Friday, August 12, 2011

Journal (Notebook) Cover!

When we were on vacation I spotted a similar journal cover that I really liked.  As usual, it was on display for a class and no pattern was available.   So....... I came home and made my own pattern!  Here it is:

I LOVE JOURNALS.  I can't really say just journals, but notebooks, too.  I jot notes down all the time.  Robert says I "make lists of lists"!  Things to do for the day, things to make (sew or quilt) and then every so often I have to prioritize what I'm going to do FIRST.  Please tell me I'm not the only one out there that does this. 

Anyway, back to the notebook cover.  When you open, it looks like this:
And behind the spiral notebook, there is a panel that holds the notebook in.
Sorry, for some reason I canNOT rotate this picture, but hopefully you get the idea. 

If I make another one, I'll make a change or two.  One being putting the velcro on the front cover before adding the inside cover and binding.  As you can tell, you can see the sewing on the little pencil holder which also made the cover of paper notebook NOT FIT!!  I was already to rip it out when Robert said why don't you just trim the paper cover.  HELLO.....sometimes he is amazing!!  Why didn't I think of that.


  1. Its beautiful and so functional!

  2. I make covers for just about all my notebooks - and I have 'a few'! I made my DGD a 'padfolio' with a pen pocket and zippered pouch - she loved it and has friends wanting one > she'll be making them as Christmas gifts this year!

  3. That is so cute....and you made the pattern yourself??? Good for you!

  4. Very cute idea!