Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fabric Covered Journals: A simple DIY project

 DIY Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics

Here at Shabby Fabrics we love customizing things by using our fave fabric so when we found some journals around the office we decided to spruce them up with some beautiful fabrics! The collection that is featured in today's post is Vintage Garden by Jo Moulton for Wilmington Prints. Without further ado let's get into the tutorial!

Supplies:
Journal
Fabric of choice
All-purpose spray adhesive of choice (we used Scotch super 77 spray adhesive)
 Fabric covered journals | Shabby Fabrics
Step One:
Measure the height of your journal and the width including the front and back cover as well as the spine. Add one inch to the height and total width and cut your fabric to that size.

Step Two:
Find the center of your fabric on the width sides then place the spine of your journal and mark the width. Cut a notch that measures 1/2" by the width of spine on the top and bottom of your fabric 
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
 Shabby Fabrics | Fabric Covered Journals

Step Three: 
Lightly spray your fabric with adhesive and firmly place the journal spine in the middle of the fabric lined up with your notches.
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
Step Four:
Wrap each of the sides up around the front and back covers of your journal, making sure to keep the fabric taught and rubbing firmly to avoid air bubbles.
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
Step Five:
Fold the excess fabric around the inside of the front and back covers then trim the corners to reduce bulk.
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics

Step Six: 
Measure the size of the inside cover and cut two pieces of card-stock that are slightly smaller than this measurement. Lightly spray the inside of the front and back covers with adhesive and firmly place the card-stock over the sprayed area. This step is to cover up all raw edges of the fabric.
 Shabby Fabrics | Fabric Covered Journals
 Fabric Covered Journals | Shabby Fabrics


That's all there is to it! If you decide to try this craft out don't forget to share your project on social media and use #shabbyfabrics- we love seeing what you create!

Until next time,
Katherine

6 comments:

  1. THANKS FOR SHARING!
    THIS IS A KEEPER!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  2. Que encanto, divino.
    Feliz fin de semana y abrazos ticos.

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  3. What a lovely and quick project. Thank you.

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  4. Not all the pictures come up so you can see what is going on.

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    2. Sorry about that, RoseMary! Be sure to give the page a little while to load so that all of the pictures show up. Let us know if that solves the problem!

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