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Topic: Confetti journal - Tutorial! IMG OBESE!  (Read 2194 times)
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« on: April 09, 2007 08:16:59 PM »

I made a confetti cover for a new journal. Enjoy!

First, grab your text block and cut some cover boards (I like to use cereal boxes) about a quarter inch larger on the top and bottom and then on one of the sides than the block. Then cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of vinyl in the shape shown, with a seam allowance and space for the spine plus about 1/4 inch for the center and and on the outside of the spine, plus an envelope flap end that will reach about halfway around the front of the journal.

Cut one of the fabric pieces at the point where the right hand board would end, then press the inside edges over by about a half inch.

Sandwich the layers together as shown and paper clip the layers together to avoid puncturing the vinyl. Sew the layers together at about 8 stitches per inch, leaving an opening in the edge, which should actually be bigger than the one I left.

Turn the piece right side out and drop your confetti into the opening as shown. (I used shredded money, but I would suggest something flatter!)

Place one of your boards into the square end, and then distribute your confetti in that end, then sew through the board as shown.

Place the other board inside the other pocket, then shift it into the right position using the text block. Top stitch all the way around the perimeter of the book about an eighth inch away from the edge to keep the boards in place and to close off the opening.

Add buttons and a tie, and you're done!

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007 01:26:41 AM »

wow, thank you so much, you have just given me the perfect gift for one of my oldest and dearest friends! she is getting married in July and they are using love heart sweets (heart shaped candy with messages on, in case you don't know them) as their theme. I am going to make her a wedding journal for her to make note of all the finer details in and insert wedding confetti and love hearts between the layers. Now I just need to find where I can buy the clear vinyl!

« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007 04:20:46 AM »

Paula -

You are quite welcome! Your idea sounds so great. You can buy the vinyl at the fabric store. It's quite inexpensive.


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