Sewing-themed vintage junk journal

vintage junk journal cover

Sometimes I make journals and completely forget to blog about them! That’s such a shame for me, because I spent a good deal of time making these journals and there are some worthwhile things to share. Well, better late than never.

I made this back in the spring for a neighbor graduating from 8th grade. I wanted to make something simple and leave plenty of space for her to write in it, if she chose to.

I used a 6 inches x 9 inches manila folder as a cover. For the paper inside I used tea dyed paper and the digital kit from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden called “Sew Pretty”.

For the spine I creased a half inch for enough room to sew in the two signatures. I also sewed on a button with a long shank so that I could tie a ribbon around the book.

spine of half inch

In the inside I glued (actually double sided tape) a page from the kit on the inside of the covers.

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Here are some pictures of the inside. I used a 3-hole pamphlet stitch to sew in the signatures. I put a few eyelets in tags.

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And I did some sewing with my sewing machine on the sides of the pages.

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This is just a decorative element with a paper punch and sewing.

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I left plenty of space in the pages for writing or adding things.

junk journal with space for writing

Here’s the flip through:

2 thoughts on “Sewing-themed vintage junk journal

  1. Prekrasne 🙂

    Dňa nedeľa, 20. novembra 2016 The Mellow Miller napísal(a):

    > Margarete Miller posted: ” Sometimes I make journals and completely forget > to blog about them! That’s such a shame for me, because I spent a good deal > of time making these journals and there are some worthwhile things to > share. Well, better late than never. I made this back ” >

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