Introduction: Embroidered Journals
Journals are meant to be personal, so why not create your own personal journal. I made my own by embroidering its cover and stitch binding it myself. Have a look:
Step 1: You Will Need
Paper – printer paper for inner sheets and card paper for the cover (I used a4 size paper)
Embroidery threads and needles
Step 2: Draw Cubes
This design is a Japanese Sashiko design. To start draw a cube pattern to the front cover.
Step 3: Vertical Stitch
Then embroider vertically as shown. This pattern follows ABBABBA.
Step 4: Horizontal Stitch
For the horizontal stripes follow the pattern ABBABAABABB.
To add some colour to the design I made some small crosses at the center.
Step 5: Time for Binding
Once the cover is ready lay the inner sheet on the cover page so that the design is facing away from the inner sheets.
Step 6: Pierce Holes
Pierce seven holes through the sheets.
Step 7: Binding Stitch
Bind the pages to the cover, as shown the in the images.
Step 8: Carry It Around
I similarly created another cover with a white light bulb.
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