cOttage jOtter tutorial

here it is!  our latest tutorial…

cOttage jOtter

cottage jotter1

need a little pick-me-up?  something pretty to toss in your satchel, overnight tote, or purse?  a little jotter for notes, ideas, quotes, patterns, and projects?  a small memento for your wedding party, weekend guests, or trip to the ocean?

well…we have just the thing for you!  our cOttage jOtter fits the bill…it is pretty, small, and wonderful!

what you need: 
1–5 x 8 1/2 inch scrap of fabric (we ripped it for an unhemmed, farmhouse edge.)
1–5 x 8 1/2 inch sheet of cardstock (i printed it with “This book belongs to________.”)
5–5 x 8 1/2 inch sheets of plain white paper
5–5 x 8 1/2 inch sheets of graph paper
2–7 inch pieces of ribbon

Lay the cardstock with printed side down and fabric print up.  Stitch around outside of paper…be sure to put the ribbon ends between the fabric and the paper at each end.


Fold in half to get the center. 4

Layer outer cover, plain paper, graph paper.


Stitch down crease…be sure to back stitch at each end to secure.


Using a boning tool or a pair of heavy metal scissors…crease.


ta da!


make your own or purchase 1 premade beauty in our etsy shoppe.  we do have kits if you like…just let me know and i’ll set up a listing for you.

poor sylvia…we’ve been so busy with this project and mom whipped up a couple jackets (yes, i typed jackets) that will be available in our etsy shoppe that she has been overlooked.  we’ll try and get back on track here!

have a wonderful weekend!  i’ll be posting info on the jacket and deets on Quilt MN 2013 Minnesota Glamping in Lower Mid-MN just as soon as it gets to me!

enjoy… april*mickey {sweetwater}


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