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Project three mini journal

Hello everyone

Hope you are well and keeping busy! Here is project three for the mini journal, some sweet wildflowers with a quote. You are welcome to use your own quote and of course your own colours. You can download the pattern here.

HOW TO START STITCHING YOUR PAGES

There has been some confusion as to how to stitch and assemble your pages for your mini journal, so I am going to address this here. If you have just joined us you can find the instructions for your mini journal here. I am stitching along with you so I cannot show you the completed journal at this stage but it will all come together beautifully in the end!

  1. Cut out your fabric.

The first thing you need to do is cut out a piece of fabric large enough to trace 2 x facing pages for your journal (as explained in the instructions) and then trace/transfer your outline on to each page. It is a good idea to trace the stitching lines as well so that when it comes to sewing up the pages they are all uniform and you have a guide to sew along. It is best to use a ruler and pencil for these – This is all provided in your instructions.

Cut fabric. Trace page outlines, sewing allowance and project outline on to fabric. Make sure you have enough allowance around the edges to mount your hoop comfortably.

2. Mount in a hoop

The second thing you need to do is mount one page and design in to a hoop and stitch the design. When the embroidery is complete you can remove it from the hoop and stitch the design on the other page. Now you will have one double page (facing pages) complete. You can put store these somewhere for now and move on to the next page. Each week I give you the project for one of the facing pages. (hint you can roll up the extra fabric for the other page and tack it in place to keep it out the way whilst stitching)

roll up extra fabric and tack in place temporarily. Remove tacking when complete.

3. Sew up pages

Once all the embroidery is done, you will have completed a total of 6 facing pages, we will assemble them. Each page will go back to back with vilene/interfacing in between as explained in your instructions. You will sew around the edges and turn inside out.

Vilene shown in pale pink for clarity.

4. Assemble pages

You will now have 3 (double) pages with embroidery on both sides. These will be assembled in order of the designs and then you will sew done the centre of all the pages and through the cover. I will address this once all the embroidery is done so for now all you need to do is concentrate on stitching each project.

Till next time wherever you are in the world keep smiling and happy stitching.

Trish

25 thoughts on “Project three mini journal”

  1. Am enjoying gathering all the threads etc so have a bit to catch up. Could you tell me please whether you have a lining piece behind the embroidery or is iit just the single piece of fabric. Thank you.
    Ada

  2. Hi Trish,
    I’m new to this type of embroidery – do you split stitch around all the flowers/leaves to outline them in all 3 projects?

    Thank you,
    Susan

  3. Hello Trish I started something similar last year with a friend, our purpose was a needlebook but our embroidery became our favourite work pieces too good to just use as a needlebook, I am going to add some of these designs, as well as some of your miniature designs from your new book due in July. Thank you so much for all your tutorials and such beautiful work to copy from, much appreciated.
    Marianne W

  4. Trish – these are absolutely adorable! got me back into hand embroidery after many years in something else!!!!! Thank you!

  5. thank you sooooo much for these wonderful gifts and brilliant ideas. this is so kind of you ! stay well and take care !

  6. Me pone muy feliz encontrarla en mi charola de correo electrónico. Muchas gracias por su valioso obsequio y por su generosidad. Es usted admirable.

  7. Any tips on stitching letters so they look nice? And what kind of pen works best for drawing on the fabric? Thanks!

  8. Ohh Trish, this is utterly adorable! I will not be able to join the stitch-a-long immediately, but I have saved the patterns and look forward to stitching these lovely designs when I’m up-to-date with my current project. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and also the page assembly instructions. I’ll bookmark this for later. Thank you again and stay safe and well! 🙂

  9. I cannot find a message for pattern 2. Not sure where I missed it. Where might I find it now? I only have 1 and 3. Thanks

  10. Trish, thank you for this project…and others. My beloved husband died suddenly and unexpectedly a month ago, and the threads and needles have become a lifeline.

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