Applique Journal Cover

Use your scraps to make these pretty applique journal covers. They are so quick and easy to make – great as gifts for your friends and family, or just to keep for yourself!


To make the largest journal cover pictured, A5
  1. AccuQuilt GO! Big or GO! Fabric Cutter
  2. AQ55007 GO! Round Flower
  3. A5 notebook or journal
  4. Assorted scraps for applique Half a meter background fabric
  5. Batting scraps
  6. Fusible Web
  7. Sewing Machine
  8. Matching Sewing Thread
  9. General Sewing Tools

Cutting Instructions:

  1. From background fabric cut (2) 9 ½” x 18” rectangles
  2. From batting cut (1) 9 ½” x 18” rectangle
  3. Apply fusible web to the wrong side of your selected fabric scraps, and use AQ55007 to cut out:
    • (1) large flower, (1) inside flower, (1) each large and small circle, and (2) leaves

Sewwing Instructions:

All seams are ¼” unless otherwise specified.
  1. Take one of the 9 ½” x 18” rectangles and wrap it around your journal, with flaps inside the journal:
  1. Arrange the applique pieces on the front. When happy with the placement, take out the journal, then press them to the fabric:
  1. Using your favourite method of applique, sew the shape to the cover fabric.
  2. Take the other 9 ½” x 18” rectangle and place it right sides together with the applique rectangle. Place them on the batting.
  3. Sew around all three layers, leaving a gap of about 4” for turning.
  4. Snip the corners and turn. Press.
  5. Centre the journal inside the cover and fold the flaps inside again. Finger press, then take the journal out and pin the flaps to the cover.
  6. Top stitch 1/8” around the whole cover, securing the flaps in place and closing the turning gap:
  1. Press again and put your journal in!
  2. To make covers for different size notebooks and journals, measure and apply the following “formula”:

    • Height of notebook + 1”
    • Width of notebook + 5”

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