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Summer Sew Along Finish

September 28, 2011

I was inspired by Rachel’s post earlier in the summer to make this journal cover as the final project in my sew along. Jennifer Pagnelli’s instructions for making a Covered Journal can be found here. You will need to piece together your scraps into a 15″ x 30″ piece to use as the journal cover. This is a great chance to work on your improvisational piecing! I used a piece of leftover cotton batting as the lining instead of the flannel the instructions call for. And I skipped the tie.

You can find these composition books (which are a standard size) at the dollar store.

So here’s the final line-up from our six week sew-along, starting with 4.5 yards of fabric, some insul-bright and 1 yard of coordinating solid:

That’s seven projects in six weeks, with a few leftover bits.

I think I can make another mug rug or maybe a hot pad from the pieces on the right, and I’ll probably make a few stacking trees from last year’s challenge with the rest. You can find the links for all the projects here. If you’ve been following along, I hope you’ve had fun. And if you haven’t, there’s lots of time to get some sewing done for Christmas. There are even a few fabric bundles still left in the shop.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2011 3:30 pm

    Thanks for this series! I’ve really enjoyed the posts and have added some of them to my to-do list for Christmas! Great tutorials!

  2. November 1, 2011 10:09 pm

    This is so cute! I love it! Would you mind linking this post with my Created for Christmas link party? Others would love this too! It’s over at

    Thank you so much!

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