Sunday, 13 August 2017

Fabric Art Book Journal

One day a couple of weeks ago I went al fresco in the garden which helped them dry!

Once completely dry, I added strips of fabric to the edges of the envelopes.

I made some little pillows to create the covers of the book.

Next I quilted them and turned over the edges. I decided to machine quilt them.

I arranged the individual pieces to create the front and back covers.

Then I sewed them together. This is going to be the front.

And this one the back, which is also now all sewn together.

I placed them next to each other and then sewed them together. 

Once the covers were completed I went through the pages and added images over addresses etc on the envies.

The completed book, this is the front with the signature now sewn in.

Inside front cover and first page.

A few of the inside pages with images sewn in.

Back page and inside of the back of the fabric cover.

Back cover with the signature sewn in.

And this is the whole book laid out flat showing the front and back fabric covers.

PaperArtsy have a theme of books this time around so I am entering this make.


Helen said...

fabulously bright and cheerful book, Sam. Love it.

craftytrog said...

A fantastic book Sam! Gorgeous colours and covers!

Anneke said...

Wow this is a fabulous project! Love the covers and inside pages, awesome!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great colourful project Sam!
Corrie x

chrissie said...

An amazing project Sam and so well made. You are very talented.

Love Chrissie xx

Sarah B said...

what an ingenious ideas - very colourful too xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Brilliant, love how the fabric looks and how you have pulled it all together! Fabulous project!

Sandie said...

So colourful and I love the sewn cover

Arty Beginnings said...

Wow - this is incredible, it is so detailed, it must have taken you an age - I love it. I also love the easy to follow explanation - thank you so much for sharing. One day I will attempt to use my sewing machine on my art! Rachel

Team Clark said...

This is so very cool! Wow! I love those pillow collages - how clever! The hand stitching looks great and the vibrant pages are a treat! Hugs, Autumn

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Absolutely stunning Sam. How lovely is the collage of fabrics and stamps and stitch on the cover. Fabulous idea and colours of the inside pages too. xx

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