Make Your Own Moleskine-Like-Notebook What we'll make: Your very own Moleskine-like-notebook/journal/sketchbook. The one we'll be making is 3.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches. I use this size because it fits nicely into my back or front pants pocket. Don't be put off by the many steps involved. This particular notebook was developed over many years of feeble attempts to organize my thoughts, appointments and small sketches. I hope you enjoy making and using them as much as I have. Table of Contents: Page 1. Materials Needed: 24 sheets of paper 8.5 x 11 inches (use 20# bond at first then you can try other types of paper) One 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of a "special" paper . Tools Needed: A bookbinders needle . Step 1. Take a sheet of your paper, t-square, triangle and pencil and mark your cut lines as shown. Step 2. Now you have 26 sheets of paper (folios), 24 for your pages and 2 for your endpapers. Step 3. Collate six of your folios into a signature as shown then flatten them. Step 4. This is how the spine should look after it's jogged. Step 5.
How to make File Folder Books I was collaborating with my friend Kim last year about some projects we could present at our "Writing and the Visual Arts" workshop at ECEC. We needed some good non fiction ideas and this file folder book fit the bill. I first came across file folder journals in an article in Jan/Feb 2011 Cloth, Paper, Scissors by Heidi Skovski and Karin Winter. It perked my interest and I could envision great applications in the classroom. This is the Owl example we presented at ECEC. This is the Polar Bear version Grade 3 is currently working on. Instead of writing a report the kids have made these books and inside we have tags, pockets, index cards, bookmarks, etc, etc. on which they have put facts, vocabulary, statistics, poems, and paragraphs. It is a great way to get the students excited about compiling a research file. Now I pre-folded the books for the Grade 3's ahead of time. Open folder and refold the center matching up the tabs. Open up the folder. If you stand it up it should look like this.
notebook Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee. Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Thanks for being here with us Sasha! I'm delighted to share my book tutorial with you today: Supplies you’ll need to make this project: • One—8.5 x 5.5 sheet of cardstock • One---1/2 x 3 inch piece of cardstock or paper • Two---2 5/8 x 3 1/8 inch pieces of cardboard, chipboard or matboard (not corrugated) • Hot glue gun and glue sticks • 25---3 x 5 inch ruled or blank index cards • Two---3 x 5 inch sheets cardstock • 2 rubber bands • Pencil • ¼ inch wide Ribbon: One-6 inch piece, plus two-1 inch pieces To make the page block: * 1. * 2. * 3. * 4. * 5. * 6. To make the cover: * 1. Make a little mark at the center of each side of your paper (4.25 inches on center). On each side of those center marks, draw three lines paralleling each other (6 lines total): 5/16”, 5/8”, 13/16” inch from the center mark. * 3. * 4. * 5. * 6. * 8. * 9. * 10.
TrashN2Tees: Upcycled Tshirt Notebook Tutorial Materials: -T-shirts -Scissors -Popsicle Stick -Composition-style notebook or sketchbook (any book with a boardbook-style cover) Make it: 1. 2. Spread a thin and even layer over the book cover using a popsicle stick. 3. 4. 5. I'm excited to publish this tutorial on my blog for the first time- it was originally featured in the Back To School (2011) issue of Green Child Magazine. How to bind papers without staples or clips  Lately my new found alternative to hold 2 or 3 sheets, usually printed articles or clippings of all sorts, is to dab a little glue or paste double-sided tape at the corner of each page. Both ways work out great! Next I came across this clever tip for making a simple booklet without needing even glue, tape or thread! The method consists of 2 parts. Part 1 (the base): fold paper in half. Part 2: fold a new sheet in half and unfold. I made a blank notebook with a fancy (and thicker) cover at the front and back. [Check out part 3!]
