Tweed Journal Cover

Harris Tweed Journal Notebook Cover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I had planned on making a bag and writing a new pattern last week.  Except last week was fraught with frustration concerning a simple industry-standard modification that I wanted done to my web hosting account.  After 3 days of continuous circulatory, nonsensical conversation with tech support, I decided to move my account to another company altogether.  This was long overdue. Working over the weekend with the wonderful support group of this new company, my websites were moved to their new home.

 

By Monday though, I was in need of a break. 

 

 

Harris Tweed Journal Notebook Cover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

This is the set of tweed cloth I got from Isle of Harris.  By the way, photos do not do Harris Tweed justice.  There is so much texture and detail in the weaves, it really needs to be experienced in person. 

I want to make a larger work out of this, but on Monday I wanted to work on something incredibly simple.  So, I made a cover for my travel notebook using one of these pieces.

 

 

Harris Tweed Journal Notebook Cover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I like my bags, covers, etc. to have lining and not have the raw edges show.  After choosing the lining and the inside cover fabrics to complement the outer tweed and figuring out the measurements, I finished this cover in no time. 

 

 

Harris Tweed Journal Notebook Cover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Originally I wanted to save the labels for the larger projects.  My husband, however, insisted that I sew the label on this cover.  I am glad he did.  As I had already finished making the cover, I used Heat ‘N Bond to secure the label on the cover, which worked very well.

 

 

Harris Tweed Journal Notebook Cover | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I love the A6 format notebooks for my travel planning. It’s a great size to pop into my bag/backpack along with a map, and I don’t have to carry the heavy travel book everywhere with me. My little travel notebooks get exposed to all sorts of rough-and-tumble weather conditions.  Now they will be more protected.  Also, it seems fitting that  they now have a cover made from material that I got while travelling.  I know I will be making more of these.

 

-Soma

 

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31 thoughts on “Tweed Journal Cover

  • Kate August 26, 2018 at 13:15

    Durable and beautiful! You picked a great choice for your journal cover.

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  • Ness August 25, 2018 at 11:08

    I love Harris Tweed items. I actually thought it was one you had bought when I first saw the photo. I should have known better than you made it!

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  • Fred August 25, 2018 at 10:52

    What a beautiful idea! I love it!

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  • Lisa Isabella Russo August 24, 2018 at 14:45

    Oh it’s beautiful, I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen that fabric in person, but it looks lovely! Congratulations on transferring your websites.

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  • Kelly Anne Rothaermel August 24, 2018 at 08:07

    Tweeds are amazing! However too hot to wear where I live! I need to go on vacation to Scotland.

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  • Bernie August 22, 2018 at 07:06

    Soma, this is lovely. The plaid is so pretty – Perfect use for a bit of this fabric. The label looks great too.
    Working on the technical side of blogging can be so frustrating so I am glad to hear you were able to work toward a solution. No fun there!

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  • Valerie-Jael August 22, 2018 at 01:40

    I love Harris tweed, I have a treasure jacket made from it. Your journal cover is wonderful. Sorry you had some annoyance but hope things are now back to normal. Valerie

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  • Christine August 21, 2018 at 11:55

    This looks so professional, beautiful!

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  • Carol August 21, 2018 at 08:53

    Lovely cover!

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  • Sue H August 21, 2018 at 03:46

    That has got to be one of the most beautiful travel journals I’ve ever seen!

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  • Angie August 20, 2018 at 20:32

    Very unique – you are sure to get a lot of compliments on this any time you pull it out in public!

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  • Marie-OR August 20, 2018 at 20:05

    Oh I just love the tweed! It made a wonderful journal cover.

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  • heARTsCreations August 20, 2018 at 16:35

    Very, Very classy!

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  • Su-sieee! Mac August 19, 2018 at 21:16

    I like your tweeds. What is it about plaids that are so comforting? I haven’t thought about covering a book since school days a long time ago. I almost want to. :-)

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  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare August 19, 2018 at 13:47

    This is a beautiful cover. I have subscribed by email because although I was subscribed by email before I didn’t get this post (unless I somehow lost it on my phone on holiday but I don’t think so). I would find it a big bonus if you had a ‘home’ or ‘blog’ tab to take me to your latest post. I mention that because after the email subscription (which took me to a different page) I had some difficulty finding this post again and others may find the same if they hop about your blog whilst visiting :)

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  • Kate August 19, 2018 at 09:02

    Who is hosting you new site?

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  • Bonnie in Va August 18, 2018 at 10:08

    Great idea. The tweed itself is just beautiful— hum, I really like the blue and purple ones in the group shot. I’ve never though to using some of my wool as covers for notebooks. Lovely idea.

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  • Izzy August 18, 2018 at 05:16

    Gorgeous fabric and such a fun way to cover a notebook! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF!

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  • Julie August 18, 2018 at 03:06

    This tweed is beautiful, I have some scraps of similar tweed somewhere in my stash, note book covers are a lovely idea for using them, thanks.

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  • Karen August 17, 2018 at 23:42

    Very stylish journal cover.

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  • Lady Fi August 17, 2018 at 22:58

    Very nice – and unusual too!

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  • Tammie August 17, 2018 at 14:27

    Your journal cover is beautiful!
    The wools are lovely and I do wish I could touch them ;-)

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  • Cheryl Brickey August 17, 2018 at 13:52

    What beautiful fabric and such texture! This is a wonderful project to use the textile in as you get to see it and work with it each time you use the book.

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  • Mary August 17, 2018 at 10:45

    I love this and the little label on the front is absolutely perfect. The lining goes so well with the cover fabric. Great choice.

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  • Cheryl Parker August 17, 2018 at 07:09

    Cute cover. I really need to make me one.

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  • Kim Sharman August 17, 2018 at 04:54

    Your have some gorgeous Harris tweeds there, Soma. The cover you stitched is a lovely one. I wonder what you will imagine with all those other fabulous tweeds?

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  • Laurel August 16, 2018 at 22:53

    You have a fantastic idea! Harris tweed would also make a wonderful laptop/device cover. Thank you!

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  • Susie August 16, 2018 at 16:20

    Wow…. a beautiful coverl AND a keepsake all in one! I do agree that that label is the cherry on top!!! These tweeds are gorgeous. So intense!
    Susie

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  • Dixie August 16, 2018 at 10:11

    So nice that you now have a great service provider.
    I really like your journal cover. And, my, what a wonderful array of Harris tweeds!

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  • krislovesfabric August 16, 2018 at 08:03

    So pretty! Reminds me of my husband’s kilt though his tartan is greens and gray and orange. Good to see you working in wool! :)

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  • Susan August 16, 2018 at 07:41

    I like the cover. Those tweeds are beautiful

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