Hey, who loves notebooks? I do!
It’s Terhi here today, and I want to share you how easy it is to turn patterned papers to your favourite notebooks. All the papers and embellishments I used to create these notebooks are from This is Family line.
I’m the kind of person who love lists and notes. My purse is always filled with notes, notebooks etc. It doesn’t matter if I ever read them or not, I just love writing things down and seeing pretty things while I’m on the go. That’s why I wanted to learn how to use patterned papers for this habit of mine. I found lots of ideas and after trying couple different techniques myself, I decided that the easier the process is the better the notebooks are.
The process for these notebooks couldn’t be easier! Just take couple sheets of “office paper” or any other paper you want to have inside as pages. Cut them to the size you wish to have each spread, then fold them half.
Choose a patterned paper for the cover, cut it slightly bigger or same size as the pages inside and fold it half, too.
My notebooks are sized about 3,5″ x 6,5″.
Then, choose a sewing machine or hand stitching.
With a sewing machine, go ahead and sew the notebook tightly together using the folding as your guide. Sew the line couple of times to make a firm notebook and pretty details!
If you choose hand stitching as I did, pierce small holes (for example with Pink Paislee Book Binding tool) to the pages and to the cover, then simply stitch the book together tightly.
Decorate the cover as you want or leave it as it is.
When you feel ready, add the notebook to your purse with a pencil and you’re ready to rock!
Have a crafty day!
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