I hope you enjoy!
What you will need:
A book or journal, measuring tape, embellishments if adding any, and fabric.
Step 1: Measure you book and add 2" to the length and width.
Step 2: Cut out you fabric to the new measurements and add any embellishments. For mine I sewed on the fabric strip first than added the ribbon to the top and bottom edges by top stitching along both sides.
Step 3: Finish edges.
Use a zigzag stitch to finish all edges. I increased my width to give it a nice finished look.
Step 4: Put the fabric on your book and fold fabric along straight edges.
Step 5: Remove fabric and iron along the folded edge of the top and the bottom wrong sides together.
Step 6: With the top and bottom folded over you will now fold the other 2 ends towards the right side and iron flat.
Step 7: Sew a stitch using a 1/8" seam along the outside of the corner the length of folded fabric. This should only be about 1".
Step 8: Flip you corners out and slide journal in.
I hope you find this handy;)