It took a while to sew cuz you can't stick a needle through many pages at once. The craft blogger got the idea from moleskin notebooks. You also put paper on the inside to cover the cereal box's front side haha :). I love it's size! But not the pages :(, I should have made them bigger (I was following the instruction's size & a little smaller), so make sure to have that right if this inspires you to do this.