Large Fabric Covered Journals

A recent addition to my PrairiePeasant Etsy shop is larger fabric covered journals. I was inspired the need to make a journal for a silent auction donation and by some Asian inspired fabrics I've been hoarding, including these gorgeous fabrics brought from Japan, a birthday gift last year from my friend Erin:

and these lovelies, a gift from my friend Heather:

and a few others that I purchased at a quilt show a few years ago (with the intention of using them for books, not quilts!):

I decided to make larger, more substantial books, so these ones measure 23 x 15 cm (9 x 6”). I used one of two types of speckled/flecked office paper for the pages, and bound them with a longstitch binding. Here's the first one I made for the donation to the silent auction, and it has now gone to a good home!

I usually have design advice from my kids and husband on pairing inside and outside fabrics to the thread colours and the vintage buttons. These journals are available in my Etsy shop here:


  1. They are all so beautiful and colourful! Terrific fabric choices for books and quilts... but mostly books :D

  2. The Japanese fabrics are fabulous and the folded over simplicity of the journal design works so well with them.

  3. Thank you all for your comments and kind words!


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