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Waterproof Book Covers

Protect your summer reading at the beach or pool with these stylish covers. Use oilcloth or vinyl to repel water and lotion.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2004


  • Oilcloth

  • Scissors

  • Sewing kit


  1. Place fabric, wrong side up, on work surface; lay opened book on top. Mark around book; add 1/2 inch beyond top and bottom and 3 inches on each side.

  2. Cut out. Turn under and stitch 1/4-inch hem along top and bottom edges.

  3. Center opened book horizontally, and mark fold lines for left and right flaps 1/4 inch beyond book covers. Fold flaps over, and sew in place along top and bottom edges in line with hems.

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