Scrappy Notebook Cover Tutorial

By Judith on April 9, 2021
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After making a bright and scrappy Notebook Cover a while back for my friend’s birthday …….

I got a few requests for a tutorial!

So here is my Scrappy (Quarter Log Cabin) Notebook Cover Tutorial.

The tutorial will take you step by step through the ‘quarter log cabin’ piecing on the front, echo quilting, installing the flaps, lining, elastic pen holder and button/loop closure.

This is a great wee project for using up some of your favourite scraps, and they make perfect gifts for anyone you know who loves journalling, writing poetry, collecting recipes or writing lists!!!

You can of course quilt your notebook cover any way you choose. I went for some quick and easy echo quilting around these Art Gallery ‘Boho Fusions’ fabrics.

And of course, when your notebook is full, just pop in a new A5 Spiral Notebook and you’re off and running again!

I hope you enjoy our new YouTube tutorial!

Happy sewing!


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Scrappy Journal Cover

By Judith on February 18, 2021
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A good friend of mine had a birthday recently, and now that she has received her gift I can show you it here!

My friend is a spiritual person who journals, so I made her a colourful A5 journal cover, using mostly Anna Maria Horner and Art Gallery scraps!

I had seen this pretty cover on Pinterest and it inspired me to make a scrappier version.

I included a nifty pen holder and button/loop closure, as well as an A5 notebook which can be replaced when full!

The cover & flaps are echo quilted onto sew-in interfacing, which gives it texture & durability without bulk.

The construction of this notebook is similar to my Hexie Notebook Cover pattern, with an altered patchwork design on the cover and flaps!

I’ve already had several requests for a pattern for my Scrappy Journal Cover, so I will definitely add it to the list of ‘Patterns to Write’ and hopefully get to it sooner rather than later!

I’m pleased to report that my friend loves her ‘blast of colour’ journal – a book that will brighten up any dull day!

Happy sewing!


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