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Turn an old book cover into a new notebook

I was going to post a how-to until I realized I had NO IDEA what I was doing. No kidding, no idea. I basically took an old hardcover book that was falling to bits, mourned the loss of a Tolkien-related piece and then decided to memorialize the not-that-well-written biography in the form of a diary. I have no idea how to bind books, so I did not feel safe telling other people how to. I managed to stab myself in the phalange with an x-acto knife rather deeply and break the needle on my sewing machine (though it did work), so unless you're a fan of ad hoc crafting then you may just want to look up bookbinding online. ANYWHO, Here's what I finally ended up with. The cover is really cool.


Old Encyclopedia Americana To Creative Journal

Old Encyclopedia Americana To Creative Journal

Guilt free Creativity

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Turn An Old Book Into A Sketchbook Or Journal

Turn An Old Book Into A Sketchbook Or Journal

Turn an Old Book into A Sketchbook or Journal

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Rebound Là Bas

Rebound Là Bas

From paperback to unique hardcover

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Altered Goosebumps Books

Altered Goosebumps Books

crafter beware - you're in for a scare!

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Hand Made Hardcover Journal From Used Book

Hand Made Hardcover Journal From Used Book

Make a personalized journal or planner from a used book and some paper.

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Diy Vintage Children's Book Note Books

Diy Vintage Children's Book Note Books

Check out these fun DIY vintage upcycled notebooks!

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Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · Upstate, NY, United States · 10 projects

That's pretty neat. :)
Totally going to do that!

Lizi · AU · 1 project

I love making journals, it's something that gives you complete satisfaction.
Sounds like you did a modified version of Coptic stitch?
Awesome result though x I love it

Lizi x

Kalli · US · 13 projects

That is really cool. Your description was pretty good too. Seems slightly difficult...but worth while.


CO + K User

The best things I make, I never have any idea what I'm doing! And this is really great!

Mutantcarrot · US · 8 projects

I basically folded over sheets of paper and sewed them into thin packets; then i sewed the packets together. I poked holes into the packets (individually)with my sewing machine, which I was able to do because my machine is pretty strong (old industrial Juki). Then I just took a regular needle and threated through the holes. I pasted the front and back page of the wad of paper to the inside covers, and then pasted original book pages over so it would look neater.

In conclusion, I have no idea what type of bookbinding that is, but that's what I did and somehow it turned out decently.

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 822 projects

That looks like complicated bookbinding, is there a specific name for the type that it is? Your book turned out great.


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