How to Make a Journal Cover From a Suede Jacket: New One Minute Video


For many of us, our normal days have been temporarily halted.

It would be so interesting, for the sake of history, if we kept journals of what life is like now and what we learn through these unprecedented times. Each of our individual perspectives are important when recording our experiences.

Keeping a journal is also a wonderful way to clear your mind or help you to destress. Writing each day can also be a great tool for self-improvement or just a way to keep track of important events. Even though we can’t travel right now, you could make one to document your future travel adventures.

To source the suede for this project, I used an unwanted suede jacket that had been hanging around the thrift store for awhile.

(I got some comments on Facebook about destroying a perfectly good jacket for this but let me assure you, I only buy the unwanted, on-sale items. We all know what happens to the unsold thrift store clothing… on to the landfill they go. Plus, I have another project for you that uses the rest of this jacket.)

Click here for the entire step-by-step photo tutorial.

We are all in this together.

Beth

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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10 Responses to How to Make a Journal Cover From a Suede Jacket: New One Minute Video

  1. Mary R. says:

    Wow!! What a great recycling project!!

  2. Abbey says:

    You know what makes this even more amazing than repurposing something that would otherwise be dumped? This colour is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  3. shellflower says:

    Great idea to make a cute journal cover and journal about these wild times. Cute photos, too!

  4. Val Baggaley says:

    Oh thank you for your kind words. I am going to make and keep a diary like this! I might even have some suede in my stash…

    On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 8:03 AM The Renegade Seamstress wrote:

    > The Renegade Seamstress posted: “For many of us, our normal days have been > temporarily halted. It would be so interesting, for the sake of history, if > we kept journals of what life is like now and what we learn through these > unprecedented times. Each of our individual perspectives are i” >

  5. Linda Crafton says:

    On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 10:03 AM The Renegade Seamstress wrote:

    > The Renegade Seamstress posted: “For many of us, our normal days have been > temporarily halted. It would be so interesting, for the sake of history, if > we kept journals of what life is like now and what we learn through these > unprecedented times. Each of our individual perspectives are i” >

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