Hand Sewn Fabric Book

This weekend I needed a handmade book project to work on but wasn’t able to work in my studio. So I created a hand stitched fabric journal using fabric scraps and lots of embroidery floss inspired by the work of Teesha Moore. It has a very rustic, unfinished look, which is not my normal style, but it was very relaxing and fun to make.

How to Make a Fabric Journal Cover | Vintage Page Designs

I created lots of little square and rectangular pillows measuring 2-4″ using the method below.

I. I placed 2 pieces of fabric wrong sides together and stitched around 3 sides, inserted a little polyester fill and stitched up the 4th side.

How to Make a Fabric Journal Cover | Vintage Page Designs

2. I folded over the raw edges and hand stitched them with double thickness embroidery floss.

How to Make a Fabric Journal Cover | Vintage Page Designs

3. I quilted each pillow with doubled embroidery floss and large stitches. I covered another pillow, which I didn’t use in the book, with buttons.

How to Make a Fabric Journal Cover | Vintage Page Designs

4. I hand stitched the pillows together with #5 pearl cotton to create a front and back cover, and added a thin pillow and a button as a closure.

Handmade Fabric Journal | Vintage Page Designs

Here’s the back cover. All the pillows are a different size and don’t all fit together, hence the little window in the back (which I really like).Handmade Fabric Journal | Vintage Page Designs

Inside the book is a paper junk journal that I’ll show in another blog post.

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2 Thoughts on “Hand Sewn Fabric Book

  1. Cute and colorful book! Love!

  2. I like this, very creative!

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