French Link Stitch Journal - Instructions download now available!

French Link Stitch Journal - Instructions download now available!

Karen Wyngaard

I love making handmade books, so I was super excited about the Classic Stitch Bound Book release earlier this week. Did you know you can use the same supplies to make a French Link Stitch Journal? The project instructions are now available for purchase in our hybrid store. Your purchase also includes a link to the video tutorial that will guide you through the entire process.

French Link Stitch Journal Instructions now available in the hybrid store. #clubscrap

Introduced at Retreat 2018, the French Link Stitch Journal is one of my favorite book styles. The spine looks so "fancy", but it isn't as difficult to do as it looks.

You'll need the following supplies to make the journal:

Between Tricia and I, we've made quite a few of these beauties. Let's explore them, shall we?

RETREAT CLASS KIT

The Retreat class kit sold out long ago, however, you can easily replicate the look with a dozen plain 12x12s in assorted colors and black book cloth.

French Link Stitch Journal Instructions now available in the hybrid store. #clubscrap
STEAMWORKS

Tricia's journal made with the Steamworks collection is pure steampunk gorgeousness. Paired with the burgundy book cloth from the Classic set, it's a real stunner.

French Link Stitch Journal Instructions now available in the hybrid store. #clubscrap

Visit my blog post for a closer look at both the Class version and Tricia's Steamworks journal.

DAFFODILS

Since gardening is my "other" favorite pastime, I paired gold book cloth from the Modern set with the Daffodils page kit to make a journal perfect for showcasing garden photos.

French Link Stitch Journal Instructions now available in the hybrid store. #clubscrap
SEA BREEZE

The original Sea Breeze collection is extinct, however, you can create a similar journal using the Sea Breeze Remix page kit paired with green book cloth.

French Link Stitch Journal Instructions now available in the hybrid store. #clubscrap

Use book board scraps to create a framed niche in the front cover for beach-related treasures.

Tour both the Sea Breeze and Daffodils journals on my personal blog.

WEDDING

Finally, when I found out Beth's daughter was getting married, I knew she'd want a brag book of sorts to show off the wedding photos. Pairing the Wedding special release kit with white book cloth was a no-brainer.

Visit my blog post for Wedding journal details.

With a bit of extra crafty time on our hands these days, there's never been a better time to learn a new skill. Master book binding with the help of our French Link Stitch Journal instructions!

Happy crafting!

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