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How to sew a traveler's notebook journal cover by Sewspire

How to sew a laminated traveler’s notebook journal cover

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How to sew a traveler's notebook journal cover by Sewspire
How to sew a traveler’s notebook journal cover by Sewspire

Today I am here to show you how to sew a laminated traveler’s notebook / journal cover. For this project you will need two pieces of laminated cotton fabric which measure 9.25″ x 8″ for the pockets and two pieces of laminated cotton fabric which measure 9.25″ x 12.5″ for the body panels; plus, two pieces of 1/4″ elastic which measure 11″ long.

The notebooks which fit in this measure 5.5″ x 8.25″. If you would like to create a custom cover to fit your specific notebooks you will add 1.5″ to the width of your notebook when it is open and laying flat on the countertop and 1″ to the height. The pockets will measure the same height as your body panels by 8″ wide.

I will be back soon with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S.┬áIn this week’s studio update, I announce the winners of last week’s giveaway as well as the results of our sewing machine survey. I hope you enjoy both video segments and will subscribe to the Sewspire YouTube channel:

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How to Sew A Removable Zippered Flanged Pillow Slipcover by Sewspire

How to sew removable zippered flanged pillow slipcover

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire!

As a continuation of our 2017 Spring Slipcover Series I am here to show you how to sew a removable zippered flanged pillow slipcover.

To make two pillow covers, you will need a half yard each of two coordinating fabrics, two 16″ pillow forms and two 14″ zippers.

Cut two 18″ x 18″ squares from the fabric that will be featured on the front of your cover.

Cut two 18″ x 15″ rectangles and two 18″ x 6″ rectangles from the fabric that will be featured on the back of your cover.

I will be back soon with another fun slipcover project.

Until then…the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,
Andrea

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Inspired Project #9: Travel Desktop Organizer

Welcome to Sewspire Inspired Project #9! Today I have a big sewing project to share with you thanks to our sponsor Watermelon Wishes!

Are you ready for this? Have you been practicing the skills we’ve learned in Projects 1 through 8? I hope so!

If not, no worries, I have created a comprehensive easy to follow 30 minute video tutorial that will guide you step by step through this creation process. Remember, you can pause the video, rewind and replay at any point and I am always available to answer your questions. Just leave a comment below.

Below are full size images of the supplemental guides which are also included in the video:

Material & Supply List

Pattern Key

Pressing Guide Page 1

Pressing Guide Page 2

I hope you enjoy the project and will share it will your friends and family because creative people are happy people and the world needs more happiness!

Until next week…HAPPY SEWING to you and lots of love!

Andrea