Friday, April 5, 2013

Across the Pond April project...

The April project for the Across the Pond Sew-along is to make a notebook cover/holder.  This month's project was chosen by Susie from susiessunroom.  She has included links to several tutorials, and shows her own lovely version of the project.

I had made a sewing journal cover several months ago (see here), so decided this time to make a smaller version to fit a 6 x 4 spiral notebook.  Pinterest comes in handy when it comes to finding patterns, and I came across this tutorial for a shopping list holder.  Here is my version...

I found this beautiful line of fabric at an antique mall in a little sewing booth.  It's not an antique, and the price was right!
My project this morning...
...and this afternoon!  I had to put just a touch of  Zakka with the running stitch.  Opps...the button should be centered.  I don't know how I missed that during the process.  We'll just call it my own tweak to the design. :)

The center has two pockets and a pencil holder.  The triangular pocket could hold small notes or cards.

The back

Composition size on the left -- 6 x 4 notebook size on the right.
 I'll be posting my pictures on the Across the Pond Sew-along flickr page.


  1. These are so pretty! I love your fabrics and touch of Zakka!! I am going over to that link for the shopping list holder now! Thanks for some great additions to our list of tutorials!


  2. Very nice notebook holder. I love patchwork and what a good find with the fabrics.