journal cover - how to

journal cover, originally uploaded by mintyfresh.

I am a collector of notebooks. You name the size, or the brand, and I probably have a full or an empty one kicking around my house somewhere. When we move, there's at least one giant box always labeled "notebooks", so it's likely no surprise to anyone that my fabric stash would eventually come to this - notebook covers!

Using this fab tutorial from Kirin Notebook, I pulled some favourites from my stash (I love this bird print by Erin McMorris), and made me to-do @ work book just a little bit more fun!

The tutorial is easy, and requires just a sewing machine, a half-yard of fabric (or two fat quarters of one print each, depending on the size of the notebook you are covering), and a little bit of patience for turning things inside out.