If the Focus Book workshop finishes early we’re going to make this journal structure…
Pamphlet Stitched Journal with Collaged Cover
I wanted a journal structure that used supplies most folks would have on hand and involved minimal, if any, sewing. It should be easy to assemble and easy to decorate (I, however, couldn’t stand it and decorated mine with a map and then tissue and stamps on top of that).
|Journal – Closed|
5 7/8″” x 6″ (closed)
5 7/8″ x 13″ (open)
One Signature – 6 sheets 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Pamphlet Stitch – 3 hole
File Folder cut in 1/2
3 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ text weight paper cut in half (my signatures were used envelopes)
– equalling 6 sheets for the signature plus an envelope.
Map cut to size for the inner envelope
Waxed linen thread and tapestry needle
Push Pin or Awl
Decorating supplies: maps, tissue paper, rubber stamps, magazine photos, color pencils
Cutting and Assembly specifics noted at bottom of post.
|Open Journal – Outside|
|Open Journal – Inside with sewn signature in place|
|Open Journal – Showing an envelope
made from a map sewn in with the signature.
|File folder cut in half – width wise at 5 7/8″
– cut according to this diagram.
If these instructions are as clear as mud – contact me.