1/3 yd Coordinating cotton fabric
1/3 yd Iron-on light weight interfacing
Cut four 2” circles
from fabric to make yo-yo’s and sew onto the corners of stitched panel with a
- Follow kit instructions for
the cross stitch panel.
- Trim sides of panel to ¾”
from stitching. Turn in edges a ¼”
and pin in place on front side of panel.
- Measure the width of your
journal (side to side). Multiply
that number by three. Add to that
number the width of the spine.
- Measure the length (top to
bottom) and add a ½ inch.
- Use your calculation to cut
your fabric and interfacing.
- Following manufacturer’s
instructions, iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.
- Sew a ¼” hem on both of the
short sides of your fabric.
- Place cover over closed
journal so center of fabric is at spine of book and adjusting so that the
short ends of fabric are even together.
Fold ends into the inside of the front and back cover. When closed, look at top and bottom to
see if pockets are even. Place a
pin at the top and bottom of the outside front and back fabric cover to
note where the pocket ends.
- While fabric cover is in
place on book, pin cross stitch panel centered to the front of the fabric
- With pins in place, remove
cover from book and sew panel to the cover along edge.
- For the front cover pocket,
take short side and fold right sides together until ends meet where you
marked with pins. Sew a ¼” seam on
both ends, clip corners and turn right side out.
- Repeat previous step for back
- Sew a ¼” hem in remainder of
sides between pockets, catching a ¼” of the inside corner of the pocket.