I’m a huge fan of repurposing fabric for a quick sewing project. This one was a quick sew for my journal pouch. When I say quick, I literally mean fold the fabric to your desired size (trim as needed), then sew two straight lines for the closure, and then sew on the fabric ties at the center edge so you can wrap around the entire pouch. The lace edging was already on the towel, so that was a plus!
After a quick sew…DIY accomplished!
The fabric of choice was a towel I purchased a while back from JoAnn’s fabric in their clearance area. I love the mustard and cream floral design, and most of all the quote on it that says ENJOY THE NOW. Ah, how I love that!
The journals I’ve been using a lot lately are from Heidi Swapp’s Storyline Chapter notebooks. They are the best size that I have found with paper that isn’t too flimsy. I tried the Moleskine notebooks, but the paper was either too thick or too thin. Yes, I’m that picky and concerned about this 🙂
I would share with you what I have inside and the papers I’ve glued, taped, and stuffed, notes from poems, quotes, scripture, photos from interesting Pinterest finds, and memos that I write from my collected thoughts so I don’t forget. Most importantly, these notebooks contain my work, and I’m rather too shy to share with you for now, plus some of it is private.
Until then, I hope this inspires you to create your own fabric journal pouch. Cheers!