Thank you for all of the sweet comments about my
fabric and lace journal last week
I received quite a few requests for a tutorial,
so I thought I would share some of the basics.
I will be posting all this week,
so be sure to check back each day.
Today, I will discuss basic construction.
I began with an old pair of linen slacks.
You can easily substitute yardage,
any natural fabric should work,
muslin is a great choice too.
Decide what size you want your finished book to be.
Mine will be approximately 6 x 4 inches.
Each sheet will measure 6 x 8 inches,
always double the width,
as you will be folding the pages in half.
Measure out the fabric,
make a small snip with scissors.
Grab each side of the snip with your fingers
Make the number of sheets you would like for your book.
the sheets will be folded in half,
giving you twice the number of pages.
my journal has 8 sheets,
once assembled, the book will have 16 pages.
Stack all of your sheets neatly.
Fold them in half lengthwise.
Finger press along the fold.
Linen creases easily,
if your chosen fabric does not crease,
use a fabric marker to draw a line down the center.
Sew down the center crease line.
You may wish to pin your fabric stack together before sewing.
you have the foundation for your fabric journal.
Join me tomorrow
when I will share how I create
the front cover art
Please leave any questions as a comment,
and I will gladly reply in the comment section.
enJOY a lovely week,
and your blessings,