DIY Fabric Covered Journals

I absolutely love these journals because they are super easy to make and they are insanely useful. Depending on what kind of paper you put inside, the journal can be used for anything: art journals, diaries, organizers etc. I think I've made around 10 in the last 2 months alone!

Stuff you need:
Card paper
A sewing machine (a needle and thread will be quite difficult to use in this case)
Paper (I used 15 sheets of A4 paper then trimmed the sides so that they would fit in my journal)
Paper clips
String and large needle

1. Place the card on top of the fabric.

2. Fold the fabric inwards, onto the card and sew around the edges using a sewing machine.

3. Fold all your sheets of paper in half.

4. Open the sheets of paper and clip them to the inside of the book cover. 

5. Poke three holes, make sure the pin goes through all sheets of paper and the book cover.

6. Sew the paper to the book cover.

Now draw, doodle and dream in your new journal :)


Bea S. said...

wow, it's awesome!! amazing blog <3


Purvi said...

Really interesting DIYs.. very pretty :) :)

Rose-et-Violet said...

I've been wanting a fabric journal for the longest time, and I think, instead of spending loads of money on fancy expensive ones, I might just do this DIY. Thanks for posting :)



House of Avandan said...

Very nice.

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Style Servings said...

Love this, the result is so pretty!


Bubble My Licorice said...

that it's an amazing idea and the result is really great too!

Sophie said...

Awh what a cute, fun way to customise your notebooks!


th.dany said...

what a great way to i.d. your journal, love it!~ come visit when you get a chance! xxo, dany


trishie said...

Looks great! Thanks for the tutorial..might give this one a go.

my mini bag said...

Cute DIY. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely take a stab at making this myself. I need a new notebook and I love this look.


The Sunshine District said...

Such a cute idea!
xo Jac

Forever Fred Astaire by PJ Chabwera said...

Perfect! I have been looking for great ways to personalise my journal! Great job!

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pia said...

love journals, great idea!!



Fabliha said...

great DIY idea!



Helena said...

Amazing DIY!!!


Nettan said...

lovely journal.. gonna have to make me a cover as well ;)


Pispi said...

great work.
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LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Ok, seriously..you have an amazingly awesome blog! We are lovvvving all the DIY's. They're soo fun! Doing this!

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Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
You have some wonderful ideas on here, instant follow and can't wait for more!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work! I love it!

Fabrizia said...

I like this DIY so much! This is such a cool post!

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Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I totally want to try that now! :D

Adam said...

cool and creative

Tesa said...

great blog!

Viviana said...

very creative blog
many ideas
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Flaviana Boni said...

Cool blog dear!

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Pop Champagne said...

this is a really cool idea!!

stylemailbox said...

very cool! i agree these sort of journals are so useful. i have gone thru sooo many!

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mirjam schuurkamp said...

great diy.. very good!
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Ivana said...

Wow, this looks awesome! Perfect diy project!

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cool blog!

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Leslie Quiros said...

just ran into your blog and I am loving it. Especially this DIY.. I am a huge fan of arts and crafts afternoons and this is a good project haha :)
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Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

I made something like this...but I love how you made yours from scratch...so pretty, and love the handmade touch!

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akiko hiramatsu said...

Very interesting!
I want to try!
I am illustrator, so I want to make my art book!
Thank you for your great DIY!

akiko from Tokyo

Chicca said...

I love Your diy!


S + T said...

I absolutely LOVE this project!! I think I might make one for Valentines Day coming up :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

xx S

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