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Book Sleeves PDF Sewing Pattern

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Book sleeves are the perfect way to protect your precious books from damage while on the go or even while they’re sitting on a shelf.

These padded, fabric cases are fully lined, allowing the book to be slipped inside with ease. The Velcro fastener ensures the contents stay securely tucked inside and the boxed bottom provides a neater fit. This book sleeve pattern includes four different sizes to fit most standard books.

They’re a quick and easy sewing project and a great gift idea!


- Padded for extra protection
- Fully lined
- Boxed bottom for a neater fit
- Interfaced for structure and durability
- Easy to use Velcro fastener


Large:- 25cm tall x 18cm wide x 3.5cm thick (fits standard hardcover books)
Medium:- 24cm tall x 16cm wide x 3.5cm thick (fits large softcover books)
Small:- 21cm tall x 14.5cm wide x 3.5cm thick (fits regular softcover books)
Extra Small:- 20cm tall x 13cm wide x 3.5cm thick (fits older style novels)

This listing is for a PDF Sewing Pattern to make a set of four book sleeves. Your pattern will be available to download immediately after purchase. The step by step instructions are easy to follow and plenty of photos are included to guide you.

If you have basic sewing skills and know how to use a sewing machine then this pattern will be right skill level for you. Each book sleeve should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

These book sleeves only require a small amount of fabric as well as some pellon H630, 987F fusible fleece or heavy interfacing for padding and structure.

No special tools are required - just basic sewing supplies, a sewing machine and an iron for pressing.


This pattern, including all instructions and photos, remains the property of Vicki Elle. You may use this pattern to make your own creations for personal use or to sell, but you are not permitted to share, sell or distribute copies of this pattern in any way.


You may sell items made with this pattern providing you follow these regulations.

1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.
2. The items must be handmade by you, one at a time. They cannot be mass produced.
3. Credit must be given to Vicki Elle as the pattern designer. If selling in person, this can be on a tag attached to the item, or if selling online, noted in the listing description with a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.
4. Alterations to the pattern can be made, but you must still credit Vicki Elle as the original pattern designer as in regulation 3 above.
If you have any questions at all, please email me at vicki [!at]
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (5MB)
  • PDF (16MB)

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