|Journal made using designs from my Great Barrier Reef collection on Spoonflower.|
|The front cover features my Reef Sharks fabric.|
|I embroidered a title on the fabric before sewing everything together.|
|All the fabric that I used was in the form of 8"x 8" test swatches; |
So I had to add borders on the top and bottom to make the covers the proper size.
|Here's the back cover made with my Golden Reef Linen.|
| The base of the hard cover is just two rectangles of cardboard taken from an old box.|
I wrapped the fabric around the cardboard and machine stitched all the way around the edges.
|I attached the front and back together with the two pieces of fabric (one outside and one inside) that make the spine.|
I folded the raw edges under and stitched them together by hand.
|On the inside I added two pockets made from one swatch of my Pink Reef that I cut in half.|
And under those is a swatch of Pink Reef with Shark to fill the rest of the space out.
|I glued the background fabric and the top pocket into place with mod podge, |
but I noticed that it was causing a bit of the ink in the fabric to bleed. So I decided to sew the last pocket in.
|The pages are all sewn together, and along the sewn edge, they are hand stitched to the spine.|
I also added a layer of gesso over the stitching for extra strength.
|The bottom page is glued to the back cover with mod podge.|