Stitched Bare Basics journal

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 02 Jun, 2016

Add a splash of colour to your kraft journal cover with a length of bight twine and an Xcut Hole Punch... The Bare Basics Journal is a great blank canvas to decorate, whether it’s for yourself or as a handmade gift! Perfect to use for lists, as a notebook, or even as a mini scrapbook, these journals are certainly a handy product to have.

1. Position a triangle from the Papermania Geometric Neon Stencils, in the bottom right-hand corner of the journal cover. Punch holes into each corner of the triangle using the Xcut Hole Punch. Move the stencil along to the left, overlapping the triangles as you go along the bottom. Start to work upwards as you gradually fill in the space. Make each line one triangle shorter to create a diagonal design.

2. Thread a large eye needle with twine and knot the end. Starting at the bottom right-hand corner, stitch in and out of all the holes to create your design. Knot off when you start to run out and continue with a new thread as required.

3. Stamp a sentiment onto a Bare Basics tag. As you approach the top of the stitched design, thread the tag onto a stitch to secure it to the front of the journal.

Project and how-to instructions by Amy Surey. Project originally published in issue 69 of docrafts Creativity magazine. We love seeing your makes. Share them with us on Facebook or hashtag your project on Twitter or Instagram with #docrafts.

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