Friday, July 27, 2012

DIY Notebook.

These notebooks are the perfect size to keep in your purse or on your desk.  They'd also make a great gift.  Isn't your sister's birthday coming up?
Items you'll need:
-12x12 scrapbook paper
-Ruler
-Thread 
-Sewing Machine
-Paper cutter
To make one notebook you will need to cut one 3x12 strip of paper for the cover of the notebook and four strips of white paper (also 3x12) for the inside pages of the notebook.  
Fold all of the strips of paper in half.  It's best if you fold them each individually instead of all at the same time.  Sew the stack of paper together along the middle crease with a sewing machine.  I set my sewing machine to a medium straight stitch.  Be sure to do some back stitching on the ends so that the thread doesn't come undone.  
And there you have it, an adorable handmade notebook!

7 comments:

Jamie said...

very cute! i like the papers you chose. and my sister's birthday is coming up!! So is yours, huh?

Christal said...

Oh ya, Erika's birthday is coming up! And so is Dora's. Let's make these for them. ;)

andrea brionne said...

these are adorable!! i love the paper you chose

Megumi said...

cuuute! Love the idea and the paper you chose!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

these are adorable! thanks for the tutorial :)

Loving your blog! Oh and my GFC is being weird, but it let me follow you through it by using my twitter, who knew you could do that?! I didn't! Love it.

Stephanie said...

How adorable are these notebooks?? :) I used that velvet cream action you recommended on some of those pictures and changed the opacity on a lot of the layers. I LOVE it! I have another shoot I'm working on editing right now where it's just PERFECT for the lighting and style. I'm excited for you to see it! Thanks for the tips! :)

Go For The Glam said...

Cute idea!


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