I recently found myself in a Journal making frenzy and thought I might share it with you. I made my first Journal cover a couple of years ago and I loved it.
There are many articles and tutorials out there that provide information on sizing for a Journal cover. Suggest Google search for “journal cover tutorial” will produce some good results. Also a lot of interesting Pinterest sites…. Once you have that – the sky’s the limit.
In my example, the cover is for an A5 sized Journal (6.25 inches wide x 8.25 inch long). It does not really matter which size Journal, the construction remains the same, just adjust any measurements to suit.
I wanted to make a few Journals for friends and wanted them to be special so I decided to use some of my hand dyed fabric. For cover fabric, I used a couple of the pieces which I had from my Christmas dyeing event – see my previous Ice Dyeing blog. I also picked an orange coloured fabric from another previous dying venture.
I have several I have worked on over the years and I keep adding to them to keep a record of what I have used.
Making Journal covers is great fun and only limited by your imagination. I had a terrific weekend creating these Journals and they have been greatly appreciated by my friends who love to get hand-made gifts.
A point to remember, this may become addictive!!! Why don’t you give it a try?
Until my next blog,