison Glass’ Renewal in Opal for the inside.
I did find it somewhat difficult to find heavy duty separating zippers until I stumbled upon Zipperstop on Etsy. They have a great array and tons of colors!
There are a few things I will do differently next time for my next Sketchbook Jacket I make to fit my needs more. I’d like to add an extra pocket or two on the inside to hold important papers, and maybe an elastic to keep my place when I initially open it. I hope to create a Sew Along if there’s enough interest, so stay tuned!
I really enjoyed making the pattern and definitely plan on making a few more Sketchbook Jackets to switch them out through the year. The great thing about this pattern is that you can use it for virtually ANY book you want to cover!
Would you be interested in a Sew Along for the sketchbook Jacket? With a few little add ons and some in depth guidance? Lemme know!