The Accordian Journal
This is my favorite fabric journal so far that we have made in Sue Bleiweiss's More Journal Making Class.
I used two of my new Amy Butler Fabrics that I purchased at the quilt fair eariler this month.
This book has an accordian folded spine where I sewed in 3 felt envelopes or pockets that I made instead of using paper envelopes.
I made 3 books to insert in each pocket and voila, my journal is complete. I really like this structure as you can make as many booklets as you like and keep putting them into the jouranl to always have a new journal to work in.
Melanie is just putting the final touches on hers and I will show you pictures as soon as she is done.
I have been asked an excellent question about the sewing requirements for this class. I am a very beginner sewer. I have a sewing machine but really have only sewn in straight lines (sort of straight) and that is all I need to know for this class. The only sewing we have done is just finishing the edges of the journals all the way around which can also be done by hand.
The rest is just ironing the fabrics to the stiffener material with a fusible web.
Anyone who wants to take this class absolutely should!
Are you working on any projects right now? What are your favorite hobbies? Emmitt and I would love hear what you are up to. :)