I’m interested in SCM’s “Journaling a Year in Nature”. I’m wondering if anyone that has used it can tell me how well it held up over the course of a year? Specifically the cover and binding. If tossed in a backpack will it hold up without getting bent? Since I consider it a “keepsake” type of item I’d like a journal that will hold up. One of the things that draws me to it is the spiral binding so it can be fully flipped back when used. Thank you.cedargirlParticipant
We just ordered these and I am very happy with the thick laminated cover. We too, plan for having them as keepsakes so I am sewing simple slip covers for them to guard against dog-earing. That will make carting them in our baskets or backpacks safer. I am “detail-oriented” that way. Others may use another word for it, ha! But I just love how the books are laid out and the helpful suggestions in them!alphabetikaParticipant
Cedargirl, that’s a great idea! I, too, am pleased with the quality of cover and pages, but it would be helpful to have an extra cover on the, um, cover.cedargirlParticipant
ha, ha! Yes, it does sound funny. This is my plan:
cut 4 13″x15″ pieces
I am using fabric from 2 quilting cotton fat quarters, and the lining pieces from old dresses we have out grown.
Sew outer pieces right sides facing together wit 1/4″ seam on 15″, 13″, then 15″ sides. Repeat with the lining pieces right sides facing.
Press a 1/2″seam along bag opening of each piece with right side folded over the wrong side. Turn outer bag right sides out. Fit liner bag inside outer bag. Pin edges together at seams and a few mor spots. Sew 1/4″ edging around the top of the bag. Optional to stitch in bottom corners of the 13″ seamed bottom as to anchor the fabrics together.
This is a bag to slide the Nature journal in spiral binding FIRST. Fold excess over to close it. The flap over could be made longer if you wish, just increase the 15″ cut length to a longer length. I didn’t want to muck with a draw string or buttons etc. Will test pattern when I can!
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