DIY Journal Cover

Please, please, please give a warm welcome to another summer contributor! I’m so excited that Katie from Made to be a Momma is here sharing our first sewing tutorial! I know you are going to love it as much as I do!

Diy Journal Cover

Hi Club Chica Circle readers!  I’m Katie from Made to be a Momma where you can find diy crafts,  home decor ideas, recipes and more!  I am so excited to be the sewing/craft contributor here for the summer!

I love to sew.  My grandmother on my Mom’s side taught me all I know and we have always have such great times and create many memories while shopping for fabric, cutting out patterns and sewing something beautiful!  I love watching how a piece of fabric can easily be transformed into something useful and pretty!  Today I wanted to share with you a basic sewing project that is perfect for moms, grandmothers, young girls, teenagers….if you know someone who journals then this is the project for you!

First, you will need a journal–any size will do.  I used a inexpensive composition notebook for this project.   Open your journal and lay flat on the table.  Cut out TWO rectangular piece of fabric that is an additional 4 inches longer on both short sides ( to be able to fold over) and 1/2 in. bigger than your journal on the long sides–this will give you a good seam allowance.

Journal Diagram

Lay your two fabric pieces right sides (pretty sides) together and sew around all 4 edges making sure to leave a small opening on one of the sides.  Turn your fabric right side out and press with a hot iron.  Now, if you want to add any extra sewing embellishments now is the time!  I added a fun applique flower and sewed around the edges of the flower for a little extra touch.  You can add rhinestones, bows, glitter…whatever you heart desires!  If you are going to sew something to your journal you will need to do that now….all other decorating can be done AFTER your project is completed.  Lay your journal back on top of your fabric. Fold over your two edges on the short sides.  Pin in place.  Top stitch around edges making sure to sew the opening that you used for turning closed.  Insert your notebook into the two pocket ends.

Top Stitched

Continue to decorate until your hearts content 🙂  These journal covers would be really fun at a slumber party or birthday party where the guests get to decorate their own journal covers!

Finished Journal

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  For more easy sewing projects check out these posts:

small Journal-Pen-Holder

Journal Pen Holder

Small Stroller-Cell-Phone-Carrier

Stroller Cell Phone Carrier

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Katie Wyllie

Katie is a Christian, wife and mother to two little boys. She is a mommy blogger who loves crafting, diy projects for the home, cooking, and baking for her family. She enjoys making her house a home and encouraging other Momma's in the crazy and blessed life of motherhood! 

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  1 comment for “DIY Journal Cover

  1. July 2, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Adorable cover. I love the color combos and fabrics you used. I need to pull out my sewing machine this summer. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

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