Journal Cover PDF Pattern EASY Instructions-Tutorial to Cover any Album or Notebook

Journal Cover PDF Pattern EASY Instructions-Tutorial to Cover any Album or Notebook



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6 page pdf pattern with lots of color photos


EASY instructions in a PDF pattern file for a Journal Cover. You can cover any album or notebook with this DIY tutorial.

Cover any album or notebook with these easy instructions. The PDF tutorial is a step by step guide to making a journal cover!

This pattern teaches you how to make a fabric cover for a memo pad, dollar store photo album, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook – almost anything! Use up your scrap fabrics to make your stuff fun and make wonderful gifts!!

To make the cover, you will need:
~ a fat quarter (18” x 22”) of fabric for a journal up to 6” x 8”, ½ yard for anything bigger
~ a small piece of contrasting fabric, if desired
~ ½ yard of fusible interfacing* (1/2 yard for a larger journal)
*I use heavyweight (Pellon Décor Bond) iron-on interfacing.


You will download the pdf file after your payment is processed. You will receive an email from Etsy with download instructions!

You will need Adobe Reader to open the pattern. This is available for free download on

The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell journals at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit Sid’s In Stitches as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.

You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the journal cover, not the journal cover itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a super simple 6-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers! Fabric is cut with a rotary cutter (there are no pattern pieces) or by measurement.

Please convo me if you have any questions.

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern


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Rhonda Merrell Mar 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This pattern turned out great! It took me a little time & a message to the seller to figure out one of the steps but all in all it was pretty easy to assemble. I will make more for myself and for gifts. :)

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Candy May 8, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Love this pattern! So easy to follow and very functional. I even added Velcro straps on the sides of the unicorn purse so my granddaughter could carry her Barbie dolls. Thank you!!

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Sheryl Grace May 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This pattern was extremely easy to follow! The pictures are great and the explanations are very helpful! Very impressed with this. I have almost finished my purse. The part that takes the longest is getting everything cut out and interfaced. The rest went very quickly!

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Bette and CJ May 1, 2020

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