July 5, 2010

Embroidery Project - - - faux hand bound notebook cover




This project is based on a simple Japanese bookbinding techinique which I learnt from Gemma Jones.

BT4 Notebook - Frankincense (for the senses)

I embroidered this vintage design some time ago & bound it using the Japanese binding method. I did feel a bit sorry that it's life span was going to be so short.

I've come up with a Japanese style embroidered cover which will have a much longer life expectancy & I thought that you clever stitchers might like to use the technique too. I think they make a fabulous gift idea.

Once you've completed the embroidery you'll need to assemble the cover. I put together a very simple fabric notebook cover tutorial last year which you might like to follow.

I look forward to seeing your covers popping up in the flickr group.


  1. What a fabulous idea! A lot of potential for adding your own design ideas, thank you for sharing this!

    Joey x

  2. These are so lovely and perfectly embroidered! The bird is so cute!

  3. What a wonderful tutorial!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

  4. What type of fabric is the white fabric? Because I used felt and it's really fat. What sort of fabric is that white?


  5. That's really cool. I love the look of that binding, but am intimidated by the thought of making sure the pages are all taut, and the binding holes even. This solves that! :D

  6. Hi Nicole.

    It's just an old hotel grade sheet!