A very talented friend of mine had the genius idea of downsizing my A5 notebook cover pattern into a Notelet Folio, the perfect little case for housing notelets and stamps!
Here are 3 she made as gifts earlier this year (I'm happy to report I was one of the lucky recipients!!):
I love having a handy supply of notecards, when I need to encourage someone or include a message in a parcel!
And like @sewmesarah, I thought they would make great little gifts for friends.
So one afternoon I had a play with some of my smaller denim and vintage scraps, experimenting with an idea I've wanted to try for a while.
I knew that trying to 'piece' smaller scraps of denim to make this little cover would create unwanted bulk through the creation of seams.
So instead I used a more traditional Boro technique with my pieces of fabric, layering and overlapping them before machine quilting them all onto a piece of heavy sew-in interfacing. A little spray of 505 basting spray on the back of each piece secured them all for the quilting stage.
I love the organic texture and rustic look you get from the denim using this technique. Including a few vintage scraps in the cover and flaps adds colour and interest.
On the inside I used quilting cotton for the stamp pocket and lining. There's even a place for your pen! A cute vintage button & elastic loop closure complete the case!
The notecards and stamps fit perfectly inside!
I'm so blessed to have talented friends I can pinch great ideas from!!
Of course the patchwork & quilting possibilities for these sweet covers are endless! I'm definitely going to 'play' a bit more with other Folio cover ideas!!
Watch this space!
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Love it. I really enjoy your denim projects. I too work with up-cycled denim. I love the durability and the warn in look of up-cycled denim. Please keep posting more denim projects.
Aw thanks so much N. So glad to know a fellow denim-lover!! Jxo