Make and bind the ~perfect~ notebook from scratch here we're gonna try to bind a notebook with stuff you already have at home. seriously, the most "special" materials you'll need are the canvas and some beeswax (and even that's optional) but before anything else, what the hell is my definition of the perfect notebook? for me, - the pages should open up flat, like a moleskine notebook - the cover should be very stiff, so i can write on it even if it's propped on my lap - the cover should be highly customizable - the pages should be big and wide, with no lines because i draw a lot - it should be thick enough to contain a whole semester's worth of drawings and notes - sturdy with no fraying on the corners of the cover - preferably with pockets so that's what we're gonna ~try~ and make today the notebook you'll see being constructed is for my friend.
how to make a staple-free matchbook notepad. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them. These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. I'll be making these to drop into my customers' packages as a token of thanks. The paper is from the offcuts of my shipping labels. Cut cardstock into 9" lengths and whatever width you desire. Cut sheets of paper into 4-1/4" lengths and the same width as you chose for your cardstock. Make a 5/8 - 3/4" creased fold on one end of your cardstock. Tuck a stack of 10 pieces of paper into the fold. Sew or handstitch across this edge, leaving a 3/8" seam allowance. Tip: I experimented with various thread weights and needle sizes. Fold opposite edge of cardstock over the paper, aligning fold with edge of paper. Tuck the edge of your cardstock under the lip of your sewn edge. These are so simple and fun - try it out!
Make a 100 page Notebook I am so tired of looking for new notebook and never find exactly what I want. So I thought, why not make my own? This tutorial will show you how to make your own notebook using an old record album cover. It also teaches a sewn in bookbinding technique. It may be that you have all these materials at home or something comparable. 1. Optional materials: -clear packing tape -colored paper -pens -glue stick -button -yarn -large bead #11 DIY Notebooks I've been really meaning to get all of my blog stuff organized. Right now, I have a couple of notebooks that have tons of lists, ideas, and contacts written down in no particular order. I can't stand it. Then I saw this wonderful project on A Beautiful Mess and I was just so inspired! Thanks Elsie! Here's how I made my own little notebooks using recycled papers. Materials: Pretty patterned paper: I cut up an urban outfitters catalog because they have such awesome designs. Scissors: I brought out pinking sheers but decided against using them. Thick needle and embroidery thread Various writing paper: I used yellow legal pad paper, graph paper, and lined newsprint paper that I use with my students. Washi tape: Believe it or not, I just jumped on that bandwagon and got my hands on some wash tape and as expected, I am in love! Alphabet letters: I used these to label my notebooks. 1. 2. 3. 4. I also made one for Chris to write down his songs.
NOTE BOOK Todays diy is a note book. And don´t get terrified by my instructions. Just take it step by step and follow the pictures. Start by cutting 30 pieces of paper with the dimensions 14.5cmx21cm. For the book’s cover, you can cut two pieces of paper of the same size, but from a prettier paper. 1. 2. 3. 4. /// Dagens diy är en anteckningsbok. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. /// 5. 6. 7. 8. Turn the note book upside down and make a small knot by the hole. /// Vänd så på blocket och gör en liten dubbelknut precis vid hålet, klipp av trådarna. And you are done! /// Och du är klar!
5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built Materials: Step 1: Take 5 pieces of white office paper. Step 2: Rip it in half with a ruler. Step 3: Fold those in half. Step 4: Cut out a piece of brown paper bag to fit the exact shape of the folded paper. Step 5: Fit the office paper in the brown bag. Step 9: I hope these drawings make sense below. To add some flourish, add some drawings or watercolor. styling and crafting by Brittany Jepsen Materials: Step 1: Take 5 pieces of white office paper. Step 5: Fit the office paper in the brown bag. Step 9: I hope these drawings make sense below. To add some flourish, add some drawings or watercolor. styling and crafting by Brittany Jepsen How Analog Notebooks can Enhance Productivity Ton Koene In the New Yorker’s recent Why Startups Love Moleskines, David Sax describes the popularity of the spare notebook that many tech-savvy people find superior to digital task software. M.I.T. students, academics, artists and other high-achieving entrepreneurs prize Moleskine notebooks, which come in variety of shapes and sizes, for their simplicity and efficiency. David Allen’s popular time-management method, Getting Things Done adopted the Moleskine as a preferred tool of productivity in which to capture charts, lists, and bullet points. “The easiest and most ubiquitous way to get stuff out of your head is pen and paper We couldn’t agree more. Of course, your notebook doesn’t have to be a Moleskine. Sally Schneider Artist John Wellington published part of his journal as an e-book which included this dandy page: john wellington Fashion designer Paul Smith envisioned a his ideal shed in a Moleskine: Paul Smith Writes Sax: Filip Peraić/Behance We think this red notebook is pretty snazzy…