Friday, August 27, 2010

"Create" Journal Cover: Part 2

 

 

 

 


Because I intended this cover for use with a standard composition notebook, rather than a hardback book...

...I had made the resist somewhat wider this time.

Big mistake!!

It turns out that a very slightly wider resist would have been plenty...

...and I had to get out the rotary cutter and perform some surgery!

After cutting and removing the 'offending extra felt'...

...I sewed the cover back together (using my sewing machine).

You really don't notice the seam all that much...

...since it's right on the journal's spine.

Because of the unfortunate cotton layout and rescue...

...some areas of the cover were too thin, and I had to hand-sew felt patches to some of them for reinforcement.

Suffice it to say that no one is going to see the inside of this cover but me...

...since from the outside, it doesn't look half bad! Grin.



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1 comment:

Trudis Felt said...

You did a very good surgery! If I make a book cover I always make the resist 2/3 bigger. So if my book is 15 by 20, the resist must be 25 by 33. But in between the walking and felting you have to check now and than. If not you have to buy a smaller notebook ;-)
Enjoy your felting today!
Love from Trudis