Do YOU love notebooks?
Do YOU love paper?
Are YOU ever frustrated because a notebook does not have the right combination of paper for YOU?
I have the perfect answer!
Make YOUR own Notebook or Journal! It’s EASY and you can use any combination of paper that YOU want!
OR—Collect all that random paper you have around the house and organize it into one (or several) notebooks.
Add one piece of cardstock to serve as the cover.
Fold all the paper in half to create a booklet.
Don’t worry if some of the sheets are larger than the cover. We will trim them later.
Open the notebook and clip the sheets together with paper clips or sewing clips.
Draw a line down the center of the top page.
Increase the stitch length to 3.0-3.5 and stitch down the center of the book spine. I used a Topstitch needle and 28wt Aurifil cotton thread, but I think any sharp needle will work. Stitch slowly and carefully to stay on the drawn line.
If your edges are not even, fold the pamphlet and use your rotary cutter to trim the book. Use several strokes to cut all the way through the pages. Do not try to cut them all in one heavy cut!
The Perfect Custom Notebook!
I made several inserts for the leather notebooks I made…
Coming soon-How to Make a Leather Traveler’s (Midori-Style) Notebook–in a size that makes sense!
Happy Doodling, Writing, Organizing, Saving!
Your Wanna-be-Organized Quilter,
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