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Making a reusable fabric journal cover

Learn how to make a unique reusable fabric journal cover that is a great gift for any occasion! Easy to make and personalize!

In this course you will learn how to make a reusable fabric journal cover using Cartonnage technique. It is a hardcover with no sewing required! You will be able to change the journal inside when it is finished and replace it for another one. It is an unique handmade piece that it is a great gift! Easy and quick to make, using simple and not expensive tools and materials!

You will learn how to make your own cover for any size of journal and you will also learn how to make small journal covers reusing cereal boxes. Plus, different ways to use fabric or adding closure systems.

Here you will learn how to cut paper and make all project by yourself, or, you can buy a precut DIY kit with all pre cut paper needed to make the project and start from that. All students enrolled in this course have discount to buy DIY kits online.

Choose your fabric and let's get started in the joy of Cartonnage! Have fun!


Your Instructor


Claudia Squio
Claudia Squio

Claudia Squio is a Brazilian fiber artist living in Michigan and focusing on fabric cartonnage, that is a traditional art of making boxes covered with fabric or paper. She designs fabric boxes and cases and has been teaching this technique at quilt stores and quilt quilds and also through her online cartonnage school. She has authored the book “Cartonnage Basics & Beyond – The complete guide to make fabric boxes” and a Lecture “Cartonnage – the art of box making”.

Some of her artwork also includes the preparation of the fabric, painting and sewing, combining techniques to make even more unique pieces.

Besides creating the pieces and teaching she developed some DIY kits and tools that can be used for her students to start and facilitate the process of fabric box making.

Check her website at www.colorwayarts.com!


TESTIMONIALS

See what students are saying

Claudia does an excellent job of describing the process of Cartonnage. The videos are easy to follow and Claudia explains each step in great detail. You can rewind and fast forward to do the work at your own pace. Claudia will answer any of your questions that come up. Cartonnage does not require any specialized tools but the toolkit makes things easier. The kits will save you time because all the paper is already cut out. But you can cut the paper out yourself too. Cartonnage is fun and not difficult to learn! I would recommend these videos for anyone interested in learning about Cartonnage. Betsy


I am not a skilled crafter, but Claudia's online classes made me feel like one! I found the instructions were detailed yet clear and simple to follow. It was fun. I am delighted with the results. It is particularly important for me as a visual learner to see the instructions and then follow with her demonstrations. I could follow and complete each process with ease and confidence step by step. Her attention to detail is valuable in the processes. Cheri


See what "local Cartonnage students" are saying

I am dazzled by my new notebook and box! Claudia's teaching is wonderful. She paces the class very well and her instructions are clear and precise. She has a wonderful range of projects. I also like the idea of buying a kit and getting the instructions with very helpful photos. But best of all, she has all of the pieces cut in a kit – WOW!!! That is so fabulous for us that we do not have to worry about cutting out the pieces. Sherri


I LOVE the way my box turned out & now I'll be able to keep track of my cartonnage tools. Claudia is such a good teacher & can't wait to take another class. Karen


Claudia's cartonnage classes have been a thoroughly fun and rewarding experience. Thanks to her patient and supportive approach to teaching; clear, step-by-step instructions (both in class and in detailed printed directions); and complete, reasonably priced DIY kits, I have learned to create a variety of unique items, including boxes, journals, sewing kits, frames, trays, wallets, and more. Because Claudia is so well-organized, she demonstrates cartonnage concepts and steps in a way that is easy to understand and follow, even for a beginner. I highly recommend her classes for anyone seeking an introduction to a technique that offers limitless creative possibilities with simple, inexpensive tools and materials. Jan


First of all, the instructions are exquisite. They are professional in every way and every detail. Second, the kits, numbered, professionally cut and laid out are also exceptional. I don't know other people who teach or present cartonnage classes, but Claudia's kits are top of the line. They are also very reasonably priced. Lastly, and most important, she is highly skilled and present classes effectively. She is professional along with extremely kind, considerate, helpful and very sincere. I love her classes for all those reasons. The bonus is learning these skills and coming away with a finished project I am really proud of. Maria


My sewing kit looks great! I'm really proud of it. She is a great teacher. Keep up the good work Claudia! Looking forward to many more classes with you. Molly

Frequently Asked Questions


What crafting skills do I need to be able to do Cartonnage?

None! No expensive machines, no sewing to work with Cartonnage. In this technique we use paper, fabric and glue as the main material. The tools are very simple and easy to find.

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.
I am having trouble for sign up or viewing the videos. What should I do?

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