Zipper Bound Journal

Make your own journal with steampunk styling to record your journeys – fantastic or terrestrial.  Eclectic Elements zippers and hardware blend with the collaged fabric print for perfect retro appeal.


designed by Rebecca Kemp Brent

Finished Size: 9″ x 5 3/4″(23cm x 14.7cm)

Fabric Requirements from Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz,  Correspondence Collection:

  • Correspondence-Royal Mail                1/4 yd (.23m)
  • Correspondence- Model Airplanes     3/8 yd (.95m)
  • Correspondence-Postal Stripes           2 1/4″ x 4″ (5.6cm x 10cm)

Eclectic Elements Coats Craft Thread: 7820 Rust,8380 Seal Brown, 8010 Natural

One 9″ (23cm) Eclectic Elements  zipper, 7820 Rust

One 9″ (23cm) Eclectic Elements  zipper, 8380 Seal Brown

25mm Eclectic Elements  D-ring, Gunmetal

18mm Eclectic Elements Swivel Latch, Gunmetal

3/8 yd (.95m) of paper-backed fusible web

2 yds (1.82m) of 5/8″(1/5cm)-wide fusible-web tape

11 1/2″ x 9″ (29cm x 23cm) piece of ultra-firm craft interfacing (such as Floriani Stitch N Shape)

30 sheets of unlined 8 1/2″ x 11″(21.5cm x 28cm) paper (text weight; ordinary office paper is fine)

Large binder clips


Crewel needle

Pinking shears

Optional: Pliers if you have trouble pulling the needle through these materials.

Click here to download instructions.

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