Post updated 11/14/2020
I created a tutorial to make this set of three notebooks with handmade paper covers. They would make a really nice gift for both men and women or a favor at an event. You could use any heavyweight handmade paper or card stock for the cover. If you use machine made paper for the cover, make sure the grain runs parallel to the spine of the book.
About the Binding
The notebooks are sewn using one of the easiest and most versatile stitches, 5-Hole Pamphlet Stitch. It can used on its own to make nice notebooks, but also combined with other structures, such as accordion or concertina bindings. If you are making a smaller book, you could use 3 holes or 7 holes if you wanted to make a bigger book.
For tips on making signatures, please check out this blog post: 9 Tips for Awesome Book Pages.
Materials (for one notebook)
1 piece of handmade paper for cover, 8.25″ x 8.25″ (21cm x 21cm)
6-10 pieces text weight paper, 6″ x 8″, (folded and trimmed to make a 6″ x 4″/15cm x 10cm signature)
Scrap paper for template, 6″ x 2″ (15cm x 5cm)
Waxed linen thread, 18″ (46cm)
Double stick tape
Ribbon and paper to decorate
Triangle or square (metal or plastic)
Enjoy the project and post any comments or questions below or in the Facebook group.