Raise your hand if you were at REVIE this weekend. Is your hand in the air? Are you waving it like you just don’t care?
Today I am going to show you how to make a simple notebook – just like the ones that were in you swag bag at Revive. It’s a really fun really quick really easy project. If you have a sewing machine, chances are you have everything on hand to whip one up.
You will need a piece of card stock. The one I have today is 8 1/2 by 11, but the Revive notebooks used 12 by 12. Then you will need 8-15 pieces of copy/printer paper. I prefer also to use a corner rounder to give it a nice finishing touch, but it is not necessary.
Next you will want to fold everything in half. Make sure you crease the paper REALLY well.
Now all that’s left to do is place the white pages inside the card stock and stitch it. Stack them neatly making sure to match the creases. Then sew as close to the crease as possible, on what will be the back of the notebook. I usually use a longer stitch – and prefer to sew down through the card stock, it gives a nicer finish than if you sew from the inside.
The best part about this project is that it is completely costomizable. You can use any card stock you like, your favorite color or pattern. I was even thinking it would be a fun thing to give for a mother’s or father’s day gift if you had your children draw or color a picture then you could use that as the cover. Break out the markers and paint make it what you want. On this one I used some small alphabet stamps to write something fun on the cover.
I’m all about personalizing gifts for people, and I am looking forward to making some of these bad boys for my friends upcoming birthdays. I’m thinking a little bundle of three of these with some fun pens or pencils would be a perfect birthday treat.
Linking up at Tuesday’s the Scoop.