This is what the Young Women in our ward are getting for their birthdays. A covered Mini Book of Mormon. These were pretty easy to make. I made them as simply as I could because I had 25 to make. I kept them pretty simple as far as embellishments go because I figure they will be carried in purses and backpacks most of the time.
Here's what you need to make them.
fabric (I used fat quarters) The Book of Mormon covers are really dark and can show through if your fabric is too light or to thin.
Wonder Under or any brand of iron on adhesive (get the no sew kind)
iron on tape (I found this right by the Wonder Under. Get the no sew kind)
18" of ribbon (1/2 inch wide)
12" of ribbon (1/8 - 1/4 inches wide)
brads (I used various sizes, but you probably don't want them too small)
some kind of floss or jute
Print the pattern HERE
Cut along outside lines.
Match up the pattern so that it measures about 18" long and tape it together. (It overlaps)
Cut your Wonder Under to 18" x 7 1/4"
Iron onto wrong side of fabric.
Trace pattern onto paper side of fabric.
Cut out fabric according to pattern.
Fold top flap down
Place 1/4" wide ribbon down vertically along the "spine" of the pattern.
Fold bottom flap up over end of ribbon.
Replace paper and iron down the whole "Spine" area to secure the ribbon. This will be your bookmark. Remove paper from fabric.
Fold the top and bottom flaps in and iron them into place.
Punch a hole on the fold and also on the front where you want to insert brads.
Wind the string over and under the brads in a figure 8 pattern to hold the book closed.You don't want the string too long because you'll get tired of undoing it every time you read your book if it's too long.
To package these for birthday gifts I put each book into a cellophane bag about the size of a small lunch sac and added a ribbon and a tag.