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One of a kind stationery in just a few hours!

Embroidering notebooks appeals to the stationery addict within us....we can't stop making them! Even the simplest design will make your notebook pop and give your workspace a little touch of handmade.

Give as a gift with the wow-factor, or keep one to yourself...we challenge you to stop at one! Happy sewing :)

Posted by Knits & Brew from London, United Kingdom • Published See Knits & Brew's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your awesome materials!

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Position your design on your notebook and tape it down so it’s secure

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a darning needle and following the lines of your design, poke holes through the notebook cover, spacing each about 3-4mm apart…

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 4
    Step 4

    …and keep going until you’ve outlined your whole design. Remember to try not to make the holes too big as they will open up when you sew.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully peel your paper and sticky tape off, and you’re ready to begin sewing!

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Separate your thread – you’ll want three strands for a medium-sized notebook, two for a smaller one…

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 7
    Step 7

    …you can even mix thread colours if you want a mottled or multi-coloured effect.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 8
    Step 8

    Starting from the back, bring your needle through, then back again, to make your first stitch.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using a backstitch, follow the lines you’ve made and connect the dots! Remember to keep your paper design close to hand so you can check you’re following the right lines.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 10
    Step 10

    …keep going, you’re nearly there!

  • How to make a notebook journal. Embroidered Notebooks - Step 11
    Step 11

    ….aaaaaand you’re done! Now do a happy dance and congratulate yourself on being a sewing superstar! Tres bon!

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