Sunday, January 26, 2014

Journal Cover

Research shows that you are four times more likely to complete your to do list if you write it in a notebook with a pretty cover.  Ha - I totally made that up but I'm hoping that is the case.

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My first project of the year is this cute journal cover.  I absolutely love it.  And what's not to love - it's super cute, it was a quick sew, and I made it using materials I already had.

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I made it by following this wonderful tutorial from Bloom and Blossom.  I did have to make some adjustments to the measurements because my notebook was 7"x5".  {Instructions were for 8.25"x6.25" notebook.}

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If you have the same size notebook as me and want to make one, here are my measurement substitutions:

Patchwork strip lenght 7.75"
Interfacing rectangle - 17.5" x 7.25"
Place the patchwork strip 3" from center
Small rectangle = 4.75" x 7.75"
Large rectangle = 12.5" x 7.75"
Turn the short ends in 3"
Lining 8.25" x 7.75"

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Have a great week.  Stay warm!


  1. I love this! the fabric and colors you used are perfect!

    1. Thanks Christie. I agree about the colors - I love them.

  2. lovely! Kisses from Argentina! I'm Lau