Stamped Fabric Covered Journals

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Stamped Fabric Covered Journals

Composition books make great journals and can be dressed up with a bit of simple fabric and these fun stamp designs from Fiskars new Simple Stick Repositionable Rubber Stamp collection. And the new designs mix nicely with several of the Clear Stamps designs that Fiskars previously released. For this project, I mixed and matched a variety of circles and flowers to create a patterned fabric sheet that I stitched to kraft cardstock to cover my composition books.


1. Start by cutting two pieces of kraft cardstock to cover the front and back of the composition book. Use the ¼ Round the Corner Squeeze Punch to curve two of the corners, like the composition book.

2. Cut 2 pieces of solid light colored fabric about ½ inch larger than the cardstock.

3. Use black ink and Fiskars Stamp Blocks to stamp designs on the fabric.


4. Once the design is complete and the ink is dry, lightly trace the shape of the cardstock cover onto the fabric with pencil.

5. Use decorative edge shears to cut ¼ inch inside the traced line.

6. Apply adhesive to the front of the cardstock – avoid the edges so as not to gum up the sewing machine – and press the fabric onto the cardstock.

7. Machine stitch around the fabric and cardstock twice. Hold the fabric in place as you stitch to avoid bunching.


8. Use the Eyelet Punch Tools to create holes to insert brads. Scatter them throughout the designs to add a little pop of color.


9. Next, apply adhesive to the back of the cardstock and press firmly onto the front of the composition book cover to complete the project.


Supply List

Colorful plain and decorative brads