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Journal Cover

By: Christine Ting from
Journal Cover
Journal Cover

"Journal covers make great gifts for colleagues, bosses or teachers because they are practical, can be used in the office, and are not too personal. The finished journal cover has measurements of 26 cm (L) x 20 cm (W) x 2 cm (T). It fits journals of up to B5 size. The journal cover is fully machine washable. The ideal fabric to use here should have very little give (i.e. not stretchy), medium thickness, tough, and fuse well with fusible interfacing (I found fabrics containing polyester very difficult to fuse with fusible interfacing). Quilting cotton is a very good choice of material. Canvas is also good as long as it is the thin kind, because any material too thick will cause unsightly bulky seams that, if you, like me, are using a domestic sewing machine, will be a nightmare to sew through. The interfacing I used in this project include fusible felt, hard woven interfacing, and medium non-woven interfacing. These are just materials that I have in my stash that I found worked well in combination to give that tough and sturdy body of the journal cover. Alternatively, I imagine a nice stabiliser foam could be used in place of the fusible felt."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Main fabric (woven natural fibers e.g. cotton)
  • Lining fabric(woven natural fibers e.g. cotton)
  • Hard Interfacing (Woven or Non-Woven)
  • Medium Interfacing (Woven or Non-Woven)
  • Thick Fusible Felt (400gm weight)
  • Coordinating / matching threads


  1. Prepare pocket panel

  2. Prepare left compartment

  3. Prepare right compartment

  4. Prepare lining layer

  5. Prepare external layer

  6. Combine External and Lining layers

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