Brainy Icons Journal Cover

by Tari Intardonato

How to make a brainy icons journal





  • Large Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Embroidery snips

Embroidery Designs:



Cut and Prepare Fabric:

  • Fat Quarter (1)
    • Cut 1 piece, 11” x 15” (front)
    • Cut 2 pieces, 10” x 11” (book flaps)
  • Fat Quarter (2)
    • Cut 1 piece 10” x 11” (back cover)
    • Cut 1 piece 10” x 16½” (lining)
  • FiberForm, cut 11” x 16½”
  • Heavy Weight Cut Away Stabilizer, cut 1 piece 10” x 15” for Large Oval Hoop


Hoop 1 layer of Heavy Weight Cut Away Stabilizer with the front journal cover fabric in the large oval hoop, using Temporary Adhesive spray.

Stitch design #12479-02, using recommended thread color.

Cut and Sew Embroidered Blocks:

When embroidery is finished unhoop and cut fabric to 8” x 11”.

Assemble The Brainy Icons Journal:

Piece the embroidered journal front cover to the 10” x 11” coordinating journal back fabric using a ½” seam allowance.

Press seam open.

Spray the FiberFoam Craft Interfacing with Temporary Adhesive Spray, and adhere the previously stitch piece to the FiberFoam.

Sew a decorative stitch down the seam through the previously stitch piece and the FiberFoam.

Trim book cover to 10” x 16 ½.”

Fold the book flap pieces in half (5” x 11”).  If desired, add a decorative stitch to flap.

Lay the Brainy Icons Journal cover with FiberFoam down right side up.

Lay the flaps on top, with folded edges facing the center of the journal cover. Place the flap with the decorative stitching as the front journal flap.

Lay lining right side down over journal front and flaps.


Pin together and sew around the entire edge using a ¼” seam allowance, leaving a small opening to turn inside out.

Trim corners and turn inside out.

Press well.  Close opening by hand whipping or use sewing machine to close the edge. Enjoy!

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