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Make Your Own Journal

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I thought I would do something different this time round so I have done a how to on making a wraparound journal. This how to will show how to make an A5 wraparound journal that has 160 pages if I have my maths right.
 
I will normally use some faux leather but for this one I have used a fabric I find with fabric it is best to have it doubled over the easiest way I have found to do this is to use bonda web to make a panel that measures 50cm long by 23cm with the seam running along the middle of the pan

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Then fold 8 lots of 10 A4 sheets of paper in half. And then mark the inner crease of each paper section at 2cm and 6cm from each end and make a hole though each mark I normally use an electric multi tool with a small drill bit I have also used an appropriate sized nail to punch the hole as well.

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To work out where to make the holes in the fabric to sew the pages in I will place a page section onto the left hand side of the fabric 5mm to the edge and as the fabric is 2 cm taller then the page sections there is 1cm clearance top and bottom then I will mark the fabric along the folded edge of the paper section.

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Then I will draw a grid from that first line that will be 21cm x 3.5cm leaving a 1cm gap top and bottom, and then draw a line across 2cm and 6cm down from the top and 2cm and 6cm from the bottom. I then will mark along these lines at 5mm and then 1 at 5mm above the top mark once done I then like to use a Bradawl but you could use a tack something that will create a hole though the fabric where we have marked the fabric this will make it easier when we come to sew it up.

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Now it is ready to sew up for this I use heavy duty cotton to find the right length I will just take 9 lengths of a page section roughly 190cm long. Then tie a knot in one end find and thread on to a slender darning needle. From the inside of the fabric the first stitch will be though the top hole it is the one that is 5mm above.

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Then the next stich is going to be though the hole 5mm down.

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Then take the first section of paper and thread it though the first run of holes to the bottom.

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Then the thread will go through the hole that is the next one down on the end.

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Then stitch another section all the way to the top but before we stitch the next section in I like to loop the thread through the first loop then through the next hole I find this helps to secure the pages in more while you stitch the sections in.

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And do the same at the other end and continue until all sections are stitch in. then to finish I like to then take the needle back though the second hole above the last stitch but not though the page section just the fabric

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When using an even number of sections the last stitch will be on the same side as the first stitch just simply tie the two ends together in a secure knot.

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And to finish of you can use a button and thread a ribbon the possibilities are endless.

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By Spritfox

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nice clear instructions. I am definitely going to have a go at this.

Posted by: wychiewoman on 23/09/2014 13:44:00

 

I normally do them in faux leather but a year or so ago I made one for welsh witch for winning the vote thing we had and Used this fabric it does look a lot different now, I have used gold ribbon as a finishing touch.

Posted by: spiritfox on 23/09/2014 16:39:00

 

This is a really good little project. Thank you for sharing Spiritfox. I will have to have a go at this.

Posted by: Shadow Wolf on 23/09/2014 17:39:00

 

What a lovely idea, thank you for sharing Spiritfox

Posted by: Jude4481 on 23/09/2014 22:26:00

 

Wonderful! Thanks so much for this article. You clear instructions have given me the confidence to give it a go.
Thanks for sharing. Blessings Reenie

Posted by: AgelessDancer on 25/09/2014 08:07:00

 

Oh Spiritfox, I love this idea... thank you so for the photos as well. Some times it is impossible to tell what is meant just in print... awesome post.

Posted by: WillowsMoon on 25/09/2014 21:07:00

 

Great idea to write something about crafts spiritfox... great instructions!

Posted by: taranova on 27/09/2014 14:06:00

 

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