For Christmas last year I gave my brother some Japanese-looking fabric with the promise that I'd make him a book cover for his Japanese scriptures (hey, he wanted it--it was on his list!). I finally got around to making it for him a few weeks ago. I went out on a limb and make it without the use of a pattern (a rarity for me). I think it turned out quite well:
On the McCalls free pattern download website, I found instructions on how to make it, but I had to adjust the measurements to fit my brother's book.