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Topic: Coptic Stitch Mini-Journals  (Read 6863 times)
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« on: March 18, 2011 11:53:04 AM »

I've been wanting to learn to coptic stitch for a long time now, and finally after going googly-eyed over jolenemarie's handmade journals a few weeks ago, I decided it was finally time to learn!

Each signature is only one page, since I wanted there to be a lot of stitching!

I made this one last night (my very first!) and I embellished the front of it with an inchie that says "Home." This one is about 2'' x 2.5''

I put this one together this morning! I was pretty excited about the orange thread.

For this book, I used the same kind of painted watercolor paper that I use for my inchies, but for this, I painted both sides of the paper so there wouldn't be a white side.

I used my new metal punch set to make the "big ideas" thingie out of a piece of pop can. I've been making some fun embellishments with those alphabet punches lately! To color the letter indentations, I just colored the whole thing with sharpie, then sanded it down.

Thanks for looking!!!

Oh, and I used this youtube tutorial to learn the coptic stitch:

Also, I used a dremel knockoff little rotary tool from Harbor Freight Tools with a teeny tiny drill bit (the whole set cost me $10, much cheaper than a dremel!)to punch the holes before stitching on the 2nd one I did (the colorful one). It made it WAY easier, and the holes lined up much better than when I punched the holes with a needle!


« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011 11:59:47 AM »

They look wonderful!! You know what would be adorable? If you made a whole bound book of the adorable drawings you make. The one with the colorful pages is my favorite

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011 12:04:19 PM »

Lovely!  I checked out your blog, you do fabulous work
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011 12:07:05 PM »

These are beautiful!! My friend is leaving in a couple weeks for a trip over seas and this is a great idea for a goodbye gift! Thank you for sharing these!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011 12:42:01 PM »

They both look great! I love the colors on the second one especially. I use my dremel to poke my holes before stitching too, I always thought I was the only one who did that, lol.

« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011 01:03:18 PM »

Stunning!  I would love to fill one of these up with Big Ideas!!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011 01:05:34 PM »

Gorgeous! I love the home book -- that is so sweet!

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011 01:16:35 PM »

I love you noooo.
These are so colorful and beautiful!

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011 02:16:35 PM »

seriously cute!

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011 07:54:39 PM »

Especially the Big Ideas (the orange thread is FAB!)

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