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« on: April 25, 2010 05:27:13 PM »

My daughter's dance class is over next week and I wanted to make a little gift for her instructors.  I found a tutorial for a journal cover here: http://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-a-accents/553-french-desk-set-journal-cover and after a slight alteration, made two of them. The alteration was that I made the seams go to the interior instead of folding it and sewing it around the outside with a top stitch. I used fabric that I had on hand in my stash and zipper pulls that I salvaged from old purses. Thanks for looking.

The two journals from the front, closed.

One of the journals open with pocket on the left, pen holder on the right:

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010 06:11:53 AM »

oh! this is a brilliant idea!  I love the journal covers, they look great!

« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010 07:37:49 AM »

Thank you Belladune, I like them too.  I was just thinking these would also make good "end of the year" gifts for my kid's school teachers too. 


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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 08:12:13 PM »

Those are lovely! Is the one on the right patchwork? It looks like individual squares sewn together.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010 09:30:17 AM »

I'd love to take credit for the patchwork, but no, it's just the print on the fabric.  I don't even remember where I got it.  I was just using up scraps.  Thanks.


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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010 11:18:28 AM »

Beautiful! You've inspired me to make one of these for my mum's birthday coming up soon. Off to find some pretty fabrics now! Cheesy
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