Monday, 23 October 2017

Eileen Hull's Fabulous Journal Die




I thought I'd have a try at cutting out Eileen Hull's Journal Die in faux leather, and extending it to create pockets on the inside.


So after a little careful measuring (ahem none at all) I worked out that if you folded the fabric just inside of the cutting line of the journal outer edge (opposite side to the spine), you could create an extra flap of fabric.


Join the spine in the normal way, and then either sew or in this case I just glued down the top and bottom edges to create pockets.


I threaded three elastics through the spine for my three local travel guides. Now when my visitors want to head off and explore, they have local maps of the area all in one place, along with a couple of inside pockets for tickets etc.







You could also used a lighter weight fabric and slip a piece of card inside the pocket to strengthen it.

Elizabeth x

7 comments:

Jenny Marples said...

Brilliant! So easy to do and so effective when it's done. LOVE the final look of this beautiful journal cover. Thank you so much for sharing xxx

Dorothy said...

Excellent!!! Thank you!

Cec said...

Very clever and very smart looking!

Redanne said...

So, so beautiful Elizabeth, it looks like real leather! xx

Lisa H said...

Love it! I think your guests will really appreciate this. =)

Paula Miller said...

Thank you for sharing another clever way to adapt the Jounral die. Love the faux leather

Margaret Mifsud said...

A very clever adaptation! Love this idea and your journal cover is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.