Thursday, December 14, 2017
Fabric Journal Covers
Brocade Upholstery Fabric - Writing Journal Cover
Color: Pecan Brown and Navy
I made half a dozen fabric journal covers for Christmas. Pictured are my first two attempts, both very successful in this lovely brocade upholstery fabric in pecan brown and navy.
For the writing tablet: an inexpensive 100 page composition book with heavy cardboard front and back.
I read several articles "how to make fabric journal covers", and the best one in my opinion is,
The article has beautiful photos, and demonstrates how to measure the writing book as well as materials required to make it from start to finish. Their fabric journal cover tutorial has an additional feature with a slim pocket for a pen, which I omitted.
Instead I added other things: added a layer of cotton batting and printed cotton interior; 3 layers to add strength and firmness to the cover, and the expected weight of a high end diary. I hate flimsy. I quite fancy the padded feel.
Three layers: cover top, batting for firmness, and printed cotton for interior
By the way, this is the same 3 layer method and dimensions I used to make my fancy purses.
OF MY PURSE CREATIONS
COULD HAVE BECOME
A FABRIC JOURNAL COVER
THIS ONE STARTED OUT TO BE A COVER, AND BECAME A PURSE INSTEAD
THE BEADS I MAKE BY HAND - COULD BE BEADED BOOK MARKERS
My method of tying the button closure--allows both closure ties to become part of the decoration as well as the fancy button.
Bring both ties to the front, and to the right of the button and make one tie loop,
Then, wrap the left tie snug under the button and make one more loop with both ties snug under the button. Secure. Done. Easy.
Tip: the closure is the perfect spot to use that ONE BIG VINTAGE BUTTON--the one you've been holding on to for such a long time--waiting for the perfect project.
Merry Christmas to all of you this snowy December morning. Let's get ready for some marathon sewing in 2018.