Monday, September 6, 2010

Embroidered Selvage Notebook


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An embroidered, selvage, mod podged composition book.
(That's a long name so I am just calling it My Notebook)

It's made up of things I am loving right now, embroidery and selvages.

I made the embroidery using a white fat quarter with a design in the fabric and lots of these little guys in that jar.

Find the printable for the thread bobbins here at Wild Olive.

See the pattern in the fabric.
This was not the fabric that I used for this project
(that is lost somewhere in my scary scrap basket- see below)

And the embroidery floss are just so much cuter with that printable.

So here is what I started with.

I do not have pictures of how I attached the selvages to the embroidery but I just cut the embroidery fabric to a square that would fit nicely on the composition book.

I sewed it onto the scrap linen napkin.

Then I added a brown/white polka dot border.

Then I started sewing on the selvages.

I found Mod Podge for Fabric at Joanns the other day and picked it up. 

It worked nicely for this project.

I made sure to have enough fabric to overlap on the back side of the cover of the notebook and mod podged them down.

(then I covered this with brown cardstock - see below)

This is the back, I used this tutorial from Char @ Crap I've Made
to complete the back.

I used the Mod Podge Fabric to seal the fabric to the notebook.

Overlapped the edges to the inside cover, again sealed with Mod Podge Fabric.

The added some brown cardstock to cover the back.

Finished back of notebook.

And here it is all done!


Bonnie said...

I've seen many composition book decorated... but this is by far the best yet!

jojo said...

merci c est genial bises jojo

Mollie. said...

oh my goodness. I LOVE this composition book! I've covered them with different kinds of things, but I can't wait to try this!

Sassy Sites! said...

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C.R.A.F.T. said...

that is beautiful and so creative! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this!! I KNEW there was something I could do with those selvages, I just couldn't picture what!! Thank you so much!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

Sorry it took me like 4 years to come over and take a look.


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog today off One Pretty Thing. Let me say that your notebook is definitely One Pretty Thing! I love it!