I made a couple of journals this weekend using pages from a discarded 1959 Singer Sewing Book. For this one, I stitched together several pages for the front cover, used a red linen thread to bind it, and it is available in my Etsy shop:
This one is not for sale.
I saved the dedication from the original book and pasted it inside the front cover,
and used a page describing how to prepare yourself (listen up women!) for the sewing experience to line the back cover.