Years ago I found some upholstery swatch books in a thrift store. I've been hoarding them ever since, which not unusual for me. I have oodles of fabric, ribbon, paper, beads, sequins, stickers, magazine images...and so on. I even kept the extra wooden reeds from when I cut the length of my roman shades. I must have 150 sticks in my attic. What I am going to do with them all I don't know, but you never know when you might need a stick for a project!
Anyhow, I thought I would finally put to use all the little scraps of upholstery fabric by making journal covers with them.
I sew all the scraps together and sew a lining on the other side, taking care to remember to include the elastic loop on the back for the button closure. It's a real nuisance if you forget this step as you have to rip out the stitches to slip the elastic in between the cover and liner and sew it back together. Not that I am speaking from experience. ;)
Here are some of the pages:
I am making some fabric journals to share and will post the link when they are ready in my Etsy shop.
Here is one ready to ship! https://www.etsy.com/listing/251497590/travel-or-art-journal-with-upholstery