Sometimes I make journals and completely forget to blog about them! That’s such a shame for me, because I spent a good deal of time making these journals and there are some worthwhile things to share. Well, better late than never.
I made this back in the spring for a neighbor graduating from 8th grade. I wanted to make something simple and leave plenty of space for her to write in it, if she chose to.
I used a 6 inches x 9 inches manila folder as a cover. For the paper inside I used tea dyed paper and the digital kit from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden called “Sew Pretty”.
For the spine I creased a half inch for enough room to sew in the two signatures. I also sewed on a button with a long shank so that I could tie a ribbon around the book.
In the inside I glued (actually double sided tape) a page from the kit on the inside of the covers.
Here are some pictures of the inside. I used a 3-hole pamphlet stitch to sew in the signatures. I put a few eyelets in tags.
And I did some sewing with my sewing machine on the sides of the pages.
This is just a decorative element with a paper punch and sewing.
I left plenty of space in the pages for writing or adding things.
Here’s the flip through: