The 50 Book Project: #3 Simple Longstitched Felt Journal

Welcome to week 3 of The 50 Book Project. This week I made what I thought was going to be a quick and easy binding: a simple long stitched book. I followed this long stitch tutorial by Erica Munoz and chose for the cover material a piece of navy felted wool.

 

Simple Long Stitch Journal with Felt Cover and Buttons

The felted wool was tricky to work with because it was hard to mark the sewing stations on the dark fabric. Full disclosure – some of the stitching didn’t quite line up 🙁 So to remedy the uneven appearance of the spine I cinched the center two sections and sewed on buttons.  I sewed on a decorative button on the flap and two snaps as the closure.

Simple Long Stitch Journal with Felt and Buttons

 

Details

Size: 6″H x 4.5″W x 1″D
Materials: felted wool, Mohawk Superfine paper, embroidery floss, buttons
Binding: Longstitch binding
References: Tutorial by Erica Munoz

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One Thought on “The 50 Book Project: #3 Simple Longstitched Felt Journal

  1. A happy accident that looks great. Love the buttons!

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