I'd bought these fabrics from the Authentic collection by Sweetwater for Moda, about 12 years ago. Goodness only knows what I'd originally planned to make with them, but they were perfect for teaming up with The Write Stuff pattern. I'm a huge fan of ByAnnie patterns, and this one is easily adapted to fit journals of other sizes - although the pattern has instructions for 3 different sizes, the ones we have here in the UK are different to ones from the US. This folder was adapted to hold an A4 notepad. There's a large zippered, quilted pocket on the front of the cover. I used ByAnnie Soft and Stable for the main body of the folder, but substituted it for a piece of Pellon H630 for the front pocket to eliminate bulk. The front pocket was layered and quilted very simply in straight rows, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide...
...inside the folder there are pockets for slipping a journal inside and also for storing other documents. There's also a bookmark attached to the lining...
...I used sew-in magnets on the flap closure, and added a large vintage button on the top of the flap to cover the stitches. As you can see from the pictur below, teh main body of the folder was machine quilted in a simple cross hatch design. I'd marked the pattern out with a Clover Hera marker in a grid of 1.5" squares...
...and here's the completed journal cover. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out - itwa sinitially going to be a gift, but I'm deliberating over whether to keep it for myself!
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