I made this little block
And this little block
You have to have a Friends Forever block on your best friends journal.
Then I made these little hearts.
Laid everything out on top of the composition book to see how we were fitting. .
Sew everything together. Trimmed and added as needed. You want your cover to be 1/2" to 3/4" bigger than your book, depending on how thick the cover of your book is. A 1/2" is kind of tight on the composition book, so it is hard to get on but then it conforms to the book real nice. So that's your call.
Open up your book and measure how big the spine and front and back covers are. Once again you want between 1/2" and 3/4" bigger than that number.
Cut two 7 1/2" x whatever the height of your book cover is for the flaps
Fold flaps in half and place so raw edges are on the edge of your lining.
If you want ties on your book cover so you can tie it closed cut two 11" strips of ribbon. This will make a long tie. But I needed mine to be easy for my 8 year old to tie. Measure halfway up the sides of your lining and flaps, pin ribbon in place. Place cover on top of this and pin well.
Starting at the bottom almost center of your book cover sew around the book cover leaving a space so you can turn it.