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Making a Jeans Pocket Journal


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March 20, 2020

Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocketl - finished bound journal with ribbons tied to spiral bindingThis fun journal is for writing and even stores pencils or pens!

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Total Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • chip board or heavy cardboard
  • 1 jeans pocket
  • cardstock
  • pieces of ribbon
  • fabric for outside and inside
  • notebook paper cut to fit
  • flower decor, buttons, etc.
  • glue

Steps:

  1. Cut two pieces of chipboard to the size of desired journal cover and back.
    Cut two pieces cardstock, 1/2" smaller than chipboard cover and back.
  2. Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - chipboard and cardstock cut
     
  3. Cut two pieces of fabric for front and back of chipboard, 1 1/2" larger than size of chipboard. Sew around three sides of the jeans pocket to the front piece of fabric, leaving the top open. Make or purchase decor for the front of your journal cover. I used drier sheets cut into three different size circles and used a spray paint mist to color. Sew a button in the center. Use two silk flower leaves. Glue flower and leaves onto cover.
  4. Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - coloring the dryer sheet circles, mist bottle, leaves, and button above the circles
     
    Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - pocket with dryer sheet flower sewn to front piece of fabric
     
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  5. Glue fabric to chip board. Glue scrapbook paper (optional) to cardstock.
    Glue inside front to front cover and glue inside back to back cover.
  6. Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - glue fabric to chipboard, folding in the edges
     
    Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - white cardstock on top of pink back fabric
     
    Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - view of front cover before the flower added
     
    Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - pink fabric back cover
     
  7. Cut notebook paper to desired size.
  8. Making a Journal with a Jeans Pocket - notebook pages
     
  9. Bind (at Staples or Office Max, etc.) journal pages with a clear plastic sheet or cardstock to front cover and back cover. Glue these pages to front and back cover. Add pieces of ribbon to binding for an additional touch.
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