Pins & Needlebooks Course with Mrs. Cog

Create fully loaded modern needlebooks for junk journalers and crafters from pieced sari silk borders with a micro junk journal inside

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Learn to create inspirational needlebooks, modified for the crafter and junk journaler in all of us.

**The class requires use of a sewing machine and a willingness to get glue on your fingers.**

This course is a complete tutorial showing every step to create a unique needlebook covered in beautiful pieced lurex sari silk borders, with all the trimmings a crafter and junk journal maker would want inside to store sharp, tiny elements and even a micro junk journal. The class is broken into several sections, each containing step by step sequential video demonstrations. Videos are presented in segments by topic and total more than four hours of instruction.The class is comprehensive enough for beginners while containing expert tips, techniques and for junk journal pros.

The course includes over 4 hours of video instruction for:

  • Creating the base and inside pages for a complete needlebook
  • Opening, cutting, ironing and storing lurex sari silk borders
  • Piecing (designing, placing and sewing) the sari cover and base
  • Preparation and assembling of pages
  • Attaching pockets and embellishing
  • Construction of final pages to cover
  • Embellishing after construction is finished
  • Customizing, pins & needles, charms, lace and finishing touches
  • Creating a thread card insert for the larger back pocket
  • Step by step simple instructions for micro junk journal for front pocket

BONUS Section:

  • Full video instructions to adapt the pieced lurex sari silk cover for any size or shape journal

Included in downloadable PDF format:

  • Downloadable pages of small images and phrases
  • Suggested materials and tools lists
  • Measurements in standard and metric for a handy reference
  • Links for where I purchase lurex sari silk and other materials

The information in this course is copyrighted by MrsCogsCrafts© and as such, the videos, .pdf files, access to your teachable account and/or all other forms of information provided in this course may NOT be copied, shared or sold.

You MAY use the information in this course to create physical journals for personal use or to sell.

Your Instructor

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

Welcome to my virtual classroom. From my small remote homestead on the edge of a mountain here in Southwest Virginia, every day is a good day to create and I am thrilled to share it all with you. This wonderful Teachable platform allows me to transport you directly into my crafting studio. Here you will learn via step by step instructions how I craft journals, planners and so much more. Best of all, you will learn how to customize your own creations. So...roll up your sleeves and let's get started! :-)

Most courses will offer both video and written instructions for each project. You will find me quite reachable for questions and feedback. Below I have included links to social media where you can reach me and view my work.



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Contact Me: [email protected]

Course Curriculum

  Section 1: Course Information and Downloads
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  Section 3: Making the Inside Canvas Pages
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  Section4: The Inside Stuffings, Mini Journal and Final Touches
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  Section 5: Creating Pieced Lurex Sari Full Size Journal Covers
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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