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personalize a picture book for a baby gift!

Posted by ZanyDays from Twin Falls, Idaho, United States • Published See ZanyDays's 112 projects »
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  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used an old pair of my husband's jeans to make 4 rectangular scraps.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 2
    Step 2

    I cut two equally sized scraps of batting.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 3
    Step 3

    I cut my shapes out of some random scraps I have lying around.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 4
    Step 4

    I placed the shapes on the denim where I needed them to be. Be sure to position them around the 1/4 inch seam so that they don't get caught during sewing.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin and Sew

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 6
    Step 6

    Placement for sewing: Batting, denim right side up, denim right side down. Make certain that all of your edges are lined up. Missing an edge is so very annoying!

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew around the edge in a basting stitch, making certain to backstitch at the beginning and end. Leave on end open for turning.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 8
    Step 8

    Gently turn it right side out.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 9
    Step 9

    Top stitch around, folding under the edge you left open for turning.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stack the two pages on top of each other and sew straight down the middle, being careful to catch both pages. Use a denim needle since you are essentially stitching through 4 layers of denim and 2 layers of batting. It's rather thick.

  • How to make a journal. Personalized Picture Book - Step 11
    Step 11

    Enjoy!

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CO + K User

this really sweet!
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
im gonna be making one as a project at school these next weeks Happy
i like the idea! and nice book too Happy
ZanyDays
ZanyDays · Twin Falls, Idaho, US · 122 projects
Awesome! Have fun with it, the possibilities are endless!
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