I follow (loosely) the blog Sketchbook Challenge. It is a great source of inspiration (and intimidation). Several months ago I noticed the instructions (pdf file) for creating a fabric journal from Sue Bleiweiss. Here is my first attempt at creating a handmade fabric journal. It’s purple, so of course I mailed it to @purplesque.
Here is the base of the journal with the fabric fused to the pelmet vilene, bound, and pressed.
Here it is folded, prior to adding the paper.
I wasn’t sure how to do the closure. Will have to get more creative if I make another one. I sent two options: elastic gold ribbon
or tied with more purple ribbon.