About this project
Published

Time
Time:1h30
Difficulty
Nice 'n' Simple
Crafts
BookbindingSewing

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Castle, Wales, GB
2011
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Hand-stitched using old postcards

This is modelled on a notebook that my friend made me (the one with the dancing women on the front). Its made from 6 individual pads of paper stitched together between postcard covers.



Instructions

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold 3 sheets of paper in half. Cut or tear along the fold line (I tear mine because I like the rough edges). Put all the paper together and fold in half. This is the first pad of paper. Do this for the other sheets until you have 6 in total.

  • Step 2

    Thread your needle and knot the end.

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make holes in the spine of your paper pads. (You don't have to do this beforehand, you can do it as you go, but it does make it easier). Make sure you line your papers up, so that your holes match up.

  • Step 4

    Put the first pad and the front cover together. Pull the needle through the bottom hole of the pad so that the knot sits inside the pad.

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make a hole on the outside of the postcard about 1cm in, in line with the paper hole. Pull the thread through.

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pull the thread up to the top of the postcard and tuck the needle under the stitch you have just made and pull through. Put the needle back into the paper hole and pull through.

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 7
    Step 7

    Move onto the next hole and repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have stitched along the hole length. It should look like the picture on the inside of the paper.

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you are at this point, your thread should be coming out of the inside of the paper. Tuck the needle under the thread and pull through the hole. Line up the next pad and attatch in the same way as in the previous steps, expect instead of making holes in the cover attach the 2 pads of paper by tucking the thread under the previous stitch.

  • How to make a recycled book. Postcard Notebooks - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue until you have added all the paper pads and back cover. Knot the thread on the inside and trim the ends. The spine of yout notebook should look something like this. Enjoy!

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Comments

Vicki O.
Vicki O. · Hull, England, GB · 10 projects

great idea! x

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Lonelywolf
Lonelywolf · Katwijk, Zuid-Holland, NL · 13 projects

:o really like it! Happyxxx

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Libby W.
Libby W. · Castle, Wales, GB · 78 projects

Thats cool. I'm glad you tried it. Now i've looked at it again I can see where you are confused, because at 6 where I've said to tuck it under the stitch there isn't one there. So after you have attached the cover, just put the needle back into the hole in the paper and move onto the next hole. In the next stitches you can tuck the thread under the previous stitch. Hope this makes more sense. If not, let me know and I'll try and make it clearer.

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Gilly S.
Gilly S. · 3 projects

can u explain 5&6 again cause im kind of lost...yes...im slow

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