Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Secret Thoughts!

Want a beautiful journal that you can personalize and change the covers at will? Then the cloth journal is for you!

First up, gather some blank pages and patterned paper that you would your journal to be made from. Bind these using you Bind-It-All and embellish as you wish. See the green ribbon attached to the owire with a brad? That serves as a bookmark that can help me keep track of which page I'm at.

Next up, the cloth cover. Choose your favorite fabric for this step.
To create the cover, I sewed a piece of fabric and felt together. Remember to fold both ends of the cloth vertically so that "pockets" are formed. The pocket in front serves as spots to places cards and notes, while the back pocket allows us to slot our journal into. Sew a button to the front of the cloth journal and a piece of leather string can be used to hold your journal close. If you want the leather strap to be more secure, run a couple of stitches through it on the spin of the fabric.
Ta dah! You're done! Have fun personalizing your own journal, a beautiful place to hold your thoughts and secrets! This is a perfect project for those who are "sew" crafty and like to bind too!


Shelley Haganman said...

I love this project. Especially the hand-made cover!!

jacque4u2c said...

TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! Great project!

Anonymous said...

o0o0o0o0o now i want to bust out my sewing machine!!! :)


Jennifer Priest said...

Super cute idea!

Gisela said...

Great idea!!! I love.
Big kiss

ScrapAddict said...

Love it!!