The Patched Junk Journal Course

Patches everywhere! An approach to collage and layering textiles, papers, and more into junk journals with modifed file folder signatures.

Patch: A small piece of material affixed to another larger piece to conceal, reinforce, decorate or repair a worn area, hole, or tear.

This course shares the process of designing and creating chunky and loaded patched junk journals.

The class is a complete tutorial showing every step of creating (6" x 6") soft covered junk journals with five (modified) signatures. It is broken into sections, each containing well labeled step by step sequential video demonstrations. Videos are presented in segments by topic and total 6+ hours of video instruction. The class is comprehensive enough for beginners while containing expert tips and techniques for junk journal pros.

The course includes:

  • Construction of soft covers
  • Design of cover patches and layers
  • Building patches
  • Preparation and assembling of pages
  • Patching pages and tags
  • Attaching top and side tabs and drippings
  • Creating and patching file folder signatures
  • Making the binding and sewing pages together
  • Embellishing after construction is finished
  • Dangles, tassels and finishing touches

Downloads included:

  • All pages of 5 new Patched and Patchwork digital image sets in .jpg format
  • 2 printable pages of vintage stitching suggestions to print on card stock
  • Suggested materials and tools lists
  • Measurements for various aspects as a handy reference

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]

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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