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« on: August 13, 2010 08:41:47 AM »

Second one I've tried making Smiley It was super fun times. I messed up a tad when sticking in the pages. When you close the book the inside end pages bend in to the spine. Boo! I would advise anyone who is starting out with making journals and notebooks to use a spine, it is so much easier to get it right. The first journal I made, I used a ribbon instead and it turned out to be far too narrow and so the covers didn't sit right blah blah.
http://curiouslycrafty.wordpress.com/tutorials/ is the tutorial I used to work out making the cover. I didn't use the measurements (just folded A4 pages in half) and also learnt how to do the coptic stitch a long time ago, from somewhere else, and I can't remember where... sorry..

I made this for my friend who is leaving for America (today actually Sad ) for a year. MySummerOfLove is the name for his blog so I figured since it was for him, it was the perfect thing to call it.



Inside view of cover.




Spine!


Coptic stitch all the way


I love that fabric so so much...


And lastly a blury picture from the side.


So thanks for looking Smiley All comments welcomed!
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010 05:12:46 PM »

I love this!

The fabric is perfect for a summery journal, a very thoughtful gift for a good friend - plus my own diary looks a bit like it. The colour as well as the fabric. Altough mine seems to have been bought in Denmark sometime or other very long ago rather than handmade by someone important to me. Reminds me that I haven't done any journaling for months. Hmmmm....
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010 01:05:20 AM »

oh yay!
i've been looking for a clear tutorial about binding a notebook, just like the one you used.
i've joined a swap on flickr where you make a journal cover and include the journal - but i wanted to make the journal itself too, and them you popped!

so thanks, and very pretty outcome (so country girly Smiley)

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