I’ve been making small lately. One of the fun things has been sewing mini journal covers. They cover mini composition notebooks, just perfect for your pocket or purse.
The first one I made when figuring out the measurements turned out way too puffy and big. The fusible interfacing, the stuff I use for the regular size journal covers, is too thick.
So after some adjustments, I came up with the following dimensions for these mini books.
Here is what you will need:
Cover and lining – 7 3/4 x 5 1/2
Inside flaps (2) – 4 1/2 x 5 1/2
Light fusible interfacing for all pieces. I used Pellon 906F.
Sewing machine and thread
bone folder or chopstick
Let’s get started.
Cut out fabric. Iron fusible interfacing to the back of all pieces.
The cover on the left in the first picture was pieced. Instead of cutting one piece of fabric for the cover, I tore strips and ironed them to the fusible.
Next, fold the flaps in half and iron. They will now be 2 1/4 x 5 1/2. Sew 1/4 inch all the way down the piece from the fold.
Now it’s time to put this baby together. Place the cover right side up. This is the other cover that I just sewed a strip of fabric on it. The front of the cover will be on the right.
Then pin all around. You will be sewing all the way around this sandwich except for an opening to turn the cover inside out. I leave the opening in the middle of the back which will be on the left side, but you could instead leave an opening at the bottom.
This was a fun and fast project. These would make great stocking stuffers for Christmas. Who couldn’t use a small notebook with a cute cover. I will be making some of these with my own fabric soon.
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